Film Junk Podcast Episode #637: Justice League


0:00 – Intro
16:20 – Review: Justice League
1:08:25 – Headlines: New Tarantino Movie Officially Announced, Rampage Trailer, Rotten Tomatoes Controversy
1:31:05 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Punisher, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Krampus, Splice, Krull, Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, Andy Kaufman: I’m From Hollywood, My Breakfast with Blassie, Ingrid Goes West, Passengers, Why Him?, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Nathan For You
2:08:50 – Outro
2:17:05 – Spoiler Discussion: Justice League

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  • Adi

    Jay is right to stand up against Sean and Frank in discussing this utterly blasé “film.” There is simply a plethora of more thoughtful and well-crafted experiences, perhaps even from some foreign directors. I am attempting to expand my film experience and appreciation. Perhaps Film Junk is not the venue for me any more. Please listen to Jay in the future. My props to him.

  • Kishi Jugo

    Superheroes are for suckers. Their origins are seedy and their creators are slimy, and they were dreamed up to sell cheap paper to suckers.

  • Sean

    Not sure how long you’ve been listening for but we do cover other stuff, sometimes as the main featured review and sometimes not. But if you’re downloading the Justice League episode then you’re probably going to get Justice League talk and not Toni Erdmann or Amour. :)

  • Bill

    The origin you described could be applied to any number of genres in film, so would you subscribe to the idea that their fans are suckers as well?

  • Jr

    Sure, superheroes are completely useless garbage. There are absolutely no ethical or moral lessons that can be learned from any of their stories and there is absolutely no connection to the stories of superheroes and the myths, folklore and fables that people have been learning from for ages. Total nonsense with no redeeming value.

  • Jr

    You have to understand that a lot of Film Junk fans have been listening for a LONG time. I think I’m on year 9? So really, I don’t give a fuck what they are reviewing and I doubt many long time listeners do either. It’s not really about that anymore. This show has evolved past being just a movie review podcast into something that your mom masturbates to.

  • mushroomyakuza

    I just wanted to say how much Iove having Greg on the show again. Please keep it happening.

  • Kishi Jugo


  • Kishi Jugo

    Yes, Superhero stories are basically power trips for those with no personal power in their lives. It’s power porn. This is why you have Joe Shuster–besides drawing Superman–drawing this sort of thing:

    Superheroes are the bottom of the barrel.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    Have you guys caught any of ‘Godless’ yet? 5 episodes in its pretty darn brilliant , y’all. oh and it has our very own Jack O’connell in, who’s a top fiver if ever there was one.

  • Sean

    Just watched it this week. I liked it a lot.

  • Yeah it was great. Two episodes in a row where they spend 15 minutes breaking a horse. Not for everyone but I loved this show. MORE WESTERNS PLEASE!

    Some of the SJW stuff was pushed just a little bit too hard, but I guess it’s 2017.

  • 9 times out of 10 I skip the episodes in which I haven’t watched the movie, but this is was that one out of ten for me. No way in hell was I going to be tricked into seeing another DC shit pile. But I couldn’t wait to hear these guys bash it on the podcast!

    That said, “Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “Good Time” (which you guys reviewed last week or the week before) are two of the best movies of the year. Hope you guys can get to the former in a lengthier discussion.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    just watched the last two episodes, excellent conclusion, beautifully shot. Highly recommended all round. And I too loved that they spent 15mins breaking a horse and not a cgi horse shot to be seen, right up Franks alley :)

  • Balls

    I did not see the turn coming at the end of this post. Totally made me do a spit take. No fibbing.

  • Jameson

    It’s definitely jarring and takes getting used to, but I feel like the three films of his I’ve seen (Dogtooth, Lobster, KOASD) it kinda makes sense the characters act this way in their environment. In Sacred Deer, I feel like we were seeing that artificial formality reaching its breaking point.

  • Mrespony

    The Buc-ee’s box was such a great segment, big thanks to the fellow Texan that sent that in, wish I’d thought of that. If any of the FJ crew are heading down Texas way, try to come to Austin, drinks are on me.

  • Mrespony

    Me too, FJ are the Canadian Wu-Tang Clan of podcasting and it’s been great having the Ol’ Dirty Bastard back in the line up.

  • Lior

    And to think Justice League was supposed to be a George Miller project a few years back (perhaps even a decade, I’m not sure). Can you imagine what it would be like? Oh man oh man oh man.

    Makes sense they would downplay Aquaman. How can you put Aquaman in a movie and not make it look silly? You downplay it or your name is George Miller, I guess.

    The whole idea of an Aquaman movie was basically a running joke on Entourage, as Frank mentioned.

  • Dirk Gently

    I always say i’m sick of comic book movies, but when i watch one i’m always entertained. Justice League was no exception. Not something i would watch again but it wasn’t the worst movie i’ve seen this year.