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6.7.16

PODCAST 211: Independence Day & Independence Day: Resurgence [Anal Probe Edition]


Now that all the anal probing is over, the Horror Duo decided to talk revenge against our alien oppressors by reviewing Roland Emmerich & Dean Devlin's Independence Day, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

The guys also chat about indie film-making funded by crowd funding campaigns, Troma Now offers a subscription based streaming service, and Eli Roth to direct a Deathwish re-make. All this and Forest explains the origin of the Owen Hart's "Pull the Wrong Cord Attack".

TIME CODE

  • 00:00 Intro & News
  • 28:40 "Independence Day"
  • 53:38 Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 54:23 "Independence Day: Resurgence"
  • 92:42 Comments & Conclusion

SHOW NOTES

INDEPENDENCE DAY

★ ★ ½

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

★ ★ ★ ½
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3 comments:

Kenny Teeology said...

I remember Arthur C. Clarke blasting the original Independence Day for being mindless Hollywood Science Fiction. However, he liked the computer virus solution at the end of the movie because a similar idea was in the climax of his book "3001: The Final Odyssey" which was coming out the following year.

Blake Matthews said...

Nice podcast, guys. I like how the fact that ID4: Resurgence has a Moon base means that it technically takes your summer vacation full circle and that you two are official back home now. You also made me want to go to the theater and watch it, although I doubt it will happen.

Interestingly enough, a number of big sequels are bringing in disappointing returns at the domestic box office this year (with the exception of Captain America: Civil War, The Conjuring 2 and Finding Dory). The Snow White and the Huntsman sequel (which “replaced” Snow White with Elsa from Frozen) flopped, as did Alice Through the Looking Glass (what happened to Johnny Depp? For most of the aughts the man could do no wrong in the box office!). Even though X-Men: Days of the Future Past had made the most money stateside since the third movie, X-Men: Apocalypse didn’t go far past the 100-million mark. ID4:R also didn’t do particularly well in the box office.

I’m curious as to what this means, if it means anything. Are people actually being swayed more by critical opinion than they might’ve been in the past? Are people just tired of Hollywood’s fascination with needless sequels and reboots?

Gex said...

So when you guys are done salivating over dicksharks and whoremon, I have an urgent recommendation for Forest. I say urgent because Forest is considering dropping Netflix. Before you drop it, I'm begging ya, watch that movie White God, the Hungarian dog movie. You've gotta watch that one. And if it helps, you guys can do a dog episode with Cory reviewing that movie The Pack (preferably the 1970s version, though Netflix has some remake of it), or even the other film that sort of inspired White God, White Dog. Then you can have a "The Dogs have their day" episode or something. But anyway, watch White God. Anything I can do to encourage you guys further to make that happen before time runs out?


PS: I love Independence Day, and I thought Resurgence was just so-so. It was too rushed, too fast paced, especially during the first half. It needed more dread and build up and a slower speed before the shit hit the fan. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if some Director's Edition of Resurgence comes out on video, like with the first Independence Day. In fact, have either of you seen the extended cut of Independence Day? I can't say I fully recommend it (the added scenes don't really bring that much to the film, unlike the extended cut of Aliens), but it's worth a look.