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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.

Nov 12, 2018

Time to grab your whip, gun, and fedora as we head into the realm of Indiana Jones for the first time as we review and discuss The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!  We talk about how the movie was received when it was released, and how the narrative has changed over the years.  We talk about the most common criticisms of the movie, play clips, and talk about seeing the movie with fresh eyes for the first time in a while.  But first, we dive into DCEU movie news as Zack Snyder has been revealing his original plans for the films.  We also talk about the Birds of Prey movie in pre-production and the new Cassian Andor TV series starring Diego Luna.  We talk about the top 5 Tom Cruise movies, and then we dive head first into everything Indiana Jones, comparing the latest installment of the film series with its predecessors.  So let's fight some aliens and communists on the latest episode of The Movie Defenders podcast!

Table of Contents

Snyder's original plans for the DCEU are coming out ( 23:58 )

Birds of Prey movie update ( 47:29 )

Cassian Andor TV Series ( 52:55 )

Top 5 Tom Cruise movies ( 58:11 )

Scott does Jack Nicholson's speech from A Few Good Men ( 1:11:54 )

Start of KotCS discussion ( 1:21:05 )

Why did they make KotCS? ( 1:43:29 )

Was KotCS too formulaic? What makes a good Indy movie? ( 1:54:20 )

Was it a good idea to set the film in the 1950s? ( 2:09:47 )

Should aliens have been a part of an Indy film? ( 2:15:58 )

Russians as the villains ( 2:26:21 )

Too much CGI in KotCS? ( 2:31:15 )

Nuke the fridge, and other wild moments in the movie ( 2:37:55 )

The George Lucas and Shia Labeouf effect (or bringing your baggage into a movie) ( 2:52:01 )

Indiana Jones 5 latest news ( 2:58:12 )