Fasten your chainmail and don a magical relic because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are challenging the almighty Killing Machine by revisiting Richard Fleischer's 1985 sword-and-sorcery bomb Red Sonja. A Brigitte Nielsen-tastic adaptation of the Robert Howard/Marvel Comics icon, the film pairs the fire-maned title warrior with Schwarzenegger's Conan Kalidor, a noble barbarian who stops just short of swearing to Crom. Although considered one of the big guy's lesser efforts, is there still enjoyment to be had? And how does the rest of the cast, including Sandahl Bergman, Paul Smith and future Surf Ninja Ernie Reyes Jr., fare? Unleash the power of this audio Talisman by listening in as the duo ponder Nielsen's action heroine credibility, the agony of shrill child performances and the technicalities associated with fantasy death robots.
Grab your badass beret and throwing knives because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are enlisting with Sly and the gang in order to revisit 2010's superstar team-up adventure The Expendables. Directed by Stallone, the film, which mashes up a collection of iconic tough guys including Jason Statham, Jet Li and Arnie (sorta?), was originally conceived as being the epic dream project every 1980s action fan longed to see become a reality. But did it deliver? And how does it hold up long after the hype has faded? Recover a piece of your soul by listening in as the duo reflect on the lop-sided star power of the cast, frequently bizarre dialogue and go-for-broke visceral brutality.
Shake off the time travel sickness and procure some clothing because this week hosts Cam Smith and Tony G are dodging cyborg laser sights while revisiting James Cameron's legendary sci-fi all-timer The Terminator! Responsible for launching Arnold into the stratosphere, the movie continues to wow with its slick, go-for-broke action, iconic villain and timeless love story. But, given its production limitations, why exactly does it hold up so well, and how does it fare when measured against its far more ambitious and popular sequel? Come with the podcasting duo if you want to live, and listen in as they grapple with this undeniably efficient thrill machine.