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.
They’re back! Two Time Galaxy Savers! Director James Gunn brings back his galactic heroes for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2! Released in 2017, it was a pretty big success for Marvel and Gunn. This time around we meet Ego, who claims to be Peter’s dad, played by the always cool Kurt Russell. We’ve also got Mantis and a few other characters introduced in this movie. A lot of people love this movie but what do the guys think? Check it out and let us know what you think of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2!
It’s hard to imagine a time before Predator. Predators (and the xenomorphs from Alien) have been such a big part of pop culture for most of Justin and John’s lives that it’s hard to think of a world without these crazy creatures. Growing up there were the movies, the video games, the action figures, and eventually, the crossover movies! But this movie was the first to introduce the world to the Predator. And who better to face off against him than Arnold Schwarzenegger? What do you think of Predator? Let us know!
In 2014, we saw the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone returning and bringing villains Electro and Rhino to the big screen for the first time. Director Marc Webb also returned and the movie was met with a less than stellar reception. In fact, it would be the last Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movie before Tom Holland took the reigns. What do you think of the Spidey sequel? Not as bad as everyone says or deserves to be forgotten? Let us know what you think!
In space, no one can hear you scream. 1979 delivered Ridley Scott’s Alien and started a franchise that would last for nearly forty years (so far). The first Alien movie is a sci-fi horror film and the guys discuss whether it stands the test of time. Check it out and let us know what you think of Alien!
Following Batman v Superman, we were introduced to the Suicide Squad, a team of bad guys coerced into saving the day! Written and directed by David Ayer, it was met with about the same reception as Batman v Superman, and people have really strong opinions on Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker. This also marks the first live action portrayal of Harley Quinn (although Dr. Harleen Quinzel was portrayed on Birds of Prey back in 2002). Along for the ride is Deadshot, played by Will Smith, Captain Boomerang, Killer Croc, Diablo, Katana kand Killer Croc! What do you think of Suicide Squad?
One year after The Fellowship of the Ring was released, we got The Two Towers. This film gave us a proper introduction to Gollum and introduced us to a few new characters including Treebeard. How does the second film in the fantasy franchise hold up? Check out what the guys think and let us know what YOU think!
Following the hugely successful X2: X-Men United, director Bryan Singer left the franchise to direct Superman Returns and Brett Ratner stepped in to helm the third X-Men film. Although considered one of the worst films of the franchise, there were still seven X-Men films that followed it. How’s it hold up fifteen years later? Check out what the guys think about it and let us know what you think in the comments!