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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Apr 19, 2021

It's time to defend a film that represents the final chapter in the second X-Men trilogy... X-Men: Apocalypse! A film that has gotten a lot of grief since it came out, it's a film that the hosts of this show love and don't understand that grief... so we'll talk about it! It's a long one! But it's all devoted to deep analysis of story, characters, arcs, and even score. If you love deep-dives on films, you'll love this one. (Don't forget to check the descriptions for time stamps so you can skip around if short on time!) Before we dive into the movie we start a new show segment: Defenders Remember. This segment celebrates the lives of recently passed-on celebrities that often don't get much publicity. Next we talk the news of the new Flash movie beginning filming, and we play a fun game of "This or That"! Then we unpack X-Men: Apocalypse unlike any movie review show can. This movie was made for our original format, and this is one we easily can defend. So put on some Eurythmics, get in your X-Jet, and head into the Danger Room... it's time for X-Men: Apocalypse!

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  • 00:00:00 Intro and Announcements
  • 00:24:12 Defenders Remember
  • 00:32:16 The Buzz
  • 00:45:04 This or That
  • 01:03:23 X-Men: Apocalypse Discussion Starts
  • 01:46:13 Scott Meets Jean and Charles
  • 01:58:33 Jean Dreams and Finding Moira
  • 02:16:11 Moira Explains Apocalypse
  • 02:37:06 Raven Returns and Magneto is Recruited
  • 02:44:42 Magneto Returns to Auschwitz
  • 02:56:13 Raven and Charles Talk
  • 03:06:59 Charles Finds Erik, Charles is Kidnapped, Mansion Explodes, and Raven is Revealed
  • 03:30:19 Apocalypse Broadcasts His Message
  • 03:50:24 Raven Reassures the Team
  • 04:05:18 Raven and Peter Try to Reach Erik
  • 04:14:38 The Final Battle
  • 04:23:57 The X-Men Are Born

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