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? Star Wars Rebels gets mashed up brilliantly with the cult classic series Firefly, adults react to Super Bowl commercials and a wonderful montage of all this year's Academy Award-nominated movies. But wait, there's more! The last three seasons of The Walking Dead get an honest trailer and Guardians of the Galaxy gets a Suicide Squad mashup. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Guardians of the Galaxy And Suicide Squad Mashup
Last month, the second trailer for Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad debuted, which was widely praised by fans all over the world. YouTuber Robert Jones decided to take the audio track from this beloved video, primarily the use of Queen's beloved tune "Bohemian Rhapsody," and use it to create a new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy. These two groups aren't entirely that dissimilar, and this brilliantly-edited trailer is well worth checking out.
The Walking Dead Honest Trailer: Seasons 4 - 6
The Screen Junkies crew has turned their attention to the small screen for this week's honest trailer, poking fun at Seasons 4-6 of AMC's hit zombie series The Walking Dead. This seven-minute video pokes fun at the show's format of running eight-episode stretches, two of which are usually great, with two that are just good and four episodes of "filler." They also take some jabs at the show's recurring theme of Rick and his group continually finding a safe haven, only to eventually destroy it. Even if you're a hardcore fan of this series, you'll certainly get a chuckle or two out of this honest trailer.
Star Wars Rebels Meets Firefly
Even though one show is animated and the other is not, and despite the fact they take place in completely different galaxies, the ragtag crew of The Ghost in Star Wars Rebels has been compared to the crew of Serenity in Firefly. Star Wars Minute has decided to recreate the Firefly opening credits sequence with footage from Star Wars Rebels. You can also check out a side-by-side version of this mashup with the original Firefly credits.
Adults React to Super Bowl Commercials
Now that this year's Super Bowl is behind us, many are still dissecting the crop of commercials that aired during the big game. Fine Brothers Entertainment has put together another video that showed adults of varying ages reacting to three of this year's big game commercials. The commercials in question were Mountain Dew's "puppymonkeybaby" ad, Heinz's "Wiener Stampede" ad, with a number of wiener dogs wearing hot dog costumes, and the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl winner, featuring a couple at an ultrasound meeting.
2016 Oscar Nominees Montage
Vimeo user Filmnørdens Hjørne has put together a fantastic three-minute montage that showcases all of the Academy Award nominated movies, set to the song "Darkest Ocean" by All Twins. The video features Room, The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and Spotlight, just to name a few, which should get fans ready for Oscar Sunday in just a few weeks.
Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Chase Becomes an Online Game
Many awards season analysts believe this is the year that Leonardo DiCaprio finally takes home an Oscar for his harrowing performance in The Revenant. The actor has been nominated numerous times, but he has never taken home the little gold man in his storied career. A new online game has surfaced dubbed Red Carpet Rampage, an arcade-style side-scrolling game which pokes fun at Leo's Oscar chase. You can take a look at a gameplay video above, and visit Red Carpet Rampage to play the game for yourself.
10 Incredible Alternate Endings You May Not Have Seen
Screen Rant has put together a new video that showcases some of the most obscure yet incredible alternate endings fans may not be familiar with. Some of these endings included those from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Furious 7, Watchmen and Interstellar.
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