Dec 26, 2015
Movie Meltdown - Episode 333
In the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we felt a summit was necessary. We have brought together the greatest minds of our time, to discuss the most important topic in today's world - obviously... Star Wars. So we gather to mull over not just Episode 7, but also bigger questions that occur in not only the Star Wars universe, but in our world as well.
And as we're bombarded from every possible venue, we also discuss... the legend, Tina Fey, Logan's Run, VHS, character development, living in an AT-AT, droid racism, dialogue, Attack the Block, Daisy Ridley, recreating the action, hating Shia LaBeouf, abducting younglings, it's all J.J. Abrams now, I'm kind of a big deal, the mythology, Dark Empire, a rag tag group of heroes, popcorn was spilled... Coke was spewed, knuckle-draggers online, firearm techniques, mind blown, rabbit guys, it's like an alien's impression of a human, super hero movies, being a good improviser, regimenting badness, a deather star, the curse of gen-xers, Indiana Jones, the cute new puppy, having great sunscreen, The Venture Brothers, being a great gardener, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Palpatine the politician, racial profiling, Transformers, playing fast and loose with the rules, it's like gun control, the force chooses you, woman in this new Star Wars universe, John Boyega, being on a media/internet black out, having a perfect complexion, ice skating in Russia, dehumanizing, screw the internet, Jedi pizza, it was the wild wild west, massacring a village, a lunge with one hand out, the doctoring of four or five people, Malla, a black X-wing, Space 1999, Keira Knightley, a bunch of bumbling idiots that couldn't see the universe falling apart around them, George Lucas has a problem with revising his past, looks like the bottom of my foot after I've been swimming too long, The First Order, Captain America: Civil War, genuinely being good people, that's why we became hoarders, the Kessel Run, religious zealots, American Graffiti, the 70's were a weird time, the old bait n' switch, sending off proof of purchase, the G.I. Bill, childhood memories, Journal of the Whills, Daniel Craig, before Star Wars... there wasn't this sort of multi-pronged attack on your youth, Val Kilmer, Marvel and Disney, inspired to play clarinet, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Sears and JC Penny catalogs, waking up from your conditioning, this is not cool at all... this is school, a caste system, infected by space bugs and... here we go again.
Spoiler Alert: Obviously there will be spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens - and all the Star Wars movies for that matter. So just have seen the franchise before listening.
"It's all about... you getting wrapped up in the magic... and it's easy for me to remember what it was like, because there was nothing before or after Star Wars. It came out of nowhere... and was this huge cultural phenomenon... and as a five year old... this is the most perfect movie for a 5-year old to see."