It’s a bird! It’s a plane. No, it’s our deep dive into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition. BvS is the film that really kicked the anti-Snyder sentiment into high gear, and we try to grapple with why that is while pointing out that the movie in its extended form is actually quite good. The acting is top notch, and the re-inserted scenes with Clark give him a story arc and explain just why things happen the way they happen. Don’t believe the hype on this one…the movie is actually good. Let’s talk about it, shall we?
Special thanks to Matt “Zombie Dog” Dykes for joining us to talk about the film.
The Underdark is a place of danger and distraction, and the party attempts to weave their way through it on their journey to the ominous “Hand of the Titan.” Along the way they’ll discover that scrying is a two-way street and that they may have some pursuers hot on their tail.
In life, you can are constantly in debt, always working for the next thing, and never really feeling satisfied. Why not bring that experience to a video game? Today we are talking about Animal Crossing with Joel and Kelly from the After Thoughts Podcast (also Super GG Radio). We talk about what really is the appeal to AC and how its timing with Covid lockdowns probably changed how we enjoyed the game.
Special thanks to turnips for making me a crazy person.
This week on the show we’re continuing our deep dive into the “Snyder Cuts” by looking at a film that could have really used a longer cut – Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole. As you watch the film you can see why Zack Snyder directed this. Beautiful landscapes, vivid characters, punchy pop songs – it’s all there! The big problem is that it’s an adaptation of a popular children’s book series, and like with most of these things, the problems stem from trying to cram as much stuff in as short a runtime as possible. Still enjoyable? Find out in the episode!
My pod father Bryan jumps in to list his top five games from the Xbox One PS4 and all cross-party games. We talk about who missed the mark and what recent moves will mean for the next generation of consoles.
Special Thanks to It Takes Two for being such a wonderful game!
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.