UPI 010 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The elevator scene, right? If you don’t know what that means, get yourself to the Winter Soldier Blu-ray NOW. If you do, listen up and listen on! This movie altered the course of the Avengers and offers up some of the greatest scenes we’ve seen yet.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier;
  • How Nick Fury might have used a Star Wars souvenir for one of his scenes;
  • Why Cap seems to have a fixation with elevators in later movies;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  •  8.25 out of 10 Red Stars (by the kids – average score),
  •  9.75 out of 10 Red Stars (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 009: Iron Man 3

The third installment of the Iron Man story is up for review, and we unpack everything from the fruity villain to the inner workings of the Stark mind and soul. We’re going to Extremis in this one, folks!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Iron Man 3;
  • Speculations about if Pepper Potts leaves this movie with her own superpowers;
  • All the ways this film points to future events in Age of Ultron;
  • Why we disagree with Collider.com about this movie’s place in the MCU;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 8.495 out of 10 Tuna Sandwiches & Fingers (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.375 out of 10 Tuna Sandwiches & Fingers (by the adults – average score).

 

UPI 019: Black Panther

Black Panther review by UnpauseIt Podcast

Spoilers ahead! This is the first reaction/review podcast we’ve done for a newly-released film, so this rundown will absolutely include major (and minor) reveals about the movie, Black Panther. If you’ve seen the movie too, or if you don’t care about spoilers, get out your claws and carry on!

Why is this episode skipping numbers in the series? Because the numbers indicate order of release, so while we’re just about to the 10th Avengers movie review, this release is 19th in order of all of the Avengers movies. Don’t worry… eventually it’ll all line up beautifully!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Black Panther;
  • How the kids sometimes keep their true feelings about a movie secret from @_thedadabides;
  • Why movie theaters matter when it comes to seeing epic action on the screen;
  • How high Killmonger ranks on our Top Villains list;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 9.1 out of 10 Stabbings of T’Challa (by the kids – average score),
  • 7.75 out of 10 Stabbings of T’Challa (by the adults – average score).

How did YOU like Black Panther? Comment below or share this post to your social feeds with your own rating!

UPI 008 – Thor: The Dark World

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Does sequelitis strike like lightning? Learn what the UnpauseIt family thinks as we review Thor: The Dark World, the second movie in the Thor storyline. We’re now post-Avengers and getting ever deeper into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the countdown to Infinity War!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Thor: The Dark World;
  • How Captain America just about out-Loki’d Loki;
  • Debate about if the Hulk could take down The Cursed;
  • Why we want Marvel to create more One Shots;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.15 out of 10 Death Threats to Loki (by the kids – average score),
  • 7.5 out of 10 Death Threats to Loki (by the adults – average score).

Pssst: We recorded a brief prediction pod about the premiere of Black Panther! Join our Facebook Group to listen in and prepare yourself for seeing it… yourself. 

UPI 007: The Avengers

The Avengers reviewed by UnpauseIt podcast

Here it is: the moment we’ve waited for since Iron Man first exploded out of that dank, dark cave. It’s time for the Avengers to assemble! With all of the super heroes in this one, it’s no wonder we went a bit longer than normal. But, considering we had Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, and Hawkeye to contend with, it’s no surprise we had a lot to cover!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, The Avengers;
  • A bit of back and forth about just how many Infinity Stones were in this movie;
  • Which Avenger can actually out-mischief Loki;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 9.75 out of 10 Out-of-Control Big Green Rage Monsters (by the kids – average score),
  • 8.95 out of 10 Out-of-Control Big Green Rage Monsters (by the adults – average score).

AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

UPI 006: Captain America

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When you’re getting ready for war, you need a soldier… even better if they’re a SUPER one! UnpauseIt travels back in time to see the origin story of Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, and how the First Avenger laid the groundwork for the rest of our favorite heroes and the battles ahead.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Captain America;
  • Just how unimportant box office dollars and cents are to kids;
  • Why this is the first Avengers movie all 4 of us got excited about;
  • … and more!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 7.35 out of 10 Red Dresses (by the kids – average score),
  • 9.5 out of 10 Red Dresses (by the adults – average score).

AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

UPI 005: Thor

UnpauseIt Podcast reviews Thor

Let us leave this mortal coil and join the outer realms where demigods rule, reign, and generally go through pubescent power struggles. Thor, God of Thunder, is the next superhero story of our Avengers review series!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Thor;
  • How the Destroyer strikes fear into the hearts of certain <9-year olds;
  • Why @_TheDadAbides thinks we’ll get a backlash about MCU villains;
  • … and more!

PLUS learn why the Microsoft Family accounts feature is so handy for when your offspring can’t get back to sleep and decide to try to play video games through half the night… yeah.

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 4.620795 out of 10 Bifrost Sand Imprints (by the kids – average score),
  • 7.75 out of 10 Bifrost Sand Imprints (by the adults – average score).

AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

UPI 004: Ironman 2

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We’re back for more Tony Stark, though parents may find his antics to be more of a “bad example” style of superhero. Well, when you’re facing up to three different villains, what did we expect?

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Iron Man 2;
  • Georgia’s definition of a “smart sandwich;”
  • How the entire government gained villain-status;
  • If we’re talking about hemorrhoids or Hammerdrones… and more!

PLUS! A plea for any of our listeners: if you know of a good, kid-friendly and kid-safe Minecraft server to acquaint the UnpauseIt kids with for online game play, please email us or comment below with your recommendations!

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UnpauseIt rates this movie (out of 10 total, with 10 being the highest score):

  • 3.8 out of 10 (by the kids),
  • 6.0 out of 10 (by the adults).

Listen to the episode to see what our unit of rating was and how each person ranked Iron Man 2.

AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

UPI 003: The Incredible Hulk

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Do you remember that a different actor played The Incredible Hulk before Mark Ruffalo? Dive into this film with us as we explore how much it deserves the low-key reception it got in the wake of Iron Man.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, The Incredible Hulk;
  • The kids’ special nickname for the incessant General Ross;
  • How we ranked this particular cameo by Stan Lee;
  • Why the Abomination pretty much lived up to the name… and more!

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AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

UPI 002: Iron Man

Iron Man by the UnpauseIt podcast

Tick-tock! UnpauseIt has no time to waste as we dive into the first movie in the Avengers franchise, Iron Man.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Release information about the film, Iron Man;
  • Insights about the cast, good and bad;
  • How to define acts in film projects (and we don’t just mean cool fight scenes!);
  • How kids today see a movie that has a good decade of aging behind it!

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AND don’t forget to (e)mail us with your own thoughts, ideas, and suggestions for upcoming reviews!

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