Film Junk Podcast Episode #668: Ant-Man and The Wasp + Three Identical Strangers

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0:00 – Intro
13:10 – Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp
54:20 – Review: Three Identical Strangers
1:03:55 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Vietnam War, The Staircase, How to Build a Time Machine, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Space Jam, Wrong Man
1:23:10 – Outro
1:30:20 – Spoiler Discussion: Ant-Man and The Wasp
1:55:10 – Spoiler Discussion: Three Identical Strangers

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  • devolutionary

    Only got through the intro so far but really enjoyed Dax’s “Welland Crashers” stag story about Frank. What a ball-er! Show me the tickets! $$$

  • devolutionary

    Ugh, nice-core as a modern film trend? Gag me with a spoon!

  • “Casanova Bar Guy”

  • MartyMcFlyJr

    Is Answer the Call an official subtitle now for the new Ghostbusters? Does this come on screen, can anyone confirm? Just the first I’m hearing of this. It’s Edge of Tomorrow all over again.

  • Sean

    It does not appear on screen as far as I know. It was definitely introduced for the home video release just like Live. Die. Repeat. was for Edge of Tomorrow. Netflix still just lists it as “Ghostbusters” but the thumbnail image has the Answer the Call subtitle in there. IMDb actually fully lists it as “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call” though with Ghostbusters listed as the “original title”.

  • Blake in Boston

    I love that Dax is leaning into his “Comic Book Expert” role. Angry nerds disagree. Keep it up. Tardigrades are stuuuuuupid.

  • Lori Cerny

    Frank,

    They are not twins, they are triplets.

  • Brian.M

    Was thinking the same as I was listening. Go Dax!

  • Colin

    Re: Bridesmaids as funniest comedy in years… I just relistened to the 21 Jump Street episode and all agreed it was funnier than Bridesmaids, but maybe your opinions have changed

  • Colin

    The important question is how do you file it on your shelf? After Ghostbusters but before Ghostbusters II? After Ghostbusters II?

    Real answer: In the garbage

  • Film Gob

    I don’t blame Jay, i checked out of these piece of shit MCU movies a long time ago.

  • Kyle

    I want to party with Frank.

  • devolutionary

    I unfortunately rewatched it and it does show up as a sub-caption for the closing credits (not opening though). What a waste of talent.

  • Beat_C

    I don’t blame him, neither. But it is getting a bit tiresome to hear him whine about it every single time.

  • Sean

    I think this came up during our Ant-Man discussion, but just in case anyone was wondering:

    http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/yes-thanos-also-killed-half-of-all-animals-in-infinity-war.html

    I would assume that also includes tardigrades. MovieMistakes.com here we come.

  • tyler mikol

    Since all the talk about changing up the podcast format a few months back all that has changed is that the shows seem shorter and Junk Mail is dead. Bring on more retro reviews and rereviews! Love you guys! FilmJunk 4 Lyfe. Get wrecked.

  • Newtman98

    I think I remember Jay saying that back in the day he hit up RLM to maybe come on the podcast. A crossover would be insane.

  • stanscorse

    Michael Peterson impression got me good. Binged that shit! The man has a weirdly alluring presence about him. And what’s up with the kids?? Man they are off too.

  • Jameson

    My biggest issue with Ant-Man & The Wasp (and my big issue with JW: FK) is there’s way too many characters/things happening and I couldn’t care less about 90% of it. These blockbusters need to *Dave Coulier voice* Cut. It. Out.

  • LongSlog

    I need to address Franks ongoing comments about the Math of the Infinity Wars snap, as he’s made a few comments here that surprises me since he’s a Waterloo graduate and I’m a mere Biology grad who has surely taken far fewer Math classes.

    Frank seems to have implied that because there’s so much MORE single celled life, that the ‘snap’ would remove many more of them versus humans. However that’s not the case- a truly random ‘remove half of all individual organisms, indiscriminately’ would still, on average, result in about half of each species dissolving.

    To prove this, let’s imagine a hypothetical excel spreadsheet, where every single organism in the universe has been assigned a unique number. Every bacteria, human, horse, etc. If you were to do a truly random sort of this list so that all of the species were jumbled up, and then you highlighted the first half of the list (the deletion part) there would still on average, be a 50/50 chance that each individual is either above or below the ‘highlight’ line. Therefore, about 50% of the humans should be deleted, just as 50% of the Broccoli, lobsters, bacteria and fungi. There might be some cases, where due to chance, more or less than 50% of a species ended up on one side of the ‘line’, but the larger the population, the greater the likelihood it trends toward a perfect 50/50 split.

    And that’s all true only if the Infinity Gauntlet was using the ‘spreadsheet’ method. It could have specifically isolated each species and then ‘randomly’ selected 50% of each species for deletion. Either way the outcome would mostly be the same.

    Anyways, great episode guys!

  • Nick

    Yeah, I’ve been wondering about that. Thought I had misunderstood something, maybe?

  • LordAwesome

    Subjecting your audience to a reading of an article from The Daily Beast is a new low in the history of filmjunk.

  • Sean

    There may be additional changes coming as we are still trying to hammer out a plan for Patreon. But ultimately we will still be talking about movies with plenty of digressions along the way.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Would half the bacteria in our gut disappearing be lethal?

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    Tony Stark de-aging happened in Captain America: Civil War, not in Iron Man 3. **Nerd Rage!!** Dax needs to be fired. :)

  • newtaurus

    No one else caught it either. Just goes to show you, despite all the hype and “best ever” declarations, how forgettable these films are.

  • pcch7

    Very weird family yeah

  • traynor

    That’s good enough for me. :)

  • tyler mikol

    The more digressions the better. ????

  • Sean

    I do still think 21 Jump Street is funnier than Bridesmaids.

  • LongSlog

    I wouldn’t expect it to be lethal, they are bacteria afterall, they can double in 30 minutes. Might cause some issues for some people, but I think nasty cases of the flu or heavy use of antibiotics can already do a number on your gut bacteria.

  • Maverick883

    I am not a fan of the Marvel films, but I always love to hear you guys talk about them. Maybe one day they will disappear, but until then I love hearing Film Junk review them. Watching The Omen right now based off of your retro review last week. Love the retro reviews!

  • The REAL Comment Evaluator

    Are you sure? All you talk about is these shitty Marvel films

  • newtaurus

    Wrong. He talks about the s**** fans and s***** critics. There’s a difference.

  • The REAL Comment Evaluator

    It sounds some waste of time shit, but I guess it gets clicks