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 top-notch Thursday? A young child gets an Optimus Prime birthday cake that actually transforms, an alternate Minions trailer addresses a touchy subject and find out what Dwayne Johnson's IMDB page might look like through the year 2047. But first, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice gets a wonderful homemade trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Homemade Trailer
Cinefix's Homemade Movies series has put together a wonderful DIY version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, using some simple costumes and homemade props and models. We even have a side-by-side comparison to the actual trailer, which shows the level of detail they tried to achieve on a shoestring budget. If that wasn't enough, we also have a behind-the-scenes video that shows how they put it all together.
Minions Meet Hitler
In Universal's blockbuster Minions, the story takes place long before they ever found their leader Gru, showing the other "despicable" world leaders they served under. There is one glaring omission, though, which Funny or Die shines some light on in a hilarious alternate trailer. That's right, the Minions served under Hitler. While this is just a parody, it does bring up a good point, since the movie shows so many infamous leaders except for the worst of them all.
Princess Zelda and Princess Peach Fight to the Death
If you've ever wanted to see two video game princesses throw down in a fist-fight, AndrewMFilms has the video for you. This entertaining short film that features The Legend of Zelda's Princess Zelda and Super Mario Bros.' Princess Peach fighting to the death.
Fight Club Gets a G-Rated Animated Parody
The Fine Brothers are back with another inventive video, putting a G-rated, animated spin on the R-rated, live-action classic Fight Club. This version of the story portrays Tyler, Marla and the rest of these characters as eight-year-old kids, who attend a support group for cooties. They also have a much different use for soap in this version, which is highly-entertaining and well worth a look-see.
Dwayne Johnson's IMDB Page Through the Year 2047
You may have noticed that Dwayne Johnson has become attached to so many projects lately it's hard to even keep track of them. Vulture has certainly taken note, creating their own version of the actor's IMDB page through the year 2047. This page features some of his actual projects, like the Big Trouble in Little China remake, Rampage, Fast & Furious 8 and Shazam! along with numerous fake projects like Magic Mike: Magnum, the Fast & Furious spinoff Law Man, where he stars as Luke Hobbs and a live-action version of Aladdin where he plays the Genie. They also predict he will become the California Governor in 2026 and star in a reboot/spinoff of The Golden Girls entitled The Golden Boys in 2047. Check out the full fake filmography at Vulture.
Transformers Transforming Birthday Cake
Russell Munro's young son asked for Transformers-themed party for his sixth birthday, so his father decided to "up the ante" and build him a special cake, that actually transforms. While the mother made the actual cake, dad used a 3D printer to construct an Optimus Prime platform that transforms from the iconic semi truck to a standing robot. We also have a video that shows how his platform works without the cake. It looks like we have another candidate for Father of the Year on our hands.
Infectious Designer has put together two fascinating videos that combines the music of Daft Punk with a unique Star Wars story in Darth Punk. The video follows Darth Vader and Boba Fett disguised as an electronic music duo, as they track down a mysterious woman who turns out to be a Jedi. Along with the five-minute short, we have a one-minute prequel and a behind-the-scenes video that shows how this fascinating short film/music video was put together.
Rick and Morty's Back to The Future Mashup
With Back to The Future celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, a lot of people are revisiting this timeless classic. Yalda M has put together a wonderful mashup of the hit animated show Rick and Morty, splicing in a few lines of dialogue from Back to The Future. Anyone who's seen Rick and Morty knows there are several parallels between the title characters and Back to The Future's Doc and Marty, and it's fun to see both properties mashed up in an inventive way.
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