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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.

Dec 24, 2018

We dive deep into the heart of the ocean on this episode of The Movie Defenders podcast as we review James Wan's entry into the DCEU with Aquaman! We discuss the narrative now around the film and if it's fair, along with comparisons of critics reviews of other similar films and why a disparity exists. But before that we discuss the late Penny Marshall, the current Oscar hosting situation, the top 5 military movies of all time, and how to get your Genesys games going with a healthy dose of Aquaman and DC love. So grab your trident, call the dolphins, and flex those muscles as we enter Atlantis on The Movie Defenders podcast!


  • 09:00 - Our show format explained
  • 26:15 - The Buzz
  • 43:40 - Top 5 Military movies of all time
  • 1:14:10 - Give Me Genesys
  • 1:27:55 - Aquaman discussion begins
  • 1:36:10 - Rant about the DCEU bashing, New 52, and a double standard for Marvel
  • 1:43:50 - Is the movie over the top, overblown, and ridiculous?
  • 1:59:10 - Is Aquaman just wet Thor?
  • 02:04:40 - Pacing Issues?
  • 2:13:25 - Black Manta
  • 2:21:00 - James Wan's action sequences
  • 2:34:30 - Jason Mamoa as Aquaman
  • 2:38:20 - Amber Heard as Mera
  • 2:42:55 - Patrick Wilson as Orm
  • 2:49:55 - Willem Dafoe as Vulko
  • 2:52:45 - The music score