Jan 29th, 2018
Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss the last of the Sam Witwicky trilogy of live-action Transformers flicks, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Chicago, a mustached robot, and sliding down buildings collide in another overlong entry of the Transformers series. Sam (Shia LaBeouf) is a young man looking for a job in the big city, but the Transformers have other plans on their mind. The evil Decepticons are trying to transport their homeworld of Cybertron into Earth through the use of space transportation, pilars, and gumption. The Autobots can't let that happen, so they once again pull Sam away from his responsibilities to help them plan a counterattack. Director Michael Bay adds better action, a slightly more coherent story, and a real sense of spectacle to the proceedings this time around, but it's starting to feel long in the tooth.
Mat picked up the Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary video game on sale simply because Tom Wilson reprises his role as Biff Tannen; in the original release of this graphic adventure, a soundalike was used. Thrasher found Justice League to be an adequate time at the movies. Both of them discuss the recent rumblings of a Disney-Fox merger that looks like it shall come to pass. The Alien Queen will finally be a Disney Princess after all these years!
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