Click your seatbelts and hold on tight, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride as The PodCulture Crew are joined by their friend, Ryan, for the Summer Movie Special!

Brad and Christina enjoyed their 4th of July with a double dose of sci-fi, seeing Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Transformers, Glenn has spent more time working than he’d like, and Ryan is in town from New York.

Glenn and Ryan review Live Free Die Hard, which opens up a discussion about MPAA ratings, and how they’ve been approached by movie makers, and how we’ve evolved as an audience. Although they haven’t seen it yet, Christina laments the lack of Alan Rickman, and Brad’s interest is piqued by the cameo by Kevin Smith.

All four have seen Fantastic Four:Rise of the Silver Surfer, and enjoyed it, but there were some nit-picks by the boys. Despite the eye candy of Jessica Alba, they dislike the portrayal of Doctor Doom. The guys disagree with the avoidance of Galactus and speculate the character decisions, but all agree that Laurence Fishburne’s talent shone through the silver.

There’s no disguising the blockbuster hit, Transformers, and we all loved it. The boys, having liked the cartoon as a kid, were suspicious before the release, but came out wonderfully impressed. Christina, who already enjoyed Shia LaBeouf in Constantine, loved it. We talk about the crossover with G.I. Joe, special effects, military portrayal, Michael Bay, the soundtrack and just about everything else under the hood of this summer hit.

Promos include Cup Car Update, and musical guest is Luke Ski with “The Ballad of Optimus Prime”. Transform and roll out!

By Brad

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