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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.

Jan 1, 2019

Happy New Year from The Movie Defenders! Today we charge up with Energon and take off for Cybertron as we review Bumblebee! We discuss the film, its intended audience, and the direction the film took. We ask if the criticism, and even the praise, is warranted that's out there. We even hear from Travis Knight, the director, about how he designed the Transformers to be so closer to the G1 designs. We also play the first five minutes which was worth the admission alone. But first, we discuss the disturbing news surrounding Kevin Spacey, Aquaman dominating the box office, especially overseas, and get Jason Mamoa's take on the "Snyder Cut". We talk about the top 5 animated films of all time, and how to get Transformers into your Genesys games. And finally, Scott talks Donald down from the 80's music fanboy ledge. So grab your Smiths records, learn how to talk through the radio, and transform and roll out on the next episode of The Movie Defenders!

  • 00:02:30 Our show and the political cloud around Hollywood
  • 00:15:35 Kevin Spacey indicted
  • 00:22:15 Aquaman rules the box office
  • 00:27:20 Jason Mamoa on "The Snyder Cut" of Justice League
  • 00:29:30 Top 5 animated films of all time
  • 01:03:38 Keeping Score (New Segment)
  • 01:23:00 Give me Genesys!
  • 01:31:30 Bumblebee discussion starts
  • 01:50:40 The epic first five minutes of the film
  • 02:00:20 Design of the Transformers
  • 02:08:05 "At least it's not Michael Bay"
  • 02:09:53 The humor in Bumblebee
  • 02:14:50 Pacing problems... again???
  • 02:18:40 The human cast
  • 02:24:55 Is it just John Hughes E.T.?
  • 02:37:15 Donald goes nuts talking about the 80's soundtrack