For the love of Yentl, please take some time and listen to our review of Deadpool 2, starring the most potty-mouthed Marvel superhero after Logan, pre-impalement. You’ll totter on baby legs, gasp at the X-Force’s first mission, and laugh all the way to the Xavier mansion. Two disclaimers: We had an audio glitch for the first bit of the podcast, and we explore every nook and cranny of Deadpool and his movie, so SPOILER ALERT!
01:21 – Baby legs! 02:26 – Better pop-culture references than Ready Player One. 06:44 – A whole crap-load of heart. 12:20 – What happens to the X-Force. 15:16 – Nega Longest-Name-Ever. 18:26 – Audio fixed, all that 4th wall breaking. 20:03 – For the love of Yentl. 22:26 – Them’s the jokes! 27:27 – Oh, Domino. 29:00 – BEST. END. CREDIT. SCENE. EVER. 32:58 – Logan musical figurine, live! 35:09 – Better car chase than Black Panther. 38:00 – Some of Bill’s patented nit-picks. 44:10 – Quick news bits: Mysterio in Homecoming 2, waiting for Solo.
Bill and Chad felt the hairs on their arms stand up, heeded the call, and ran to the theatre with everyone else in the world to watch the culmination of 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 18 previous superhero flicks – Avengers: Infinity War. What’s with Cap’s beard? Can a CGI character make you cry? Is this the end of our intrepid heroes? Assemble around your podcast player of choice and join the Nerdstalking team as they drill down into the biggest cinematic event ever! WARNING: as usual for a Nerdstalking movie review, we examine many facets of the film and don’t skirt around plot points to give the most thorough, honest review. So SPOILERS ASSEMBLE!
Show Notes: 02:23 – Your heroes are only as good as your villains. 04:05 – Can a Thanos make you cry? Yes he can. 05:35 – Confusing motivations with Thanos: Movie v Comics. 09:25 – A supremely weird ending. 10:52 – Where’s Hawkeye? 12:41 – Avengers MVP: Thor. 15:41 – A better Wakanda than the Black Panther Wakanda. 17:28 – Why does Black Panther do that cross-your-arms thing? 18:58 – Doctor Strange. 20:40 – Thanos has good backup. 21:50 – Spider-Man continues to be great. 24:37 – Hulk impotence. 27:37 – Some digressions: Robocop. 30:07 – Ready Player One: the book. 30:55 – Donald Trump. 34:24 – Another great Thanos moment. 37:43 – The Vision and Scarlet Which love story. 40:03 – This movie is an amazing achievement. 45:08 – Thor’s new eye. 48:37 – Our final verdict.
Thanks for listening!
Avengers: Infinity War trailer:
Avengers: Infinity War blooper reel and funny cast stuff:
Why not prepare yourself for the huge mash-up that is Avengers: Infinity War by catching up with the solo efforts of Marvel’s stable of superheros? There’s a podcast for that, namely Nerdstalking and our reviews of the following, more recent heroic outings:
Doctor Strange: http://nerdstalking.com/2016/11/22/nerdstalking-podcast-ep-014/
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: http://nerdstalking.com/2017/05/15/nerdstalking-podcast-ep-019/
Chad hypothesizes the Justice League film in song! We’ve seen it now and his prophetic words are eerily Nostradamus-like. Look for his upcoming song prophesying the next hundred-years of Popes! “…And in the year 2024 Donald Trump Junior will contribute greatly to the Vatican’s ivory collection and will be appointed Pope Trump!”
At the expense of causing fur to fly, Bill and Chad smell something pretty bad in the kitty litter as they do an extensive break-down of the 2018 Black Panther movie from Marvel. Try not to get scratched as you listen! As usual, we examine lots of details of the movie to cover all the bases with our assessment of it, so THERE BE SPOILERS!
Show Notes: 3:00 – We confront the white colonizer elephant in the room. 6:25 – Shortchanging Wakanda 10:55 – Missing impressive set-pieces 16:53 – No buttons at the end of any scene. 22:40 – Talk of not-so-special effects. 26:52 – Female empowerment. 30:45 – The Boko Haram scene. 33:21 – White boys. 38:35 – Weak motivations. 42:23 – Summing up.
Thanks for listening!
Bill Hunter – writer, and creator of video game history website The Dot Eaters
I guess they’ve been making these little independent films about a group of friends that always gather together when a crisis affects them. There’s a rich guy, this old-timer who’s from the 50’s or something, one guy who keeps losing his temper, a woman with a dark background she never talks about, the pretty boy, and a guy who’s a straight-arrow. You know, an ensemble piece. So the trailer for their latest movie was just released, so I’ll post it here for anyone who wants to take their date to a romcom or something.
What rhymes with 24? Sore, gore, humidor… but also Thor, the God of Thunder! Gaze in breathless wonder, as minor deities Bill and Chad give their takes on the Marvel superhero extravaganza Thor: Ragnarok. What is Jeff Goldblum smoking? What’s the deal with Thor’s hair? Exactly how “big” is Hulk? Your noble quest for answers lies within Episode 24 of Nerdstalking, along with some talk of Stranger Things 2, The Punisher, and American Horror Stories.