It’s a special episode this time around because we have our first guest host here on the podcast, long time listener Charlie! Our amazing threesome of epicness reviews the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Scott pilgrim is based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera. The story follows twenty something hipster Scott and his quest to get with the girl of his dreams named Ramona. Along the way, he will have to defeat her seven evil exes, win a battle of the bands, and grow up. The film is a weird mish-mash of reality and video games. Bad guys turn to coins after they die, amazon.com uses the inter dimensional highway located within people’s dreams to deliver packages, and Macaulay Culkin’s brother Kieran Kyle Culkin is the best actor in the film. Yeah, the film is THAT weird.
Thanks again Charlie for recording this episode with us!
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a film adaption of an Alan Moore comic about classic book characters who team up to save the world. It stars Sean Connery as Allan Quatermain (a book character that no one but Alan Moore remembered) and some other people play a vampire, invisible man, Captain Nemo, Dorian Gray, Tom Sawyer, and Dr Jekyll/Hyde.
This is a fun but rather shallow action movie. It was a request from regular listener Charlie. On reflection, he might have been referring to the comics but he needs to differentiate better next time. Although we’re lazy so we might not have read the comics. Still, we don’t regret watching this movie and its a fun romp the first time through. Its worth watching at least once if you can see it on television or borrow it from a friend, but don’t pay any extra money for it.
This was recorded several weeks ago, so if you left feedback since then for the Tangled episode it hasn’t been ignored. Your feedback will be read and discussed during the next episode.
To make up for the missed week last month, I’m releasing this episode a week early. The next episode will come two weeks from this one.
Prepare yourself for a ninja explosion of epic proportions as we review the 1990 live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie!
Actually, I feel like we short changed this movie. Prior to recording, I felt like we could wring a lot more discussion out of it. Oddly enough, for a movie with guys in rubber turtle costumes doing martial arts, it’s surprisingly straight forward. The plot more or less boils down to – bad ninjas show up and bring down Americas youth, good turtle ninjas come and stop them, and pizza is awesome.
It’s still a really enjoyable movie though, and has held up quite well over the years. Many of the jokes are still funny, the practical special effects have aged well, and the choreography is top notch.
In this episode, we also learn a new and interesting way to use a blow-dryer.
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