X-Men: The Last Stand, while the most commercially successful in the series until X-Men: Days of Future Past, split audiences about the quality of the film itself. A lot of that criticism may have to do with the fact that three different directors were attached to the production of the film from script to screen which was rushed to theaters on Memorial Day weekend 2006. Sam and Chris both regard the film as watchable...but they've made that assertion before. Does the third X-Men film still hold up as well as they remember or as poorly as Jake and Josh remember? Watch along and listen to find out!

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After the surprise success of 2000's success kicking off the revival of superhero movies in the mainstream, Bryan Singer returned with a bigger budget, more epic story, and larger cast to make the 2003 sequel. Inspired by one his favorite films, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Singer thrust Marvel's Merry Mutants in a story that was darker, more violent, and have someone pay the ultimate price. Sam often regards this film as his personal favorite of the original trilogy but what do the rest of the Geek Out gang think of it? Watch along and listen to find out!

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The next commentary series is here! As a countdown to this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse, the gang is doing commentaries for all the theatrically released X-Men films starting with 2000's X-Men. For decades, X-Men was Marvel Comics' marquee franchise and, after the success of X-Men: The Animated Series, the publisher licensed the title to Fox resulting in this sleeper blockbuster that kicked off the longrunning film series. Listen as the gang looks on how the film has aged, some of the original creative and casting decisions, and what lines and reactions were unscripted!

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The countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with our commentary series on Superman theatrical feature films ends here with 2013's Man of Steel. Interestingly the only film in our commentary series to take place in the same continuity as Batman v. Superman, Man of Steel stands as Jake and Josh's favorite Superman film to date and allowed Warner Bros. to relaunch the iconic character for a new generation. But, with a sequel incoming, how do the boys feel about the film now? Take a listen as we dive into the, as of now, most recent cinematic adventure of the Last Son of Krypton!

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman Returns

Is this movie really 10 years old now? Man, time flies. Continuing our countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with our commentary series of Superman films, this time with Sam's personal favorite Superman movie to date, Superman Returns! Bryan Singer ditched the third X-Men film to work on the first Superman film in 19 years as Superman: The Movie was one of the films that inspired him to become a filmmaker. Unfortunately, audiences and critics were lukewarm towards the spiritual sequel to Superman II and Warner Bros. were forced to go back to the drawing board with the cinematic adventures of the Man of Steel. Watch along and listen as we revisit the 2006 film and see how it stacks up a decade later.

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman IV - The Quest for Peace

Chris and Sam often regard Superman IV as better than Superman III but that doesn't mean Christopher Reeve's swan song to the franchise that made him a star is a good movie by any means. Despite its moralistic message and attempt to reduce the campy elements of the series that had overtaken it in Superman III, Superman IV is simply a film that ran out of money in mid-production leaving us with, well, this. Watch along and listen as we revisit Christopher Reeve's final turn as the Man of Steel.

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman III

After last week's birthday interlude, we're back to our countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice by continuing our commentary series of Superman films. This time around we have Superman III, the first Christopher Reeve Superman flick without any direct influence from original series director Richard Donner. Superman III is often regarded as a misguided film at best with director Richard Lester getting full creative license to employ the campy elements he always wanted to add to the series while casting Superman fan, Richard Pryor in a bigger role than Clark Kent! If you haven't watched this movie in awhile, watch along and listen as we revisit Superman III.

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Geek Out Commentary: Hard Boiled

We're taking a quick break from our commentary series on Superman films to celebrate Josh's birthday! He's picked the classic John Woo-helmed Hong Kong action flick Hard Boiled as his birthday pick this year and we dive into some of the coolest gun fights ever to come out of the Asian film industry! Tired of making films focused on criminals, Woo changed things up to make a movie about cops with his old friend and frequent collaborator Chow Yun-Fat but that doesn't make this picture any less violent! Take a listen as the boys watch the seminal action film that all but guaranteed Woo a career making films in Hollywood!

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman II

The countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice continues with the first true Superman sequel, Superman II! And, in keeping with our appreciation of Richard Donner's work with the franchise (Especially given what happened immediately after), the version of the film we're recording a commentary for is the Richard Donner cut of the film! Much of Superman II was originally filmed simultaneously with its 1978 predecessor but because of trouble behind the scenes, it wouldn't be released until years later after extensive reshoots and a different director at the helm. However, we wanted to give more attention to Donner's original vision of the Superman sequel so watch along and listen as we dive into Superman II: The Donner Cut!

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Geek Out Commentary: Superman - The Movie

The countdown to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice continues with the gang recording a commentary for the landmark superhero flick Superman: The Movie. Comic book adaptations had carried the baggage of being too campy and director Richard Donner sought to reverse all that with Christopher Reeve's first iconic outing as the Man of Steel. Listen as the gang sees how well the film ages, what they still love about it, and what they...maybe not love as much as they used to! Strap yourselves in, this is where the Superman movies get good (For awhile, anyway)!

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