On this week’s episode, we recast Enemy of the State. What’s strange about this movie is that it was a complete hit by box office standards, but one that very few people remember a whole lot about. Whenever I told a friend about the next movie we were doing, all of them had a delayed reaction, followed by, “…oh, the one with Will Smith? I never saw it” Full disclosure: I saw it when it first came out, and I couldn’t even recall the plot of it.
This week we switch it up a little. A couple months ago, we were recording a pod and on a whim we decided to watch a movie, then do an instant recast afterward. It’s a little shorter because we don’t do an introduction, we just sorta jump right into it.
We decided to recast Twister, the 1997 disaster blockbuster starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cary Elwes and Jami Gertz the week after Bill Paxton died*. It holds up surprisingly well from a visual standpoint. This was the era right before the CGI got really good, so I went in with my expectations tempered, and I left with them exceeded.
This week we recast the 1980’s Aerial Combat classic, Top Gun. Now I don’t remember if I mentioned it in the pod, but for how many times I’ve seen this movie, I don’t think I’d ever seen it all the way through in one sitting.