Continuing our animated series, SmoothJStew returns to talk about Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero! Released in 1998, this straight-to-video movie feels more like an extended episode of Batman: The Animated Series, and that ain’t a bad thing! If only the live action Batman & Robin could have had a Mr. Freeze like the one in this movie! Featuring Robin and Batgirl along with some newly introduced characters (as well as Mr. Freeze’s polar bears!), Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was the last movie to feature the BTAS style of animation. Kevin Conroy would, of course, continue to voice the character for years to come but sadly, this character design and style ended with this film. Check out the episode to hear what Justin and Stew think and let us know what you think of Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero!
Back in 2007, Warner Bros animation decided to start producing animated feature films based on characters from DC Comics starting with Superman: Doomsday, based on the Death of Superman storyline. 14 years and over 50 films later, they’re still pumping them out every year and personally, I’m happy they are. So let’s revisit the first movie and see how it holds up after almost a decade and a half. Have you seen Superman: Doomsday? What do you think?
Following the success of the animated TV series, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was meant to be a direct-to-video movie until Warner Bros. decided to release it theatrically. They believed in the film and thought it could be a big success. It opened on Christmas Day in 1993 at #11 and went on to make over $5.6 million dollars. According to Wikipedia, that was considered a failure at the box office but became a success in the home media market. Ironic. Justin is joined by SmoothJStew for their first ever animated movie review! Check it out and let us know what you think of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm!
If at first you don’t succeed, try again with a different writer/director! After the financially succesful but poorly received Suicide Squad in 2016, Warner Bros. decided to try again but this time with James Gunn, who directed the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Marvel. Also this time around the film is R rated. With a new cast of character and a couple of returning faces, The Suicide Squad has been getting rave reviews. So what do the guys think? Let us know what you think of The Suicide Squad!
It’s finally here! Episode 100! Thank you to everyone who has listened to us, whether you’ve listened since the beginning or if you’re new to the podcast. We appreciate you and are incredibly thankful that you enjoy listening to us. We couldn’t think of a better movie to do for our 100th episode than The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and released in 2008. The follow up to Batman Begins was anxiously awaited, especially after the untimely death of Heath Ledger, who played The Joker. So how does it hold up? Let us know what you think of The Dark Knight!
In 2013, Marvel Studios released what has come to be known as the worst MCU movie. When folks are asked to rank Marvel’s movies, either Thor: The Dark World or The Incredible Hulk are usually at the bottom of the pile. It’s been eight years since its release, so what do the guys think now? Check it out below and let us know what you think of Thor: The Dark World!
Three years after the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford return for Indiana Jones’s next adventure (Although, technically this takes place before Raiders)! A darker film than Raiders, Indy is tasked with finding a magical stone that has been stolen from a small village (along with all the children of the village). Accompanying him this time are Short Round, played by Ke Huy Quan, and Willie, played by Kate Capshaw. There’s bugs (and snakes, of course), chilled monkey brains, brain washing and human sacrifices! What’s not to love?
After a seven year wait, we finally got another, serious Batman movie. Gone were the campy, toy-sales driven, bat-nipple filled Batman movies. The fans wanted Batman taken seriously and director Christopher Nolan delivered the goods. Set in a much more realistic universe, Nolan gave us a Batman origin story, which was something we’d yet to see. It was a fantastic direction for not just Batman but comic book movies in general. As Bruce Wayne discovers how to be Batman, the movie sets up Scarecrow and Ra’s al Ghul as his first adversaries. How does it hold up and what do the guys think of it? What do YOU think of Batman Begins? Let us know!
Marvel is finally back at the movies! Black Widow was supposed to be released in the summer of 2020 but thanks to Covid, got delayed. It is finally out so Justin and special guest SmoothJStew discuss the first movie of Marvel’s Phase 4. Taking place in between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Natasha is on the run from the government but can’t stay hidden forever. Especially with Taskmaster now on her trail. Check out what the guys think and let us know what you thought of Black Widow!
Jurassic Park was a huge deal. Especially to people like me who were kids when it was released. So the sequel to Jurassic Park was also a huge deal. I remember my excitement level was through the roof. Seeing the trailers and knowing there were two T-Rexes and more dinosaurs was almost too much to handle. Did it meet expectations? This one was a fun episode and we hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think of The Lost World: Jurassic Park!
Unfortunately, our video recording didn’t work out this week so while I did upload this episode to YouTube, it’s audio only but feel free to check it out here.