If you’re going to have a movie that satirizes fascism and tries to convince people that Denise Richards is an actual human being with a non-wooden face, i.e. Starship Troopers, then maybe you should actually satirize fascism and try to have Denise Richards act like she doesn’t have a wooden face. Other such topics of discussion in this episode include cellaring Belgian Quads, the Micro-Machines of childhoods past, Space-Nazis and their trenchcoats, the majesty that is Clancy Brown and Space Bug Design: Good and Bad.
Long ago when Image Comics were the fresh new kids on the block and people weren’t looking back on 1990s comics and cringing there was Spawn, Todd McFarlane’s crispy hell-powered hero that somehow managed to get a movie 5 years after his creation. While we complement the makeup that’s aged like a nice high gravity stout and suffer through CGI that’s aged like milk, we enjoy some fresh beer from Short’s Brewing Co that we absolutely adore.
The name King Arthur evokes a lot of different mental images: fair Camelot, swords in stones, gallant knights, magic, and a British comedy troupe that had a penchant for wearing dresses. 2004’s King Arthur has absolutely none of those, instead trying to cast Arthur as an actual historical figure who was a Roman knight who is on the Historical Fantasy version of “One Last Job”. But for trying to be a historical film James and Max take much joy pointing out the blatant historical inaccuracies on numerous fronts, while Ryan lauds over “one of the best things I’ve drank on this podcast.”
Coming to you live from James’ car as they leave Indianapolis, the GBBV Crew reflect on Gen Con 50: The Best Four Days in Gaming with each member recalling the best food, beer, and games they played while the weekend is still fresh in their minds.
Way back on our episode for Spider-Man 3, Jordan Ferraro made the unfortunate statement of claiming he had never seen Batman and Robin, so naturally we forced him to watch it (twice) when he wanted to come back on the podcast. As 2017 is the 20th anniversary of the movie that “killed” super hero films for a while (even though they never actually went away) we felt a certain obligation to do this movie aside from torturing poor Jordan. Meanwhile friend of the show Steve Cuff provides the GBBV Crew with tasty a beer from Wisconsin that is in such high demand within America’s Dairyland that they can’t sell it anywhere else.
Friend of the show Jess Sebring returns to Good Brews Bad Views to talk about 90’s hair, Encarta, war movies, kittens, Animorphs, furries, and this episode’s movie: Small Soldiers. It’s hard to tell if the movie spent more on the CGI and animatronics or it’s soundtrack as it features bands way too good for a movie that can’t decide if it’s for kids or teens. Meanwhile our beer choice for this episode is quite possibly the best we’ve drank on the podcast so far…
In the far off grim future of 2017 there is only Arnold Schwarzenegger imitating his roles from his previous movies in: The Running Man. Friend of the show Randy joins the GBBV Crew as they ponder why Arnold looks like a lame Aquaman, why this movie doesn’t feature more Captain Freedom, and wonder how long it will be before this movie gets remade.