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 fantastic Friday? Key & Peele break down the development of Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back trailer is re-cut to resemble Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Deadpool trailer gets re-imagined with Donald Trump. Also, Straight Outta Compton gets mashed up with the musical stylings of Justin Bieber. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
As political minds ponder whether or not Donald Trump could actually land the Republican Presidential nomination, Cyborg Monkey has put together a hilarious video to get our minds off all the political madness, editing the Presidential candidate into the fantastic Deadpool trailer. We get brief snippets of footage from Donald Trump's speaking engagements along with a few sound bites, and even a horrid toupee slapped atop Deadpool's head. Kudos, Cyborg Monkey.
The Original Gremlins 2: The New Batch Pitch
Key & Peele is currently in the midst of its fifth and final season, and this sketch is so brilliant it makes me even more sad this show is ending. Comedy Central has released this five-minute video where a "sequel doctor" named Star Magic Jackson Jr. (Jordan Peele) oversees a crazy brainstorming session that may help explain how crazy the movie became. Oh, how we will miss you, Key & Peele
Harry Potter is the Villain?
BloodBlitz Comedy has put together an intriguing video that paints Harry Potter as the villain, using footage of the beloved character's less than flattering moments. While Harry certainly isn't the villain in these stories, he does have plenty of menacing moments which make this video possible, and it certainly provides plenty of food for thought for Harry Potter fanatics.
Iconic Villains Make Fun of The Joker's New Look
How It Should Have Ended has put together a clever and hilarious animated video entitled Villain Pub, which is apparently a place where iconic movie villains can relax and have a few drinks. This video features Loki and Voldemort greeted by the new Joker, as seen in the upcoming Suicide Squad. Other villains stop by to chime in, including Khan, General Zod, The Emperor, Magneto and Bane in this video, that pokes fun at Hollywood's reboot-happy nature and Jared Leto's stint on My So-Called Life.
The Empire Strikes Back Meets The Force Awakens
Youtuber Dan Flesher has put together a fascinating edit of the Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back trailer, using the same music and cues from the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. While most of you have likely seen Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back hundreds of times in your life, this trailer will give you a different outlook on this beloved classic, using footage we've all seen before in brilliant ways.
Straight Outta Compton and Justin Bieber Trailer Mashup
We had to know this was coming at some point. With every successful movie like Straight Outta Compton, mashups and parodies always follow, and today Funny or Die brings us a mashup of the N.W.A. biopic's trailer with none other than Justin Bieber. The trailer still includes plenty of Straight Outta Compton footage, along with footage of Justin Bieber recording his songs in the studio, and news videos chronicling some of his bizarre antics.
Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park Parody Music Videos
David Unger Music has put together two wonderful music videos for Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, where these musicians replace the faces of the stars with their own. It does look and sound kind of corny, but at the same time, it's rather brilliant, with a number of random shots from other movies and assorted items spliced into these iconic shots.
Back to The Future Skateboard Replica
With Back to The Future celebrating its 30th Anniversary this summer, We're Going Back is bringing back Marty McFly's original skateboard for fans to purchase. This Madrid/Valterra skateboard will cost you a pretty penny at $300, but if you have the cash to spend, you better put in an order quickly. Pre-orders will only be accepted for two months, ahead of the massive 30th Anniversary celebration that will take place in Los Angeles this October. You can visit WereGoingBack.com for more information about this skateboard and the entire celebration.
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