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WILD WILD PODCAST #40: It’s Team Outlaw vs Team Destructor as we debate Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse & Game of Thrones Season 6

X-Men Apocalypse MAIN

Where in the mutant world is Geek Outlaw? (Hint: Look for the creepy stalker.)

 

Welcome to the WILD WILD PODCAST #40

Tune in as Team Outlaw & Team Destructor do battle as we debate on Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the beginning episodes of Game of Thrones.

(WARNING: Some spoilers go to battle inside.)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #40

 

Whether its mutants fighting mutants, Avengers fighting Avengers, or me fighting to accept Ben Affleck was cast as Batman, 2016 will go down as the year good guys decided to beat the snot out of other good guys… or, not-so-bad guys. Why this seems to be a popular year for pitting hero against hero is mostly just Hollywood not wanting one studio to corner said market, however my feeling is superheroes have done such a good job putting away criminals, they eventually became bored and needed someone to take out there pent up energy on.

 

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One of these things is not like the other… it’s better.

 

The latest entry into the hero v. hero fray is 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse. In the interest of full spoiler-free disclosure, the crux of the Apocalypse plot doesn’t revolve solely around the battle of disenfranchised do-gooding factions. They are subplots at best; nevertheless they still play a role within the culminating confrontation of the film.

As is to be expected – and I don’t blame you – I have no doubt all of those reading this would like me to bring a swift demise to my blathering and move on with the pleasantries, also known as my overall thoughts on the film.

 

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Further proof Ryan Reynolds is mightier than the sword.

 

Seeing as I’d like you to listen to the podcast to hear the thoughts of Spunky Destructor and myself, I will simply say Bryan Singer’s latest mutant mashup is a mixed bag. In true Singer fashion, Apocalypse has a couple of stunning visual sequences, well placed humor and emotional character moments. Alas, for every positive action, it felt as if there was an equally negative reaction, if not stronger. In general, the eye candy not only seemed overused, but unpolished within several major scenes.

There are also seem to be so many subplots going on, one kind of gets the sense the movie bites off more story than it can chew. It’s with a heavy heart that I report not even seeing Jennifer Lawrence run around with blue body paint on could save Apocalypse from mediocrity. (Although seeing Olivia Munn perform martial arts in an 80’s style aerobic leotard didn’t hurt the cause.)

 

If only I saved 15% or more on my auto insurance with Geico.

 

Another relevant factor leading to our “meh” ratings is Spunky and I viewed this film only a few weeks after seeing Captain America: Civil War, which for lack of a more creative word, I found to be epic (see my written review and overuse of the word “epic”, here.) Lucky for my Outlaw listeners, we talk about Civil War in-depth as well during this podcast and do a bit of a comparison between the competing hero conglomerates within the Marvel universe.

 

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If only 20th Century Fox & Marvel could kiss their pride and makeup a shared bank account, this could be a reality.

 

And if the podcast wasn’t painfully long enough, we also delve into the first several episodes of The Game of Thrones sixth season.

 

Game of Thrones Faces

Brings new meaning to putting on your “Game” face. (See what I did there?)

 

All of it is enough to make you want to stream this special 2-hour episode immediately, only to subsequently fill your ears with sound-proof concrete as you pray for an actual apocalypse.

 

Tune in as Team Outlaw & Team Destructor do battle as we debate on Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, and the beginning episodes of Game of Thrones.

(WARNING: Some spoilers go to battle inside.)

 

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #40

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