It’s finally here, the first annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Battle Royale! Marvel as all 44 previous Arnold Schwarzenegger characters are sorted into categories and forced to fight to the death in a tournament scenario. Can Mr. Freeze overcome Handsome Stranger? Will the T-800 Terminator defeat the T-850 one? And who exactly is Bar Patron?
Our podcast’s coverage of Arnold Schwarzenegger films almost comes to an end in the penultimate episode of season 1. Joined by Nick Mason, we cover Arnold’s latest* theatrical release, Terminator: Dark Fate, and review what we have learned so far, which admittedly isn’t much.
Joined by Avery Hutley, the podcast watches the Scoot McNairy film Aftermath and discusses cinema sound calibration, air traffic control protocol, and the merits of military training from a long, long time ago.
Randy Adeva returns to the podcast for a record third time to discuss the extended SNL sketch that is Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther, of which Arnold Schwarzenegger is the best part. Meanwhile, our fight to the death this week finally enters the MCU.
Joined by Katherine Allan of Well, Actually, the podcast reviews Maggie, the dramatic turn by Arnold Schwarzenegger that mostly features him standing around and brooding.
Erin Michelle joins the podcast this week for Terminator Genisys, a film that doesn’t ever give an explanation its portmanteau title, or any of its plot, really. Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke all hide their natural accents and join Arnold Schwarzenegger to portray less iconic versions of characters you’ve seen in better terminator films.
Matthew Vasquez joins the podcast this week for David Ayer’s Sabotage, an Arnold Schwarzenegger film featuring a surprising lack of sabotage. Maybe they should have gone with a more descriptive title, like Subterfuge, or Underwhelming.
In other parts of the podcast, a father, a president and a music teacher walk into a sewer. No, it’s not a joke, it’s an introduction to our recurring fight to the death segment.
Joined by Jordan Barr, the podcast takes another journey with a team called The Expendables that consider themselves anything but. Can the presence of Wesley Snipes and Kelsey Grammar take this movie to heights hitherto unreached by the previous films? The short answer is no.
Joined by Maddy Weeks, we goes down to the bottom floor of a top secret boat jail in search of someone named Mannheim, but only finds the subject of our podcast, Arnold Schwarzenegger. We also watch and discuss Escape Plan, for those playing at home.
Joined by Angus Gordon, we watch The Last Stand, in which Forest Whitaker chases a drug lord to the Mexican border. If you’re confused as to how this premise relates to an Arnold Schwarzenegger/Johnny Knoxville small town action-comedy, join the damn club.