We’re taking a break this week, but we’ll be back next Friday, watching a supremely goofy movie!
Matt and Drew puff the magic dragon with 2011’s YOUR HIGHNESS! Tommy Wiseau explanations, describing comedy is hard, McGuffin explanations and a heady discussion on the state of modern fantasy. Plus, Drew comes up with a pretty great tooth-related pun.
Matt and Drew…what? More dragons?! Yes, with 2004’s DARK KINGDOM: THE DRAGON KING! Sexy Saxons, Germanity to the max, heretofore unexplained and/or unrevealed martial arts prowess and Krispy Kriem. Plus, Drew knows the difference between an iguana and a komodo dragon better than Matt does.
Matt and Drew are full o’ beans and so’s their old mans, with 2013’s JACK THE GIANT SLAYER! Giant script rewrites, giant cliches, giant gentleman badasses and giant dei ex machina. Plus, Drew loves The Illusionist…and REO Speedwagon.
Matt and Drew watch a book adaptation that’s actually pretty okay, 1985’s THE BLACK CAULDRON! Disney gets dark, forced pig prophecies, witches don’t give it away for free and the difference between adaptations that respect the spirit of the book and adaptations that reject the spirit of the book…oh, wait…THAT’S the difference. Plus, Drew draws one too many comparisons to Lord Of The Rings for Matt’s taste. Quick programming note…this episode was recorded before the Kubo And The Two Strings episode.
Matt and Drew are joined by their friend, Griffin, for a discussion of the brand-new-currently-in-theaters-stop-motion-samurai-spectacle, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. BTW, the instrument is a shamisen.
Matt and Drew tackle more dragon stuff with 1981’s DRAGONSLAYER! I guess we’re on Earth, turd hats, virgin sacrifices and possibly the best dragon in film history. Plus, Drew asks a fisherman if he’s ever fished.
Matt and Drew talk about some fantasy films that they wouldn’t mind seeing remade. Sort of. Kind of. Maybe. Arnold Schwarzenegger is mentioned more than once!
Matt and Drew reminisce and talk about their favorite fantasy films, some of which have been addressed in previous episodes, some of which have yet to make an appearance!
Something a little different today…some stuff that was edited out of our very first episode!