Its commentary time again in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Superman the Movie, Do You Expect Us To Talk? sat down with Charlie Brigden to watch the classic from 1978. You can find our original review here.
Sit back and listen to Becca, Dave, Chris and Charlie as we discuss the lack of sex in brief encounter, our hot take on the Goonies, Superman ignoring crimes while trying to get laid, John Glen directing the double-taking pigeon and just how iconic the music is.
Before we move on to the next film series, we take another look at the music behind comic book superhero movies. Taking us on this journey, Charlie Brigden takes us back to the early days of classic cinema. Looking back at the foundations that lead up to the famous John Williams Superman theme all the way to Man of Steel.
Just to note, we touch on Marvel in this episode but it will feature in a future podcast.
Charlie has his own website and podcast called Moviedrone, please check it out and subscribe.
Is it a bird…. is it a plane…. it’s a man wearing bright blue spandex and a red cape? No it’s another episode of Do You Expect Us to Talk as we start another franchise with arguably the biggest superhero of them all…. Superman.
Please note that we’re not covering Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman… we’ll save that for the current train wreck that is the DC universe films (quality of the future of said films may or may not have changed at time of writing)
Directed By Richard Donner, Superman The Movie tells the full origin of how Superman came to earth to become the saviour of the planet and fall in love with Lois Lane. Join Becca, Dave and Chris as we fly around the world to turn back time to revisit Christoper Reeve still being the best on screen superman, Lois dressed for Hi Di Hi, Clark grabbing muff, Brando playing it like a bagel, a new segment of the show involving fruit and how the ending makes not one like of sense no matter how you look at it.
Hold on listeners… we’re going for ride. It’s our review of the second India Jones adventure, The Temple of Doom. This film is strangely a prequel (and we discuss as to why) and sees Indy escape from a Chinese crime boss and land himself in village in northern India, being asked to free its children from a cult practising black magic.
Starring Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw as possibly the most annoying heroin in Hollywood movie history, Willie Scott. Also starring an equally annoying kid sidekick Short Round played by Jonathan Ke Quan. There’s also get side tracked with a tangent that may happen more often as this podcast continue.