Originally, this Star Wars animation by YouTuber Otaking77077 (and I’m assuming, some other people) had no sound at all. Then it was taken down. Then re-uploaded by another user with some music of their choosing. You can listen to it that way if you want but I suggest hitting mute, deciding on your own soundtrack (or simplify things and choose John Williams’ score), and voicing the characters yourself. Regardless, this is impressive stuff and I look forward to seeing the creators’ final version.
There comes a point in your gaming life when Super Mario Bros. levels become so engrained in your head you could play them with your eyes closed and still get six fireworks. Perhaps the solution is to then create your own level. Out of Post-It notes. Yeah, why not? That’s what the Final Cut King group (previously of Lightsaber Kitties and Kitten Pikachu fame) set out to do with 7,000 of the sticky reminders. Take a look, you might see some other classic game character cameos as well.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard any news about the film adaptation of Y: The Last Man — so, we’re lucky to have something to tide us over until the big screen debut of our favorite post-apocalyptic world in which all people with Y chromosomes are dead. Here’s Y: The Last Man Rising, a fan-made film written, directed, and produced by Christian Cardona. Pretty impressive for a lower-budget fan film, right?
Spiders. It had to be spiders: the nephew of a Redditor asked to make a movie so naturally, they made an epic Indiana Jones short featuring a little Indy battling evil spiders, resulting in quite possibly the cutest fan-made video ever. This movie has it all — great cinematography, gunshots, whip scenes, and even a cute little approximation of Harrison Ford’s signature smirk. Oh, and the spiders might just rival the CGI of a certain film featuring aliens, crystal skulls, and Shia LeBeouf…yeah, we went there. Here’s to the next generation of Indiana Jones fans, keep cracking those whips in search of ancient artifacts you adorable little devils!
Well, this is a groovy way to start your day. In another case of “Fans Do Cool Things,” Daniel Kanemoto of Ex Mortis Films has put together this animated tribute to the Evil Dead trilogy, inspired by a Mondo-style fan poster for the movies. It is the perfect soul-swallowing eye snack for fans of slapstick horror movies.
We learned a small portion of what an Auror’s job is like in J.K. Rowling’sHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the following books but a lot of us were left wanting more. See Aurors, the elite unit of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement for the Ministry of Magic, are trained to investigate witches, wizards, or other magical creatures meddling in the Dark Arts. In other words, everyone thinks they’re really cool, not to mention a little bit nuts (Mad Eye Moody was an Auror you’ll recall). It’s doubtful we’ll ever get a book on the life of Aurors from Rowling so it’s really great that some fans took it upon themselves to expand on the story. This is a trailer for Auror’s Tale, directed by Leo Kei Angelos with a screenplay from Cassandra Johnstone and made by a ton of other HP fans.
According to the video description, the events take place in New York City and the project will not feature any pre-existing characters from Rowling’s series. “Hawthorne is the force’s newest recruit and the dark criminals’ latest threat. Plunging into the nightmare that his occupation offers, he makes quick enemies of the most depraved wizard gang in America: the ever violent, ever twisted Hellhounds.” And well, the effects are very impressive. If you like what you see, you have a ten-part web series to look forward to.
It took me less than 50 seconds to start tearing up over this fan-made tribute to the Harry Potter series. “Creating this tribute was easily one of the most simultaneously rewarding and draining things I’ve ever done. Most of the time, it absolutely killed me to not be able to include specific bits and moments in it,” said YouTube user and creator of the video, TheManBatman. “Of course, one also has to consider the ridiculousness of trying to cram over 16 hours of footage into 15, coherent minutes.” Safe to say there’s a few spoilers included.
A lot of people are having a tough time understanding Tom Hardy’s Bane in the prologue and trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. It’s become such a thing that the studio has asked him to go back and re-dub the audio. He says he’s not going to apparently but people are having a fun time while they decide. For instance, a Twitter account named MuffledBane has popped up (which you can spend the afternoon deciphering). And now we have this fan film. It starts off a little slow but once the subtitles kick in, I think you’ll love it.
As a thank you to Rocksteady Studios, the creators of Batman: Arkham City, Blue Goggles Films made a Christmas video as cheery as one could expect considering it was filmed in the overrun, super-sized mental asylum. A summary of what you’re about to see? “Set on Christmas Eve within the confines of the Arkham City prison, two of the Penguin’s dullest lights on the tree, attempt to enjoy the holidays together.” What could possibly go wrong?
Also, this may be the sweetest Christmas thing I’ve seen this year.
I must say, I’m impressed. I’m not a big Sailor Moon person but this fan film is extraordinarily done. The creators describe the plot as “[Sailor Moon being] tasked with saving the world from the evil Queen Beryl of the Dark Kingdom, who is plotting to destroy the planet Earth.” They say they drew inspiration from the manga, anime and PGSM, but that it’s still an original work. Let us know what you think and check out the Facebook page!