Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? We show you a breakdown of why you might hate-watch Season 3 of True Detective, every Easter Egg from Fantastic Four and Mad Max: Fury Road gets an improbable mashup with Adventure Time. But first, we show you how to make your very own Mecha suit from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
How To Make Your Own DIY Mecha Suit From Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The folks at Cinefix's Homemade Movies are tackling Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this week, showing fans how to make their own Batman "Mecha Suit" with everyday household items. All you need is cardboard and a hot glue gun for the mask, but the whole suit requires quite a bit of Tupperware. The result is rather impressive, and they even have a technique for how to achieve a "worn steel" look to freshly spray-painted pieces of cardboard.
Every Fantastic Four Easter Egg
If you're one of the few who saw Fantastic Four in theaters this weekend, Mr. Sunday Movies has put together a comprehensive list of every Easter Egg and reference in a new five-minute video. There will be plenty of spoilers if you haven't seen this superhero reboot yet, but if you couldn't bring yourself to see it on opening weekend, there is probably a slim chance of you doing so in the weeks to come.
True Detective Season 3 Hate-Watching Guide
If you didn't love True Detective Season 2, which apparently is a significant number of fans, then College Humor has the perfect video for you. The video features one of CH's actors portraying Nic Pizzolatto, as he "breaks down" the plot for Season 3, which will be even more worthy of hate-watching than this past season. Of course, we don't even know if Season 3 will happen yet, but despite all of the hate, it should surely happen.
Mad Max: Fury Road And Adventure Time Mashup
The key to a good mashup is bringing together two things that wouldn't normally be uttered in the same sentence. Egor Zhgun has put together a fantastic mashup that features dialogue from Mad Max: Fury Road with Adventure Time's animation style. And, yes, there is an Adventure Time version of the flamethrowing guitarist Coma the Doof Warrior in this fantastic one-minute video.
8 Mile Honest Trailer
Screen Junkies is back with this week's Honest Trailer delving into the 2002 drama 8 Mile. While it may feel a bit dated (when was the last time you talked about 8 Mile?), that doesn't mean it's any less humorous or biting, skewering Eminem's factory job, the need for everyone in Detroit to spontaneously burst into freestyle rhymes and much more.
Breaking Bad Inspires a Gruesome Copycat Murder
Four young French students were arrested this week in connection to the murder of 23-year-old Eva Bourseau, which was in part inspired by a plot from Breaking Bad. The Hollywood Reporter reveals two of the suspects went to Eva Bourseau's apartment to collect the 6,000 Euros ($6,615) she owed them, and when she didn't pay, they killed her with a gunshot to the head. After the murder, they tried to dispose of her body by dissolving it in acid, which one suspect admitted to authorities was inspired by a scene in Breaking Bad.
Horrible Dad Movie Puns - Part 1
Funny or Die has put out the first part of a series dubbed "Dad Movie Puns." If your own father was a fan of horrible puns, then you should get a kick out of this video featuring "The Fault In Our Stairs," "Gone Grill" and "A Beautiful Rind." We'll post the second part as soon as it's available.
Legend of Zelda Western Short Film
Beat Down Boogie has put together a wonderful seven-minute short film that blends the hit video game Legend of Zelda with the Western genre, entitled Hang Em Hyrule. We're not sure how many Zelda fans appreciate Westerns as well, but this video is perfectly crafted for that cross-section of fandom.
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