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 wonderful Wednesday? Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World gets an honest trailer, Napoleon Dynamite gets re-imagined as an Oscar-worthy drama and The Simpsons gets mashed up with Netflix's Making a Murderer. But wait, there's more! Deadpool Vs. The Angry Birds Movie and Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets an alternate ending. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Deadpool Meets The Angry Birds
Just a few weeks ago, Sony released the second trailer for The Angry Birds Movie, which focuses on Jason Sudeikis' Red, a bird with an obvious anger problem. The fine folks at FlickReel have put together a hilarious mashup that combines Red's actions with another beloved character in red, Deadpool. This 30-second video is more effective than you'd think, and it's only flaw is that it should be much, much longer.
The Simpsons Gets a Making a Murderer Mashup
While it seems the buzz swirling around Netflix's Making a Murderer has died down somewhat, Vulture has presented a much different look at this docu-series. The site has spliced together audio from the series with Fox's long-running hit The Simpsons, which is just as impressive as it is hilarious. With 27 seasons worth of material to comb through from The Simpsons, it isn't shocking that they were able to find the exact scenes to sync up with Making a Murderer, but i'm curious how long it took them to do so.
How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Should Have Ended
We knew it would only be a matter of time before the How It Should Have Ended folks set their sights on the massive blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now that day has finally come. Like most of their videos, the HISHE crew actually address a number of other moments from the movie, such as Finn's battle with TR-8R, Kylo Ren's Darth Vader tribute, the StarKiller Base and much more. But the actual alternate ending is quite brilliant. You can skip ahead to the 2:56 mark of the video above if you want to see just the ending, but the whole five-minute video is well-worth watching.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Honest Trailer
The Screen Junkies crew have set their sights on the 2010 cult classic Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World for this week's Honest Trailer, poking fun at the film's whiny protagonist (Michael Cera) and the fact that practically every character is a horrible person. You'll most certainly look at this movie in a different way after watching this four-minute video that takes this beloved movie down a few pegs.
Napoleon Dynamite Oscar Remix
When Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters in 2004, viewers were enamored with director Jared Hess' quirky style of dry humor and Jon Heder's one-of-a-kind performance as the title character. YouTuber Ryan Shukis took it upon himself to re-edit the movie as a heartwarming Oscar-worthy drama, with the help of some inspirational-type music.
McFarlane Toys Releases Five Nights at Freddy's Playsets
McFarlane Toys announced earlier this week that they are releasing a new playset based on the hit video game Five Nights at Freddy's, which is also being developed as a new movie. The set will be priced at $29.99, and will be available to purchase in August. The set will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, and you can visit McFarlane.com for more details.
McDonald's Happy Meal Remains Unspoiled After 6 Years
While this may not be movie or TV-related at all, it may change the way you look at fast food. KansasCity.com discovered a Facebook post from Jennifer Lovdahl of Anchorage, Alaska, who conducted an experiment with a McDonald's Happy Meal. After purchasing the meal, she left it, uneaten, in her office for six years, where it remained completely unspoiled, without any mold or decomposition at all. The woman, who owns Balanced Health Chiropractic, said the food "only smelled of cardboard," and that she conducted the experiment to show patients how unhealthy fast food really is. You can check out the original https://www.facebook.com/balancedhealthchiropracticalaska|Facebook post, which has been shared over 320,000 times since it was posted last week.
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