This week, Movie Fighters is back as Matt and I take on 2010’s Tekken, a movie we’d never heard of based on a game that I’ve never played. Surprising absolutely no one, it is absolutely terrible, but what’s even weirder is that it feels like a synthesis of every movie we’ve watched, going back to the ComicsAlliance days — and you can hear us explain exactly why, for one thin dollar.
Plus, there’s a special bonus today! If, for some reason, you haven’t jumped on the Movie Fighters train, we’ve put our first four episodes together in an album so that you can grab ’em all at once, along with an all-new extra! If you’d like to hear what the shows are like before you buy ’em (or even if you’re a regular listener who wants a bonus episode), Matt and I watched the first episode of the 1995 Street Fighter animated series and recorded a free mini-episode about it! You can grab it from the “Vs. Fighting Games” album as a single or as part of the whole album, and if you want to watch along with us, the cartoon is up on YouTube, or you can catch up with it at the Movie Fighters tumblr!
Thanks for listening, and don’t worry: We’ll be back in two weeks with another bad movie, and this time, it’s going to be a delight.
Three episodes in, and this one almost broke us.
The King of Fighters is one of the all-time worst movies we have ever watched, so if you enjoy listening to two guys getting unexpectedly mad about half an hour into a podcast, this is the one for you. Over the course of the show, we share memories of dropping quarters into Neo Geo machines at Pizza Inn, the lasting appeal of Mai Shiranui, and why Ray Park should maybe never have a speaking role in a film. Sorry, Ray. Plus, we try to sort out just what the hell is happening in this movie and why, and (spoiler warning) we fail pretty miserably.
You can grab this episode (and our first two, where we tackle Double Dragon and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) right now for only $1 each! That’s almost 90 minutes of comedy (or at least our suffering) for a buck! Pick it up and let us know what you think!
This week, Matt and I are back with the second episode of Movie Fighters, where we take on Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li! Even my delight over the appearance of Taboo from the Black-Eyed Peas as Vega couldn’t temper the dread I was feeling over seeing a complete and utter nonsense version of my favorite Street Fighter’s origin story. But we did it, and now you can listen to it for a mere $1!
In the episode, we go through all the mind-boggling details, plus I share the story of my childhood crush on Chun-Li, and things get a little weird. For more (including the live-action, check out the Movie Fighters Tumblr! And if you’re curious about that Dudley/Balrog story I wrote, you can buy that right here!
Today, Matt Wilson and I are launching our newest project, Movie Fighters! If you read the movie reviews that we used to do at ComicsAlliance, then you’re already familiar with the format: We pick a (usually terrible) movie and go in-depth with it so you don’t have to. Movie Fighters is the same style, but instead of breaking it up into a two-part review, we’re doing it as an all-new audio experience. It’s like it’s being broadcast directly to your iPod or other MP3 playing device! We call it… a podcast.
The first episode is up now, where we go head-to-head with 1994’s genuinely terrible Double Dragon, and you can get the whole thing for just one dollar. And if you’ve already donated to the War Rocket Ajax fundraiser, then there’s a download code for the first episode waiting for you in your inbox. We’ll be doing the show biweekly, starting with finishing our promised round-up of fighting movie games, going through Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Tekken, King of Fighters, and then on to our next listener-voted series. Will we finally be forced to sit through all five (six? seven?) Resident Evil movies? Who knows?
If you still have doubts, you can listen to the first track (our introduction, where we talk about skating rinks and beat-em-ups) for free, so please give it a shot and let us know what you think!