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 tantalizing Thursday? We have a breakdown of how X-Men: Days of Future Past differs from the comics it was based on, a video that breaks down Hot Toys' toy-crafting process and an extensive Back to The Future retrospective. But first, find out how Inside Out should have ended. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
How Inside Out Should Have Ended
How It Should Have Ended is tackling Inside Out this week, which shows how "brain farts" really work and what happens when someone's mind is blown. It's a wonderful but brief video that pokes fun at the movie without actually tearing into it too much. Inside Out is doing just fine, taking in over $550 million at the box office, but this video offers an amusing alternate ending that you certainly won't see on the Blu-ray or DVD.
Greenlighter Trailer Parodies Lack of Female Marvel Heroes
Above Average has put together an entertaining parody video entitled The Greenlighter, following a woman who has the "super power" to green light a female-driven Marvel superhero movie. Of course, the studio has come under much scrutiny in the past for its lack of female heroes in the MCU, which they are trying to rectify with 2018's Captain Marvel. The video pokes fun at numerous cinematic stereotypes for female heroes, while dealing with an important issue.
X-Men: Days of Future Past Video Break Down
Cinefix has a detailed breakdown on how last year's blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past differs from the comic books it was based on, Uncanny X-Men #141 and #142. This video explains how the underlying premise is still the same, following a mutant going back in time to stop Mystique from assassinating a political figure, thus rewriting history. In the comics, the mutant-hunting Sentinels had only taken over North America, but in the movie, they had seized control of the entire world. This is just one of several differences outlined in this enlightening 15-minute video.
Back to The Future In-Depth Retrospective Video
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, and to commemorate the occasion, Oliver Harper has debuted an insightful retrospective. This 30-minute video includes behind-the-scenes footage and tons of trivia that any BTTF fan will surely enjoy and appreciate. The video serves as the perfect refresher course for the 1985 classic, which is coming back to theaters this fall for the anniversary celebration.
How are Hot Toys Action Figures Created?
The StoryPlus has delivered a five-minute video that shows how the artisans at Hot Toys hand-craft their exquisite action figures. The video is in Korean, since the company is based in South Korea, but there are English subtitles and there is a wealth of details contained within. For fans who want to get into the toy-sculpting business, the video also offers a few tips for how to break in.
A History of Ass-Kicking in Movies - Part 2
Last month, Cinefix's FilmSchool'd revealed the first part of their video series A History of Ass-Kicking in Movies. Today we have the second part, which picks up this history lesson during the Vietnam War era and covers action movies into the late 1980s. The third and final installment will be coming in the near future, but in the meantime, you can check out the first two segments above.
Jake Johnson Does Parkour
Funny Or Die has put together an amusing video where Jurassic World star Jake Johnson, inspired by an American Eagle commercial, tries his hand at parkour. While his moves initially look impressive, the comedic actor gets a harsh reality when he looks at the actual footage that was shot.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Visual Study
Vimeo user Benjamin Sampson has put together a visual study of director Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence. Based on an original idea from the late Stanley Kubrick, director Steven Spielberg's 2001 sci-fi film wasn't a massive hit upon initial release, but has found an audience over the years, with many asserting that the film gets better with age. This new video re-examines the film in thoughtful ways that may make you want to revisit A.I.: Artificial Intelligence in the future.
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