For the second of our Welcome To My World episodes we go back to our care-free high school days to look at two of our favourite films from our teenage years, the Queen soundtrack fueled decapitation frenzy that is "Highlander" for Joe, and the highly unlikely scenario of a teenage flying ace stealing a fighter jet to rescue his captured father in "Iron Eagle" for Mitch. Did we watch them repeatedly when we were younger? Sure did! Are they any good now? Probably Not. Either way, listen to what we have to say about them, but be warned, there are big spoilers for both of these twenty plus year old films.
It's our 50th episode, so we thought we'd celebrate in true Massive Attack form and pick something with "50" in it's title, but after passing on a 50 Cent film, "50 First Dates" or "50 Shades of Grey" we ended up settling on the sci-fi classic from 1958, "Attack Of The 50ft Woman." It's an iconic poster, but was the film itself just as iconic?
Before that we also had a chat about the Aussie-ness of "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel", the frenetic "Galaga Legions DX" and the episodic "Life Is Strange" in gaming. For movies Mitch checks out "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Imax, Joe watches an old favourite in "The Basketball Diaries" and the vampire spoof, "What We Do In The Shadows".
We even manage to go over the strangely addictive TV re-boot, "Fuller House", the end of an era with the "Mythbusters" finale, and set up a new challenge for the coming months, The Massive Attack Mix Tape.
Welcome to the strange world that is Massive Attack.
This is the first of our new series of mini-sodes we will be posting each month between our main shows. Each one will focus on something we enjoy, starting here at episode 1 with our guilty pleasure films. Mitch pulls out an obscure one, and then revels in bagging out Joe's for being much more main stream than expected.