Jan 21st, 2018
Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the second in the long-running series of live-action films based on the action figures by Hasbro. Sam (Shia LaBeouf) is a college boy now. He plans to stay in touch with his girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox) through webcam while enjoying higher education, but the Transformers have something else in mind. As secrets reveal the history between Earth and the Transformers reaches back further in time than anyone could have guessed, Decepticon The Fallen (Tony Todd) brings Megatron (Hugo Weaving) back to life. Metallic chaos is afoot, but is Sam even interested in being a hero or is he better off being a college slacker?
Mat likes the hip 1980s soundtrack and cinematography of Atomic Blonde, a spy thriller starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy. He's also enjoying the computer game Organ Trail, an amusing pastiche of George A. Romero and retro educational gaming. Thrasher found the low budget cartoon feature Deep to be weak, but feels the animated animal musical Sing a delight with great animation and some surprising song choices.
Listen to this episode while talking to robot gods for maximum enjoyment.