The Nerd Crew Episode 3: Justice League and Star Wars News!

March 30, 201797 Comments

Hey everyone! The Nerd Crew is back! This time they’re taking a look at the new and exciting Justice League trailer as well as catching up on some old, but new and exciting news about Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

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  • wiggle

    ‘Star Wars is my favorite verse’. So you’re saying it’s like poetry…

    I think someone owes George Lucas an apology.

  • Retrograde

    I understand these references, and that makes me feel.

  • rikkibarnes

    If I had a penis, it’d be hard as a rock.

  • Michael Tuthill

    SO MANY VISTAS.

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    I hope there’s scenes in Justice League where Cyborg expounds his love for waffles and says “BOOYA!”

  • Rick Kiriakidis

    Very cool… very cool.

  • kensu

    Think of all the money they had to waste to decorate the set. I hope they got that all at a garage sale or something…

  • The thing that I really like about Nerd Crew videos is the exclusivity of the content. The reactions of Mike, Jay and Reginald adds an extra-dimension to the footage in the trailers, some of which might actually be shown in the final cut of the movie. It’s like the trailer on its own is half the experience and the reactions of the Nerd Crew is what completes it and makes it whole.

    Another thing that I love is the attention to detail that goes into these videos. Did anyone else spot that the shampoo Jay advertises is green – just like the colour of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in the under-rated Return of the Jedi. Also Garnier Fructis is the name of one of the B Wing fighter pilots in Jedi. A really nice nod to fans of the franchise.

  • Bleurgh

    I think fans send them stuff.

  • Prescription Nass

    v e r y c o o l

  • Jon Jordan

    That hat is perfect for Jay, makes him more punchable in the role.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    What’s your superpower again?
    I’m Rich. Rich Evans.

  • Adez

    Like Rich Evans I feel soul crushing depression from these mediocre franchises. Screenjunkies panels are so shallow, can’t they just cut all that out for more trailers

  • Adez

    Redlettermedia would not understand that reference….. not sure what I like less Teen Titans Go or Synder DC movies

  • thismachinekillsfascists

    In the movie, Cyborg will need to get pumped up with Night Begins to Shine first before helping the League.

    Music will transform you!

  • Peter Tedone

    Are there actual podcasts like this?

    Can Evans sympathy murder those folks?

  • Very cool.

  • I want a gif compilation of Mike nodding in these.

  • Ret Marut

    Very cruel, very cruel.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    very cool.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    High art.

  • NM2000

    That new set is very cool!

  • NM2000

    It’s literally very cool how many vistas there will be. Literally.

  • Brian Levine

    Sorry, no Bat Mite…no Justice League.

  • wiggle

    I hope they have good security because Jenny Nicholson is coming for those BB-8s.

  • Like Icare

    Why are you such a homophobe?

  • MonkeyKing1969

    Thank you to Garnier Fructis® – Hair Products.

  • frankelee

    Nerd Crew? More like Nerd Who. As in people don’t know who they are. And then they’re kind of rude about it unnecessarily.

  • frank dracman

    The Millennium Flacon I’m familiar with it. LOL

  • Torgo’s Giant Knees

    Green is also the color of Yoda’s blood as was established in the prequel trilogy. It all connects. IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW. Very cool.

  • Palpatine

    Yes, there are actual podcasts like this that take themselves seriously. Examples include Screen Junkies, Collider Movie Talk, IGN, etc.

  • ElectricPrism

    Cool Beans!

  • Angela

    I’m sick and it’s a cold, rainy, gray day here in Michigan so I’m grateful for this little ray of RLM sunshine.

    (Also grateful for Milk Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures®, courtesy of my sponsor, The Hershey Company, but that is neither here nor there.)

    The little blips of physical humor in recent shows, like Mike knocking his glasses off in this one, make me happy.

  • Eric

    Same here, lovely Michigan grey and rainy day, then this is waiting for me when I get home! Yipee!

  • Peter Tedone

    Well…shit. Luckily I don’t listen to those.

  • After Empire, Skywalker began siphoning-off pints of Yoda’s blood while the Jedi master was asleep, which he used it to make his green lightsaber. It’s the reason Yoda died in Jedi. From blood loss. And Hepatitis C.

  • frank dracman

    You should watch a couple of Screen Junkies videos on Youtube. They’re really horrible but it will give you context and you’ll probably appreciate this one a little more.

  • Destroyer

    This stuff is funny but Justice League really does look great to me, I prefer dark but beautiful to most MCU films which look like they’re filmed in parking lots.

  • Mark Bisone

    This episode had me homecumming in my spider pants! However Jay’s beard was a little too dark to see, for some reason. His special effects guys should consider using a more colorful palette.

  • RLMkeepitup

    this must have all started with the salad unboxing video

  • Mark Bisone

    Saw the series finale of “Bones” last night. Haven’t watched the other 9,000 episodes that apparently made it to air over the past few decades, but it was truly a masterpiece of awfulness. More than once, I heard Rich’s sweet soprano squealing in my brain, especially during its explosive and bewildering climax. Highly recommended for Hulu subscribers and other terrible people.

    It might even be BoTW material. Or maybe shows like it could form the basis for a new kind of content, to add to RLM’s ever-expanding, Hydra-like monster of review shows, podcast spoofs and running gags about hipsters getting gay-married to elderly murderers.

  • Strelnikov

    Did David “anger jaw” Boreanaz’ head explode?

    Did they find out Emily Deschanel was an android from the future?

  • Mark Bisone

    I don’t know what the fuck was happening. But Deschanel is definitely the most obese Terminator I’ve seen yet. At some point towards the end, she was awkwardly waddling around in tactical body armor and wielding a machine gun, for no discernible reason.

    It’s a wonderful experience.

  • Eucratides_Megas

    I’m upvoting you even if you’re being sarcastic. I appear to the one person in the world who really liked Man of Steel so I need to create the illusion of numbers.

  • Thanatos

    Wow Sony really went all out on that set!

  • Eucratides_Megas

    Hey guys, did you know that a new Dark Tower movie’s coming out?

    Neither does Sony apparently…

  • Popo Bawa

    Wow! You guy really have your fingers on the pulse of geek culture! So much insight and undeniable street cred that I am barely cool enough to watch it. Maybe some of your cool will rub off on me so it’s ok. It’s like I just lost my virginity to existence itself.

  • jmt

    The use of “Come Together” was perfect. A song in the voice of a creepy cult leader with nothing to offer is perfectly juxtaposed to Zack Synder’s original style that appeals to his many free-thinking fans.

    I saw the Stones do this song in concert in 2009 – back when Justin Bieber was still their lead singer. Robert Johnson did a solo that concert that was lit. Broke his drum sticks.

  • Cirric Fylenco

    Who is “the Nerd Crew” making fun of, as far as internet geeks they are pseudo-imitating?

  • Palpatine

    Screen Junkies, IGN, Collider Movie Talk, and other geek/nerd/pop culture podcasts.

  • Destroyer

    I’m not being sarcastic, I saw Man of Steel 3 times in theaters.

  • Yuhaddabia “Big Shot” Dijna

    I could only watch 20 seconds of those Screen Junkies people, but it gave me some much needed context for what I thought was just an ill-conceived gag that RLM insisted on driving into the ground, so thanks for the recommendation. I mean it: I now know why The Nerd Crew exists, whereas before I was utterly baffled…

  • Spoiled Ants

    Did Rich take the red pill that morning? I wish they would have replaced Rich with Josh (dressed exactly like Rich) after he threw his Star Wars fit and the “technical difficulties” screen came up. Or did they already do that joke in the past?

  • Mugato

    Man those guys are really obnoxious in this segment.

    As for Bones, I was hoping they would keep Bones stupid but they chickened out and everything had a happy ending. Waste of time, really.

  • Mark Bisone

    By “waste of time”, do you mean only that episode, or the entire series and the lives of everyone associated with it?

  • thismachinekillsfascists

    Why is the Beast toy in Sabretooth packaging? I love it.

  • Smiley_ie

    Love to see the out takes of these that would be very cool…. very cool.

  • EJ

    “This works on many levels, mainly one.” lmao. I thought these would get old quickly but I’m still laughing.

  • LameSame

    So good to see RLM coming to their senses and getting with the program.

  • Mike Magnum

    The sarcasm is so sharp. That it could cut someone.

  • LameSame

    They did something semi-similar in an episode of BotW once. It wasn’t quite the same thing, but what I do remember happening was somebody replaced somebody mid-episode, and it was treated as if it didn’t happen. I wish I could be more specific, but my memory… she’s not so a-good. Random person: help me out!

  • RLMkeepitup

    these are things i recognize!

  • Kgprophet

    Personally, I do not look forward to Star Wars Ep. 19.

  • kylemz

    That was a very. Good sentence.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Yeah, you might be right. I had a feeling that I saw something like that on a BotW before.

  • EJ

    Sony really went all out. That set looks like it cost dozens of dollars.

  • Amanda

    Mike is majorly hot. With the gag nerd specs even moreso.

  • Like Icare

    Wasn’t that originally an old song from the ’90s by The Beloved?

    That then got remixed, sped up and had even some lyrics changed?

  • Like Icare

    Maybe they planned to have the bulk of its advertising done through race-baiting controversies? You know… like what they did with Answer The Call.
    Except no one much cares about the race of a cool actor not matching the race of a cool character – cause they are both cool.
    Though… it might mess up inter-character relationships later on.

  • Like Icare

    Teen Titans Go. Definitely.
    Snyder never did a “I shit on Young Justice Ha-Ha LOL! This is sooo cool and humourous and lighthearted! That show sucks and people only like it cause they think it’s gritty and cause they are stupid!” episode.

  • jmt

    Huh. I did not know that. Learn something every day.

  • primitive screwhead

    I don’t know why people laugh at this shit. Your talent (for the most part) is your reviews and not acting like three dickheads that think they’re better then everybody else.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    Bones is the TV equivalent of “fearless girl”: one of many monuments to the gigantic egos of Western women and a great example of the ridiculous conflict between their inflated self-esteem and low actual abilities.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    Hah that’s almost as hilarious as Snow Weight on Once. Everyone just pretends they’re still hot.

  • MEC2

    “Also Garnier Fructis is the name of one of the B Wing fighter pilots in Jedi.”

    Funny shit right there…

  • Mark Bisone

    YEAH!

  • Mark Bisone

    I’m not googling that “Snow” thing, just on general principle. I believe that it’s a somewhat terrible thing.though.

  • BilboBaggins

    YOU JUST KEEP HITTING THOSE FUCKING HOME RUNS, RED LETTER MEDIA!

  • BilboBaggins

    or at least cause extreme amounts of butt hurt.

  • Brian Black

    idk if they’ve done this before, but five seconds in and this is the most genius shit. i hate the phenomenon of boring people sitting around a bunch of merchandise and saying absolutely nothing about movie trailers.

  • Benedict’s American Accent

    More fuckable, I think you mean.

  • Frank Lovejoy

    You’re right to be careful. He’ll lick you boom-boom down.

  • john smith

    It’s a gigantic hype machine. Look at the trailer for Star Wars (1977), it’s a funny little thing that tries to build a bit of hype and get people interested in a new space adventure movie. But the merits of that film makes the trailer look very silly now. Today they get a half second clip of Rey wielding a lightsaber and they’re losing their minds. 100% hype. If Disney can get people so excited about their new product with practically no real merit behind it, then they’ve already enslaved them, their children, their children’s children for generations to come.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    When does Tommy get an expanded universe? A “Room-iverse”, if you will. Fucking hack fraud Kevin Smith makes his shitty films and Tommy is no worse than him. At least I can see my pee-pee when I look down.

  • richardwicks

    Cynicism is so passé.

    But is it entertaining? It’s up to many other people to decide, but I hate it. I know everything is bullshit’s bullshit – it should be obvious to anybody with an IQ over 100, or even 80, or 600 for that matter.

  • Eucratides_Megas

    Oh god, thinking about Sony there’s an actual possibility you’re right.

    I agree whole-heartedly. Idris Elba is awesome.

    It will however make some of his later dialogue with Susannah teaching her how to shoot kind of odd and kind of hilarious.

    “Susannah, think about what the ‘honky ma-fas’ were doing when you shoot…”

    That is assuming we get Odetta/Detta/Susannah at all.

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    Roland as a black person tells me that they have a pretty original script, loosely based on the books. Which should be ok, but it’s going to suck.

  • Like Icare

    And if the whole thing ever makes it to the Wizard And Glass, the whole Marten-queen-king thing starts getting pointless racial aspects…

    Then… someone will “find out” that Stephen King is racist cause he based his main villain on a black guy but made him white instead.

    And boy oh boy is there room for shit to hit the fan when Roland and Susannah’s baby turns out to be an evil spider.

    While the whole King metafiction thing gets either scrapped, very dumb with King and Roland not looking anything alike but pretending that they do – or it gets memed to death with all the comparisons to that DS9 episode where that show’s Roland (Sisko) is actually just a 1950s SciFi writer.
    Which will at least give Mike a reason to connect it to Star Trek.

    Not that Mike needs reasons.
    And then the robots with light-sabers come along… throwing exploding Sneetches.

    Did anyone in charge of the project actually read the whole thing?

  • Like Icare

    But will it suck more than the IT remake?

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    You know, both are based on King’s material, so they’re gonna suck, but I feel The Dark Tower has more potential for better or worse. You can’t do much with “It”, as far as improvements. If you read the novel, there’s some aspects which are missing from the mini series, like the history of Derry and its creepy and unfortanate inhabitants, but overall, well it’s a remake.

    But TDT…all the pop references, I can’t see it for some reason. So they needed to rearrange all the material, and in fact the trailers points in this direction. This is a new Roland, he’s carrying the Eld’s horn and all that. So it’s a new tale, I hated the possibility of a black Roland but wth I’m kind of hyped. Or maybe just curious.

  • Like Icare

    Frankly, I think I’ll probably just end up ignoring it.

    It’s a story that ended up getting nowhere. And kinda taking King’s writing along with it.
    He clearly had issues with people pestering him about the story while he was busy dealing with things like surviving being hit by a van.
    And he obviously rushed the series just to get it over with. Last book alone has material in it for several books.
    Then… he calmed down and started adding more stuff to the canon…

    Which is fine if one is willing to eat up any shit he serves but not really if one wants a coherent and concise story.

    On top of that, the director jumping on the loop-out King gave to himself… basically ending it all with “It was all just a dream”… doesn’t raise my confidence in the quality of the adaptation.
    Taking an easy way out makes for a boring story.

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    But the good thing is that they can completely overlook those 2 and a half last books, or just take the good parts. As far as a coherent world it never was, he actually rewrote The Gunslinger just for the sake of shitty coherence.

    Just another pop product, it’s gonna be a 5/10.

  • Like Icare

    Maybe… but then he pretty much nailed his entire opus to that mast.
    Then he decided to sink the ship. Then he changed his mind. After it was long gone under the water. And there were crabs and whatnot living in the hull of the ship.

    As for ignoring later books… that’s not how you get good stories.
    Parts of the later books are excellent and much of it is there because he forced himself to take the story in those directions after he allowed himself to plant the seeds of it on a whim.
    Had he dealt with those things properly, without giving up on it all… it would have been the proverbial “his Lord of the Rings” he wanted it to be at one time.
    Instead, he took the easy way out.

    Similarly, taking the easy way out with the movie will produce a shitty, bland, middle of the road movie.

  • Rich breaking felt less natural this time. Your idea would have been a good one to make it more of a gag.

  • Yeah I think it was in the end of the episode they replace someone with Josh even though he wasn’t there to see the movie they’re talking about I don’t think.

  • Adez

    Killing Jimmy Olsen was kinda like that, Synder trying to be edgy and cooler than the comics

  • Like Icare

    When he does an entire movie making fun of Christopher Reeve Superman… that’d be on the level of Teen Titans.
    Jimmy Olsen… Mary-Kate Olsen… whichever Olsen… dead or alive, no one gives a damn.

    Except maybe Mr. Plinkett. He has a thing for the Olsen twins.

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