At long last, after many many moons, we are proud to present the very first episode of He Hates Superhero Movies. In this episode, He Hates: The Avengers.
If you don't know who we are or what this podcast is about, here's a quick refresher: Anatole is a tremendous fan of superhero movies. He is a lifetime fan of all things nerd culture, including comic books, science fiction, and video games.
Nathan is NOT a fan of superhero movies. You may even say he hates them. Especially after 2005, when superhero movies became ubiquitous and inescapable. Nathan is a fan of cinema. He likes the classics, the New Hollywood films of the 1970s, and the timeless blockbusters of the 1980s and 1990s. He remembers a time when not every movie was part of a franchise and a sequel was something rare to get genuinely excited about.
Both Anatole and Nathan, however, are huge movie buffs...except on different sides of the superhero divide. This podcast chronicles Anatole's quest to defend the superhero group of films to Nathan, one movie at a time.
In this episode, Anatole and Nathan discuss the movie that kicked the superhero genre into high gear, Marvel's The Avengers. The 2012 blockbuster features Marvel's iconic characters including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, and Hawkeye as they defend New York City (and the rest of the planet) from an alien invasion.
Join us in our debut episode as Anatole and Nathan argue about the characters, their favorite moments (yes, even Nathan had some!), and what this movie means for the superhero genre. The co-hosts discuss how they felt when they first watched this way back then in theaters the first time and how their opinions changed after revisiting it.
And feel free to let us know how you feel about the Avengers in the comments!