Episode 63: Fantastic Flop

OMGTV

(00:20:55)

Wet Hot American Summer, Eureka Pictures (Film) and Netflix (First Day of Camp Series)

Follow the counselors and campers on their first day at Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981.

THE GOOD

Mega star cast that made sense in 2001, but we cannot figure out how they managed to get basically the entire original cast back for the series fourteen years later, many of them now Hollywood elite. The humor is right up our alley, filling the spoof void Leslie Nielsen left behind. The reverse engineering/writing that needed to be done to create backstories for many of the film's characters are well done and very tight. Very self aware, taking a couple of great jabs at itself.

THE BAD

The young boy Kevin's story seems to be going somewhere the entire time, then completely nosedives with no real enjoyable closure for him. It personally miffed us. We like happy endings, damn it!

FINAL RATING

5 out of 5 Pews

5 out of 5 Pews

REPO SUPERMEN! Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!

REPO SUPERMEN!

Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!

THE STACK (ADVANCE REVIEW, On-Sale 9/16)

(00:49:04)

The Paybacks #1, Dark Horse Comics

CREATIVE TEAM: Donny Cates (W), Eliot Rahal (W), Geoff Shaw (A), Lauren Affe (C)

THE GOOD

Lighter color palette compliments the action in the book. Great ending that opens up the book for a grander story than you would expect from the concept. Very funny writing.

THE BAD

When there is a lot of action in the scene, the art gets a bit rough. Tons of characters to try and keep track off from the beginning. An almost overwhelming amount of content for issue 1 of the series.

FINAL RATING

4 out of 5 Pews

4 out of 5 Pews

Zombies have come to your town! Good thing you’ve seen the movies. Put on your football pads, grab your trusty slugger and give those walkers a good thrashing! Or run away, that works pretty well too. In Card of the Dead your job is to survive by whatever means you can. And remember, you don’t have to be the fastest, just faster than the person next to you.

Zombies have come to your town! Good thing you’ve seen the movies. Put on your football pads, grab your trusty slugger and give those walkers a good thrashing! Or run away, that works pretty well too. In Card of the Dead your job is to survive by whatever means you can. And remember, you don’t have to be the fastest, just faster than the person next to you.

TABLETALK

(01:07:16)

CARD OF THE DEAD, Alderac Entertainment Group

THE GOOD

Fantastic price point. Easy to pick up. Great artwork. Smart packaging.

THE BAD

Lacks reference cards like Love Letter, which would have been a nice addition for ease of play. Rules regarding different card effects can be unclear.

FINAL RATING

4 out of 5 Pews

4 out of 5 Pews

KEEPIN' IT REEL: P-EWW!

(01:24:37)

Fantastic Four (2015), 20th Century Fox

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

FINAL RATING

1 out of 5 Pews

1 out of 5 Pews

PLUGS

That unreleased Fantastic Four film we mentioned? Embedded below, unless Fox pulled it!