Sun, 13 May 2012
Parris and Jay, Assemble! The summer movie season has kicked off with a bang and it's time to jump in feet first.
Our latest episode focuses exclusively on The Avengers, the Joss Whedon extravaganza that unites the recent Marvel movie stars into a single adventure. With a budget that's estimated at nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, a marketing machine that's been unstoppable over the past few months, and a huge wave of expectations in the hearts of the fans, The Avengers has a high bar to meet.
We sit down and talk about why Joss Whedon was the absolute perfect person to direct this ensemble film and how the movie is one of the perfect examples of how to treat a cast filled with high profile names. We each talk about who our favorite character in the movie was (we agreed) and who we liked least.
Then we pick through the movie piece by piece, finding some of the narrative elements that didn't serve the movie and almost seemed cheap compared to the better parts of Avengers, or even the other Marvel films of the past five years. We also talk about why leaving out Ant Man in favor of the others was a great move, some of our favorite dialog moments, and a whole lot more.
Does the movie make a great start to the summer season, and do we really talk about The Avengers for almost 90 minutes? You'll get one answer in the show notes, and the other by listening in!
Then we jump into our talk on the summer movie trailers. Jay caved and watched The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but his excitement is tempered by caution. Parris is over Spider-Man already but can't wait for Prometheus. And of course, we talk G.I. Joe 2.
We even find out that Parris missed out on one of the greatest film experiences of the 80's. Can you guess which one it is?
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0:00 - 1:15:00 - The Avengers (spoiler filled)
1:15:00 - End - Summer Movie trailers (some light spoilers)