Don’t nerd rage at me, this is awesome. Youtube user SouperboyX started work on a Justice League fan trailer before Warner Bros. announced that they were relaunching their Justice League movie project (and starting production on tons of other character films). He writes, “Here we basically have a ‘Suicide Squad/VRA/Brainiac Invasion’ type thing going on here. Probably what would be the three main acts of a film.” He includes footage from several recent DC films and television shows including the Wonder Woman pilot, Green Lantern, The Dark Knight Rises, and Smallville. And is that some G.I. Joe: Retaliation I see thrown in for added effect? Possibly some Transformers too? I’d see it. What about you?
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.
We’ve seen our fair share of The Dark Knight Rises trailer mash-ups the last few months (see below) and although this one is more of an homage with Lego than a mash-up, we felt compelled to share it. ParanickFilmz put this one together and it is glorious. I need that Commissioner Gordon figure immediately because that mustache is epic, and also, Catwoman’s hat is and Miranda Tate’s (*cough*Talia*cough) facial expression is spot on.
It doesn’t take a lot for me to get psyched about Ecto-1, but seeing it made out of polygons is pretty peachy keen, if you ask me. Josh Ln gave a ton of geekdoms most popular vehicles the polugon treatment, so go check them out at Geek Tyrant.
First, a deleted scene from Captain America: The First Avenger that shows grown men looking terrified by an animated tank that doesn’t even exist! Oh, moviemaking! This scene cut from the theatrical release, featuring the Battle at Azzano, will be on the DVD and Blu-ray, which will hit stores October 25. But if you can’t wait for that, and would like to see a fan-made version of the trailer for The Avengers, we invite you to join us after the jump. (P.S.: You will want to see this.)
Will we ever get tired of Inception related videos? No not never ever ever never ever never ever ever.
Oh, also there are a million million spoilers in this video. Vancouver’s Virgin Radio 95.3 Fake Film Festival recently invited people to submit compressed, fan-made versions of well-known films. Considering most of the contestants did not have access to the A-list actors and millions of dollars worth of special effects, what they made was, at the very least, pretty entertaining. Our favorite part of this Inception summary is the depiction of the slow-motion van drop sequence, mixed with their version of Joseph Gordon-Levitt floating around the hotel. And the children! The children.
To watch more compressed film entries (Including Back to the Future), go here.
I don’t ask much from the writers of Batman fan films. I respect the desire to make a totally wicked visual tribute to the Dark Knight, especially if your strengths as a group of filmmakers are costuming, action sequences and fight choreography. And I enjoy the results. You’re looking at a person whose favorite Batman fan film is one where he fights a xenomorph and then the Predator.
It seems cruel to me to post something that people obviously worked really hard on just to take it down a peg, so let me say this: this is probably the best produced Batman fan film I’ve ever seen. The fight choreography is incredible. Everything about it is great except for the writing. So I’ll leave my textual concerns, lifted from my GChat conversation with Geekosystem’s Max and edited for public consumption, behind the jump.