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 Stapp, the lead singer of Creed, reviews the new movie Creed, learn how Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones should have ended and. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets a homemade trailer and a comprehensive breakdown of Easter Eggs in Marvel's Jessica Jones. But first, the much-maligned Fantastic Four gets an Honest Trailer and a man dressed as Darth Vader tried to rob a store in Florida! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Marvel's Jessica Jones Easter Egg Breakdown *SPOILERS*
The first season of Marvel's Jessica Jones has only been streaming for less than a week, but that was more than enough time for Mr. Sunday Movies to offer a comprehensive breakdown of all the Easter Eggs. This seven minute video reveals all of the show's references to the Marvel Comics, MCU and much more. Obviously, there will be tons of spoilers if you haven't watched the show yet, so watch at your own risk.
Fantastic Four Honest Trailer
The sardonic Screen Junkies crew has taken aim at this summer's Fantastic Four for their latest Honest Trailer. Ironically, this trailer arrived yesterday, the same day that 20th Century Fox pulled the planned sequel The Fantastic Four 2 off their release calendar entirely. This trailer gleefully pokes fun at every aspect of the superhero flop, and brings up a good point, that a movie about the making of this movie might be much more interesting than Fantastic Four itself.
Darth Vader Robs a Florida Store
It seems that even criminals are excited for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as proved by a would-be robber. Jacob Jeremy Mercer, 32, walked into a Jacksonville Beach, Florida convenience store, dressed as Darth Vader, demanding money from the clerk by gunpoint. The clerk simply refused, and another employee managed to throw a bottle of ranch dressing that hit him in the head. The would-be robber fled, and was later arrested. The Dark Side of the Force is no match for ranch dressing, at least not in real life.
Scott Stapp from Creed Reviews Creed
Warner Bros.' Creed arrives in theaters starting today, and while we wait to see how well it does at the box office, we already know it's a hit with critics. The Rocky spinoff is currently at 94% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, but Funny or Die has a much different review, from Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the rock band Creed. This hilarious review features Scott Stapp breaking down the historical inaccuracies, revealing that the band has never boxed or hung out with Rocky Balboa. Kudos to Scott Stapp for finally doing what others have been doing for years: make fun of Creed.
How Attack of the Clones Should Have Ended
The How It Should Have Ended crew are capitalizing on Star Wars mania by offering a new video that "fixes" several scenes in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Unlike most of their videos, where they only focus on the ending, this five-minute animated video picks and chooses random moments from second prequel, offering their alternate takes that may have made the movie a bit more enjoyable. They do admit in the YouTube description that this video could have easily been 30 minutes long, but their choices are certainly on point, especially the scene with Jar Jar Binks.
DIY Drax Blades From Guardians of the Galaxy
The metal-forging folks at Awe Me's Man At Arms: Reforged have returned with a new video where they make Drax the Destroyer's (Dave Bautista) deadly blades from Guardians of the Galaxy. While this isn't exactly a DIY project, it's still fascinating to see how these forgers create Drax's daggers from scratch. You can see just how sharp these blades are during a demonstration at the very end.
DIY Chewbacca Bowcaster, Plus a Star Wars Roller Derby
DIY Prop Shop has teamed up with Prank it Forward for a special episode with two Orange County roller derby teams, who play a special game for charity. The prop shop also has a new build, showing fans how to build their own DIY version of Chewbacca's Bowcaster from Star Wars, which will only cost you $37.
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