This week we’re taking a look at perhaps one of the most hated films in the Zack Snyder filmography: Sucker Punch. It’s been dismissed as exploitative, and has been derided for its depiction of women. It also features more special effects, explosions, and those darn slow-mo shots people keep making fun of all the time online. So, what if we told you that the Extended Cut solves most, if not all of those problems, and that maybe some of those problems were but projections of an already biased audience? Let’s get into it, shall we?
When you get a chance you should also check out the following youtube video which shares a lot of similar thoughts and explains what Snyder was going for and why there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Anxious to be on their way toward Titanfall, the party finishes up their search of Fallhold and comes across a slightly more chaotic mode of transport than they were expecting. In the midst of this, Taslinn continues to keep an eye on her family through the crystal ball and Fetter learns of some related complications.
Today my good friend Carl joins me to change into digital champions to save the digital world! We talk about our love for a franchise that never got the love it deserved. Did the Digimon games hold up be? Join us and find out!
Welcome to the end…..of our Alice in Zombieland series! It’s been quite a ride, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. Bryan, Joel “I Didn’t Think Of A Nickname For You” DeWitte, and Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes are joined in spirit by Graham “Maybe a Specter?” Mason to look at the series as a whole and how it has impacted the culture at large. They also preface this finale with a look at the Monster Hunter movie, which can only be described as a continuation of the party that Resident Evil started.
Here at Behind the Hype we’ve decided that it’s time to take a deep dive into one of the more divisive filmmakers out there today: Zack Snyder. People either love his work or hate it, and no matter where you fall on that spectrum you can’t deny that he is a visionary filmmaker. We’re going to be discussing his “Snyder Cuts” this month, starting this week with his “director’s cut” of Dawn of the Dead.
The DC isn’t all that much longer than the theatrical version and it doesn’t significantly change the quality of the movie, but it’s an indicator of what’s to come for this filmmaker and hopefully gives some insight into how he approaches his films. Special shout out to James Gunn, who wrote the film and paired so well with Snyder. Seriously, they should work together again.
While we’re sad to bring our month of Showa Era Godzilla films to a close, we’re glad we picked Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla as our last film to discuss. It’s got ape-like aliens trying to conquer earth, interpol agents disguised as muckraking journalists, a musical number, and a monster named King Caesar who helps Godzilla kick the ever-loving ish out of the titular villain. Try not to grin like a goof-ball at any given moment. We dare you.
Also in this episode we discuss plans for next month. Here’s a hint: Director’s Cuts.