Monday, May 26, 2014

Episode 68: Xmen: Back to the Days of Future Past

Hello from the Future... or is it the Past ? Hmm... time is such a pain in the ass when it comes to using the proper tense for words.  Well temporal grammar aside welcome to another week in geek where Bat, the Fanboy and I review Xmen: Days of Future Past.  Does this movie live up to all of the hype (and the ginormous cast) and continue on the awesome train that First Class started?  Or does this movie join X3 and Xmen Origins: Wolverine in the corner of depressingly bad Xmen movies?  Listen in to find out.

We also discuss this weeks Streaming Review of "Back in the Day."  I won't sugar coat it boys and girls, this one is bad.  With all 3 of us wishing we could give it less than 1 star, this movie is not even worth your time.  If you want to see what you are not missing from this "a raunchy comedy about a guy going back hometown" then check out the trailer below... or watch this video of a Cat saving a kid instead.  The choice is yours

Our next Streaming review, care of Hammer, is the Michael Bay Explosions + Bodybuilding + Kidnapping= Movie "Pain and Gain."  The movie stars Marky Mark and The Rock as part of a trio of bodybuilders that get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.  Check out the trailer below, honestly how bad can this movie be?

This movie can be found on Netlfix so If you want to be a part of the review next week make sure to send us your reviews via Facebook, Twitter or email us at

This week we tackle the tough and not so tough geek topics of this week including our thoughts on: Goyer's comments regarding She-Hulk and Comic fans, Edgar Wright stepping down as Director of Antman and DC's reveal of the new Man of Steel movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice."  Funny how Superman gets second billing on his own squeal huh?

Click here to listen to this weeks podcast in iTunes or Sticher.
We've also included the most recent episode via the embedded link below

I want to take a brief moment to wish Ken "The Web" Brown a very happy birthday.  We did get to watch Xmen: DoFP with him and his family but because it was so late in the evening we weren't able to have him on the show.  But it wouldn't be right to do 
a Summer Comic movie review without Ken's input so here is an SzG exclusive spoiler free review by "The Web"

The days of future past is my favorite

X-men story concept of all time.  So, I went into the movie hoping it

was not going to break my heart like some X-men movies of the
past.  This time I left the theater with no gripes at all!
The story was fluid and easy to follow!  Where some time travel pieces
can lose the audience, this one kept you in the loop with ease.  Sure
there were differences between the comic and the film's story but
not once did I tell myself that this is too far off the beaten path.
So overall, I am glad I saw the movie this "past Friday"and a I will
be looking forward to adding it to my Blu-Ray collection upon its
"Future" release.

There you have it Kiddos!  The Web recommends giving this time travel bonanza a watch!

Here is a link to the Scriptnotes Podcast that the Goyer statements about Shehulk and Comic fans is pulled from. Also here is the link to the Mary Sue and IGN articles in response to Goyer.

If you are wanting more Xmen in your life or just wanting to delve into the Comic history of your favorite X-man/woman then give this AV Club article a read.  It's filled to the brim with pretty infographics and a bunch of history.

There is also an iOS game out for 3$ that  adapts the original comic story into a side scrolling comic history lesson.  Kotaku offers up a brief review here if you are interested.

As always we wrap things up this week by answering our SzG Podquestion, “What other Xman/woman do you think should take over as the lead character for the cinematic universe?”  

Charles                Gambit
Fanboy                Nightcrawler
Bat                       Gambit
Hammer               Mystique 

With the pending release of Maleficent and the now announced Cinderella movie next weeks Podquestion is  "What is the next Disney movie that you want to see get the Live Action treatment?"  We want to hear your answers so let us know via Facebook, Twitter or email us at

That's all for this weeks edition of the Sprecken ze Geek Blogcast and be sure to tune in next week.  Same Bat Time, Same Bat and Hammer Channel. 


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