Film Junk Podcast Episode #714: Spider-Man: Far From Home + Top 10 Superhero Movies


0:00 – Intro
15:05 – Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home
47:35 – Feature: Top 10 Comic Book Super Hero Films
1:41:00 – Other Stuff We Watched: Friday The 13th Series, Anima, Ed Wood, You, Me, and Dupree, Cursed Films, Avengers: Endgame, The Perfection, Stranger Things
1:54:10 – Outro
1:59:30 – Spoiler Discussion: Spider-Man: Far From Home

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  • Drunk Uncles talking me to sleep…

  • pcch7

    rip Rip Torn

  • Indianamcclain

    Tim Burton’s Batman FTW! It’s my second favorite comic book film right behind The Dark Knight.

  • Tommy

    Frank not remembering Spider-Man dusting at the end of Infinity War is great.

  • Falsk

    ???????? Down with accent shaming. ????????

  • pcch7

    How has Frank not heard of Buzzfeed?

  • pcch7

    The text being squeezed next to the pictures is a bit unfortunate in that post

  • Balls

    We can do an ASMR pod for you too if you like.

  • Jr

    “I thought that was an apple!”
    Oh man, I’m dying over here…

  • pcch7

    we need that baritone voice in ASMR for sure

  • Henrik

    Have to say it’s awesome to hear Greg on the show. He even prepares lists now! Great show so far, TMNT was on my mind as well, as a borderline copout, but too good to exclude :)

  • devolutionary

    I still find it deeply amusing, and I’m Canadian as well. I find the accents creep into conversation more often if you’re around others with the Newfie twang.

  • Beat_C

    yes, down with accent shaming! is it some kind of strange
    inferiority complex on jay’s part? i mean, everyone’s got some kind of accent.

  • MartyMcFlyJr

    I think they explained the blip pretty clearly in the movie. When they restored everything in AE the people came right back to where they were when they got snapped. They even make a joke about that in Far From Home with the video of the basketball game. It was 5 years but it didn’t feel like any time had passed for the people that disappeared.

  • Maria

    The Marvel after credit stingers are out of control. Was anyone else pissed that they chose to put the Skrulls scene at the very end of the credits? Usually this is a little joke scene or maybe something that sets up the next movie. This was a huge scene that changed the movie. Why not just have this as the last scene in the actual movie?? Does not make sense to me at all. I’m a little surprised the guys didn’t complain about that.

  • Beat_C

    sean mentioned tim burton’s “batman returns”, and i would definitely put this one in my top 10. i think i like it even more than burton’s first batman movie. and the first two x-men movies plus “first class” would probably have made it, too.

  • Ben Bueno

    Jackie G is the best nickname ever

  • Ben Bueno

    Oh and btw, to my ears Sean has by far the most noticeable Canadian accent out of all of you guys.

  • OsoDuck

    Stuber-hero movies are the worst, but your discussion gave me some time to reflect on just how much American Psycho is like a Batman movie. Patrick BateMan is a businessman Bruce Wayne type by day and a vigilante by night, who delivers elite American justice to homeless hippie bums and prostitutes. The 2000 film focuses on his run-in with the Joker aka Paul Allen, whose success and smug superiority taunts the BateMan into action. He goes undercover and investigates how the Joker got the Fisher account, but soon unable to deal with emasculating jokes at his expense, he unleashes vengeance upon the villain, restoring a tenuous balance to a weary Gotham.

    I’d like to say I’m the first to notice this but I did a quick google search and happened upon this nice little piece:

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    It’s perfectly OK for Sean to be confused about the time travel in Avengers: Endgame since the script writers were interviewed and got it wrong as well.

  • Sean

    I thought the first post-credit scene was the bigger problem in the sense that it off-handedly drops a major plot development that will almost certainly be followed up on in a future film. Although to be fair I guess it was a “mid-credit” scene as opposed to post-credit. But yeah I’m with you on this.

  • Sean

    Haha yeah. I guess it also seemed weird to me that they think cap is dead since there was no body or anything but whatever.

  • Matt the Kiwi

    I guess too bad if you were in a plane when you got blipped? You would be restored 30,000 feet up :-(

  • Jake

    Forgetting main details from recent movies, not knowing JK Simmons is J.Jonah Jameson, never hearing about buzzfeed. What’s going on? I am a little concerned for him lol.

  • OsoDuck

    I think I figured out who was at your door, Frank.

  • Henrik

    Great pull! Still makes me chuckle to see the “Jay C” next to Author instead of Sean, you just know you’re in for some really good snark. I wonder if he thinks now that he actually loathed the ‘articles’, or if any of them felt worthwhile.

  • Not as worse as if that person would’ve been the pilot of said plane, meaning it crashed originally, killing all passengers.

    That whole snap/blip thing is just a mess which is why it would’ve been best for Endgame to time travel so the snap never happened instead of reversing it 5 years later (I haven’t seen the movie but as far as I understand the only reason they’re not doing this is because Tony Stark wants his kid to be alive and that is more important)

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    I suppose the Avengers could have claimed that Cap died during time travel and getting the stones back where they belonged. So what they said was true…from a certain point of view. ????

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    I love that Dark Knight score by James Newton Howard! ????

  • Tomoo

    Frank, I hate to be that guy but JJJ was “Alex Jonsed” well before the videogame but recent enough that Dax and Greg wouldn’t know about it.


    Could we get a High Life review/discussion on the next episode?

  • Lior

    Thank you Greg and Dax for redeeming the show’s honor by picking Superman 2 for your list and even placing it high up. I mean, i like 1 and 3 quite a bit (let’s not talk about 4, and yeah, that robot woman in 3 was scary!), but Superman 2… man… one of the purest, most fun and memorable comic book movies ever made. Amazing villains, Christopher Reeve is incredible, beautifully developed love story with Lois Lane, great humor, intense final slowdown (KNEEL before Zod!)

    I could bot believe nobody’s mentioning it.

    There were many superhero parodies made over the years, but only few of them based on comic books. Actually, I can think of only one: Mystery Men. While the film is undeniably overlong and ungainly, it’s also savagely funny and a personal favorite of mine. I mean, the villain’s name is Casanova Frankenstein and he’s played by Jeffrey Rush. What’s not to like?

    I am also a big fan of Iron Man 3 which was not mentioned. It has a scene where Tony Stark throws a piano as a helicopter.

  • Kyle Grimes

    They explained it in the movie, but it still doesn’t make sense. Brad and Peter were both snapped. Brad comes back aged 5 years, but Peter doesn’t? Makes no sense

  • Jake

    Brad stayed around and wasn’t snapped, that is why he is older.

  • gibson8

    He’s too busy timing scenes where characters do ‘unnecessary bullshit’ (paraphrase).

  • gibson8

    He is spending so much time with industry types with the flat LA brogue and is becoming paranoid about the potential for his own voice to undermine his undoubted talent. He did a poll on twitter on this very subject.

  • gibson8

    How can everyone miss Sean’s point that a lot of CG scenes will be nothing to do with directors who won’t have any interest/ability in that sort of direction. Kinberg is a writer/producer speaking honestly but there will be loads more especially since studios like to promote writers to direct and pay them way less than established jobbers. Why worry about the whole project when you can delegate wholes swathes of a comic book project but get paid just the same?