The hosts don’t exactly have a glowing review for Pan (2015). While they liked the visual elements, the plot just gave us another “chosen one” and changed everything that we’ve come to know about Peter Pan.
… but then they didn’t. In the new installment in the X-Men series, Sentinels created by Trask Industries have decimated mankind. In order to prevent this future, Wolverine travels back to the 70s to stop the event that set these events in motion. Our hosts come together to try to figure out the intricacies of this new time-line, what it means for the future and how thankful they are for the fixed mistakes.
In their discussion of James Mangold’s The Wolverine, Ryan and Kendyl compare the storyline to the Marvel comics, judge model-turned-actresses and anticipate what this installment (and the end credits scene) will mean for future X-Men films.
As the team discusses Tom Hooper’s film Les Miserables, we realize that our expectations were both too high and too low. Talking over the cast, the filming and the how the story was told versus the stage musical and Victor Hugo’s novel, we can only conclude that it was painfully amazing… or was that amazingly painful?