Category: Let’s Watch 2 Movies

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Final Girls

After last week’s foray through The Cabin In The Woods, Maddy and Mary Ellen settle in to compare it with The Final Girls, a 2015 meta horror movie that also features five increasingly self-aware teens… plus five other teens who are stock horror movie foils. The Final Girls keeps it simple by navigating the virgin/whore dichotomy, the inherent limitations of the “final girl” narrative, and not much else. Unlike The Cabin In The Woods, The Final Girls doesn’t bite off more than it can chew. It’s not Maddy and Mary Ellen’s favorite movie of all time, but our intrepid co-hosts still think this movie hangs together a bit better than The Cabin In The Woods did.

Oh… and please don’t get it mixed up with that other 2015 movie called Final Girl. That movie looks bad.


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Final Girls Teaser

Tomorrow.

Let’s Watch 2 Movies takes on The Final Girls.


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Cabin in the Woods

Maddy and Mary Ellen watched The Cabin in the Woods, and they deem it to be… fine. The movie’s got a couple funny bits, a couple scary bits, and a couple satirical bits, but not quite enough of each of these to make this movie a comedy, a horror, or a satire. It’s kind of like this joke about the Black Eyed Peas from The Office (www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiI4lvRbLkU), which we refer to in the episode, for some reason.

We do realize this movie means a lot to people, though, so in spite of not quite seeing the appeal, we put on our analysis hats and talk about horror movie tropes and the larger metaphor in the film about Hollywood movie execs, directors, and the ancient beings (a.k.a. moviegoers) that allegedly strike fear in Hollywood’s heart.

Next week, we pair this movie with another meta-commentary on horror movies: The Final Girls!

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Cabin in the Woods (Promo)

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Captain America: Civil War

Much like Batman v Superman, Captain America: Civil War feels stuck in 2016. Remember a year ago, when Steve Rogers’ mistrust of institutions made sense but it still seemed like he was taking it a bit too far? Now it’s 2017, and Maddy and Mary Ellen can totally see his side. We just want to run away with our brainwashed boyfriend Bucky and escape all of this.

This episode is long. Do we need to keep saying that? Anyway, tune in as Maddy spends way too much time talking about all the Avengers comics she has read, and Mary Ellen talks about the tiny personal moments in this film that make it more emotionally accessible than Batman v Superman.

Lastly, here’s the essay that Maddy mentions during an aside in the episode: sublimezoo.com/2016/05/17/black-…-death-civil-war/

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Batman v Superman

In 2016, two superhero movies hit cinemas: one from DC and one from Marvel. Both featured ensemble casts and questions about how the government should legislate superpowers. We’re talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Captain America: Civil War.

It’s only been a year, but these movies already feel dated as heck. First up, Maddy and Mary Ellen look at DC’s gritty take on Batman and Superman’s showdown, featuring too many dream sequences, ableist side plots, and spurious definitions of masculinity. We watched the Ultimate edition, which purports to make more sense than the theatrical cut, but we don’t see how. Next week: Civil War!

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Batman v Superman Teaser

Tomorrow: The struggle is real when Maddy and Mary Ellen take on Batman V Superman on Let’s Watch 2 Movies.


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man, also known as The Harry Potter Farting Corpse Movie, might seem like an unusual pairing for Mad Max: Fury Road. But this movie is also about a man lost in the wilderness seeking something to live for… or someone. And that someone is Mr. Harry Potter Farting Corpse. But seriously though, there’s a lot more to this movie than jokes about bodily functions. It’s also about death (mostly suicide), figuring out what it is to be alive, and falling in love. Maddy and Mary Ellen talked about this movie for three hours, so there’s gotta be something to it, right?

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Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Swiss Army Man Preview

TOMORROW. SWISS ARMY MAN. How did we manage to compare this wonderful, bizarre little film to action epic Mad Max: Fury Road? Just you wait!


Let’s Watch 2 Movies – Mad Max: Fury Road, Part 3

At long last, Mary Ellen and Maddy have reached the end of their three-part meditation on the merits of Mad Max: Fury Road. Also, our apologies for Maddy’s audio quality lowering a bit for a brief section near the beginning of this episode. Thanks for your patience on that. Also for your patience regarding the fact that we just put out three episodes about only one movie.

In the conclusion of LW2M’s trio of Fury Road eps, Maddy and Mary Ellen discuss Max and Furiosa’s chemistry, the hero worship of dictators (both in fiction and the real world), George Miller’s criticism of machismo, the meaning behind the movie’s final title card, and the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road is good. It’s good! IT’S A GOOD MOVIE. We repeat that, several times, just to be sure you all got it.

Next week: Swiss Army Man!!