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? We have a video that breaks down everything wrong with Pixels, an honest trailer for Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor and The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand shows off his celebrity impressions. But wait, there's more! The Revenant gets remixed with the classic computer game Oregon Trail and you can check out an incredible fan-made lightsaber. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Everything Wrong With Pixels
Adam Sandler returned to theaters this summer with Pixels, which wasn't quite the summer blockbuster he was hoping for, taking in $78 million domestic from an $88 million budget. Now that the summer action movie is available on home video formats, Cinema Sins has returned to deliver an exhaustive breakdown of everything wrong with this movie. The video is quite long, at 20 minutes, but it's still a lot shorter than the 105-minute runtime.
The Revenant Hits The Oregon Trail
Vulture is back with another one of their Remixes, and the site just may have outdone itself this week. They took footage from The Revenant trailer and digitally added a slew of different elements from the hit 1980s computer game Oregon Trail. While Hugh Glass wasn't trying to get to Oregon, and he didn't die of dysentery, there are a few similarities between the game and the film that make this video a fun watch. Also, why hasn't anyone made a film adaptation of Oregon Trail yet?
Pearl Harbor Gets an Honest Trailer
Screen Junkies is back with another Honest Trailer, going all the way back to 2001 with Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. While it may seem strange to trample on a 15-year-old movie, the SJ crew reminds us before every video that these are what the fans want to see, and they find a way to tie it in to Michael Bay's new film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, which opens this weekend. This four-minute video pokes fun at the slapstick humor and the bizarre love triangle that unfolds, with the massive sneak attack by the Japanese merely serving as a backdrop for this action-drama.
Epic Fan-Made Lightsaber
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has given birth to a whole new generation of fans, all of whom will likely want their own lightsaber. Martin Beyer has put together what might be the most incredible fan-made lightsaber, complete with sound effects. He doesn't mention how much it cost him to build this incredibly detailed device, or how long it took him, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gets bombarded with offers to make this saber for fans around the world.
The Walking Dead Star Ross Marquand's Celebrity Impressions
In just over a month from today, The Walking Dead will return to close out the back half of Season 6 on Valentine's Day, but today we have a video of one of its stars to tide you over. Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron on the series, has teamed up with Vanity Fair to deliver a slew of absolutely dead-on celebrity impressions. The actor perfectly impersonates stars like Matthew McConaughey, George Clooney, Al Pacino and so much more.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Batman (1989)
While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits the big screen in just a few months, yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the original Batman TV series. To commemorate this occasion, Cinefix has decided to break down seven things you didn't know about the movie it spawned 30 years later, Tim Burton's Batman. If this doesn't quite make sense, the site explains they already did a video about the original series, so they turned their attention to this 1989 blockbuster. The video breaks down a number of intriguing facts, including that Robin was originally supposed to be in the movie.
Linkin Park's "In The End" Sung Through 183 Different Movies
Some people clearly have too much time on their hands, and Youtuber The Unusual Suspect may just be one of them. This individual decided to splice footage together from 183 different movies to create an unusual medley of the Linkin Park song "In The End." The video is oddly compelling, even if you aren't a big Linkin Park fan.
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