It's another week for a rewind here on the Epic Film Guys podcast... at least mostly! Today is a day for truth... the truth about our love of Zack Snyder's very divisive 2013 mega blockbuster Man of Steel. Suffice to say myself and Justin love this film, and while others may disagree, we took it upon ourselves to lay out several of the criticisms most-often cited in this film and dissect them one at a time. I also asked twitter what their one biggest criticism of the film was, and we take some time to address them- or at the very least, have a good laugh at them.
Back when we recorded this, we asked for people to submit their thoughts, and you'll hear them all as part of this episode! I want to thank @mpearce6, @YogurtPodcast, @roelsantosjr, @BrentleyDOliver, @reelcomicheroes, @TheMidside, and our great friend Paul @thecountdownpc for contributing to our Man of Steel show with an audio clip discussing their love (or lack thereof) for the film. Also, a huge thanks to everyone who responded on twitter!
And though this is a rewind episode, I've also got some brand-new goodies packed into this episode for you guys... a mega-dose of Epic Previews from our Nolan Megasode, which was recorded with Dan & Caleb of Netflix 'n Swill, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, and John from Now in Technicolor. The rest of the megasode will be coming out soon, and then you can expect all-new episodes of the Epic Film Guys podcast! Stay tuned, and we'll see you at the movies!
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Meet the Epic Film Guys
Epic Film Guy Nick lives in upstate NY and graduated from Clarion University of PA in 2010 with a degree in English (writing). While in college he studied film as part of a film studies minor and made a couple short films. He handles the sound production and editing of the show as well as its release and manages the twitter account @EpicFilmGuys.
Epic Film Guy Justin lives in a suburb of Washington D.C. after moving from the Binghamton, NY area with his wife and daughter. He is our resident "encyclopedia of film" and chances are, if you've heard some film news, Justin already heard it before you. A massive fan of the 80s and horror flicks of all shapes and sizes! Catch him on Facebook or our Instagram account @EpicFilmGuys.
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Friends of the Show
We'd like to give a huge shout-out for a lot of the shows we're proud to call friends, and that we're proud to call ourselves fans of. We especially have to thank our brothers in Perth, Paul & Wayne of The Countdown Movie & TV reviews, who have opened us up to a huge audience halfway across the world. Particular thanks to Paul who has been an amazing friend and has been infinitely helpful in terms of getting honest feedback on the evolution of the show. A huge thank you to Emily from The Story Behind podcast, whose support and friendship have kept this show alive through some of its darkest days. A huge thank you to some of our biggest podcasting friends, from Mr. X at the Angry Old Man, Shane from Now That I'm Older, David from The Unwritable Rant, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Ro from the World of Ro, the entire crew at Afterburn 739, Mat at the One Word, Go! show, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast. We're probably forgetting someone, so thank you to ALL of you! We truly do love and appreciate your support.
We also have to give a huge shout out to #PodernFamily for helping to increase our exposure, and safe to say without it we wouldn't have met a lot of the podcasters and fans we're proud to call friends. We also want to give a huge shout out to the #MoviePodSquad, a group of movie podcasters in the #PodernFamily who have come together for our mutual love of film. Look for even more crossovers and fun events with these and other great podcasters soon!
Recent Appearances & Crossovers
I took a trip over to Fanthropological once again to talk about cinephiles! What is a cinephile? Do I consider myself one? Find out at https://podcast.fanthropological.com/e/33-cinephiles-ft-efg-nick/!
I was thrilled to be interviewed by Peter over at Smorgasbored about cinema etiquette and all sorts of fun, random stuff! Check it out! https://player.fm/series/smorgasbored/smorgasbored-interviewsan-epic-film-guy.
I joined Ashlee on the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast along with Justin of So I Married a Movie Geek to talk about one of my favorite shows of all time... LOST! Check it out at https://rabbitearstv.podiant.co/e/3540e316e1315aL/!
I had a great time joining Dave on the Super Movie Bros. podcast for their anniversary for an awesome game of "Never Have I Liked It," where you name a film you despise, and those who do not have to drink and explain why! We were also joined by Jon from the Now in Technicolor Podcast! Listen at https://supermoviebros.podbean.com/e/super-movie-bros-ep-50-anniversary-pt-2-never-have-i-liked-it/!
I filled in for Andy over on Two Peas on a Podcast and talked with Gerald about movies, current events, politics, and so much more! Check it out at https://twopeasonapodcast.podbean.com/e/036-we-deserve-a-tarantino-emoji/.
I had an amazing time joining Ashlee and Michael on the Rabbit Ears TV Podcast, this time to celebrate one of the greatest comedies of all time... Arrested Development! Check it out at https://rabbitearstv.podiant.co/e/3550570095903eL/!!
I was thrilled to sit down with John from Now in Technicolor to do a full retrospective of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy recently. Check it out at https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/nowintechnicolorpod/episodes/2017-07-26T21_41_18-07_00!
Justin and myself joined Justin Winters of So I Married a Movie Geek for the first-ever VERSUS Fantasy Movie Draft, where we squared off against our good friends at The Countdown Movie and TV Reviews. Check it out at https://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/e/episode-168-fantasy-movie-draft-sequels-since-2000/.
Epic Film Guys Intro written by Jordan Greene. Check him out on Instagram @jordangreenemusic and Facebook Jordan Greene Music, and look for Aviera coming soon!
Various tracks from the Man of Steel and Batman v Superman soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and Hans Zimmer/Junkie XL. All Rights reserved.
Outro: "The Climb" by Music for Makers. Sign up and get a royalty-free song delivered to your inbox every Monday at www.musicformakers.com!