Sunday, July 19, 2015


Ant-Man will ironically have a smaller opening than most Marvel movies but it also had a smaller budget, smaller cast, smaller expectations, and smaller hero.  "It's an entertaining movie", says one of our podcasting team.  "It's not scientifically sound," says another podcaster.  And then we're mired into a review/debate which encompasses most of the episode.  Be warned, spoilers in this episode will ruin the movie faster than setting up your picnic basket on a mound of Solenopsis nitens (a.k.a. fire ants).  So get out this week and see the movie and then see how well you agree or disagree with our podcasting duo.


The podcasting headquarters is mired in a more complex debate than originally intended.  What starts out as a simple trip to the movies ends with one podcaster proudly sporting an Ant-Man t-shirt while the other man sports a grouchy “old man” glare.  Which side of this debate will you support?  You should check out Marvel’s Ant-Man first before diving into our spoiler-filled review (which starts at 24:00).  The rest of the episode is a fanboys delight as topics are covered ranging from: Jurassic World, Archie, The Crusaders, Mad Max: Fury Road, stinger scenes, the shared Marvel Universe of movies, and of course that Batman v. Superman preview that everyone is talking about.  Check your science knowledge at the door and get ready for some over-sized entertainment with Don and Friend!

UPDATE:  There was a moment in Ant-Man where Saturday Night Live alumnus Garrett Morris shows up in a brief cameo as a cab driver.  Don and I were unsure why this was but any chance to see "Chocolate Chip Charley" from The Stuff is fine by us (don't forget we reviewed The Stuff back in Episode #4).  Turns out SNL did a superhero skit back in the 70s and Morris played ANT-MAN!  Yep!  This was no mistake that the producers sought him out so "Ant-Man" could have a cameo in "Ant-Man".  Well played sirs!

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