Category Archives: Supplemental Reading

Episodes dedicated to the entirety of a work, like a whole television show, movie, or book. CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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Supplemental Reading: F9 the Fast Saga



In 2020, a man had a vision. Car go space? Justin Lin was assigned the task and boy, does he ever technically deliver. But is the 9th installment of this time-honored franchise a good entry into the official canon of American muscle cars? Only time will tell, folks. Only time will tell. Until then, here’s our hastily rendered opinions based on vague memories and feelings of sitting in a theatre without the ability to take notes!


Episode art for the Supplemental Reading of Godzilla vs Kong

Supplemental Reading: Godzilla vs Kong (2021)



In 2020, a studio had an id–okay you get it at this point. Legendary pictures, Warner Bros., and Toho Studios made a deal for a series of movies starring Toho Studio’s roster of Godzilla monsters and agreed for these monsters to rub against America’s King Kong for extra measure in a reboot of the legendary large monster movies of the past. This is the last of the movies to be made under this agreement and boy, what a last movie it is. We’re not pulling our punches with this one. If you think we nitpick the bad stuff of movies we like, man, just wait, because I’ll tell you upfront that we did not like this movie. So what went wrong? Let’s explore that in full, spoilerific detail. Right here, on a Supplemental Reading brought to you by Zero Credit(s).


Featured image for Supplemental Reading: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)

Supplemental Reading: Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019)



In 2019, a studio had a vision. What if someone were to continue making Godzilla movies set in the Legendary Pictures Monster Cinematic Universe? One person rose to the challenge and teamed up with two other people to write the script. They then teamed up with an multiple production studios, vfx studios, a couple of movie studios, multiple executive producers, and probably a shaman to make Godzilla King of the Monsters. Does the third installment of the Legendary Pictures MonsterVerse stand up to the test of time, or does it fail to connect on so many levels? There’s only one way to find out who the king is this round, and that’s by listening to this Supplemental Reading brought to you by Zero Credit(s).

Music:
Big Drumming Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Supplemental Reading: Kong: Skull Island (2017)



In 2017, a studio had a vision of continuing a franchise they had started in 2014 with CGI monsters the size of buildings doing monster stuff while some people ran around and yelled about there being monsters. But with Godzilla set in the current day, how could they reveal that monsters exist for a second time? The answer: set it in the past and make it a secret that monsters exist while doing the whole monsters exist plot again. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, John C Reilly, Toby Kebbell, Marc Evan Jackson, and more are all here to be separated in the first few minutes of arriving on Skull Island so that we have different parties with different goals to follow and the tensions are high. Is this very much influenced by Vietnam War movies flick a treat for the senses, or is it whatever the opposite of that would be? It’s time we ended something, once and for all – the movie isn’t too quotable so this paraphrase will have to do – right now, on Zero Credit(s).

Music Credit:

Big Drumming Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Supplemental Reading: Godzilla (2014)



In 2014, a studio had an idea. What if we acquired the film rights to Godzilla from Toho Studios to make some American-ized Godzilla films for the modern day? Everyone was aghast. Nothing like this had ever been attempted since the Mathew Broderick 1999 version that tanked so hard, Toho Studios dusted off their cameras to film Godzilla 2000 in response. But for some reason, Toho Studios agreed to a three film deal (or until 2020, whichever happened first) with WB and thus here we are. Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and a male version of Anya Taylor-Joy (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) come together to bring the Big Green Mother of Three to the screen along with Ken Watanabe and the lady from The Shape of Water. Directed by Visual Effects Artist Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), this 2014 film hits all of the notes of a classic Godzilla movie, but where does it rank on the just introduced WB Monsterverse Power Rankings? There’s only one way to find out and that’s by listening to this, the inaugural kickoff of the Summer of Godzilla (in Spring).


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Supplemental Reading: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Part Two)



In 2020, a studio made a decision to rectify a mistake they had made in 2017 to return to Justice League and allow director Zack Snyder to finally present his vision for the film. With HBO Max apparently the perfect avenue for this venture, the studio gave Snyder a $70 million budget to recut the film into the original version. What resulted is a four hour long epic of an experience that fully realizes the characters and set pieces introduced in the film with all the Snyder style we’ve come to expect. This Supplemental Reading covers the final three chapters and epilogue of the film in about just an agonizingly detailed pace as the film itself. Also included is the final conclusion and judgement render unto the fil by Henry and John. Will the Snyder Cut be a good? Or will it fall into the realms of being a bad? Only one way to find out, folks, and that’s to listen.


Featured Art for Part One of Our Supplemental Reading on Zack Snyder's Justice League

Supplemental Reading: Zack Snyder’s Justice League (Part One)



In 2020, a studio made a decision to rectify a mistake they had made in 2017 to return to Justice League and allow director Zack Snyder to finally present his vision for the film. With HBO Max apparently the perfect avenue for this venture, the studio gave Snyder a $70 million budget to recut the film into the original version. What resulted is a four hour long epic of an experience that fully realizes the characters and set pieces introduced in the film with all the Snyder style we’ve come to expect. This Supplemental Reading covers the first three chapters of the film in about just an agonizingly detailed pace as the film itself. Next week, we’ll continue our coverage, so look forward to the exciting conclusion then.


Supplemental Reading: Justice League (2017)



In 2017, a studio had a vision: what if we completely botch a director’s vision by hiring another director to cut out 80% of what’s already been filmed and replace it with quips, jokes, and exclusively closeups to disguise the fact that we couldn’t bring back all the actors at the same time? That studio was Warner Brothers and the film is the theatrical cut of Justice League, a film with a checkered past and sordid behind the scenes tidbits. But does the movie stand up on its own as is? That’s what we aim to find out as we discuss this movie in anticipation of the Snyder Cut that releases next week. Will we want more of this stitched together, Frankenstein of a movie sitting at so exactly at a 2 hour runtime that it must have been intentional, or will this movie fall into the rare annals of history better off left forgotten? Find out in this Zero Credit(s) Supplemental Reading.


Fast and Furious Spyracers Super Cut

Supplemental Reading: Fast and Furious: Spyracers Super Cut



From January 24, 2020 to March 20, 2020, Zero Credit(s) dedicated one segment per episode to the Netflix Original Series Fast and Furious: Spyracers. With the advent of a season two and three (?!) of the aforementioned show, Henry and John made the executive decision to never cover a show in this manner again, choosing instead to do one dedicated episode per season from here on out. That being said, it only made sense to collect all of the coverage of the first season in one episode. This decision was made before realizing that this would make said episode over three hours long… So buckle up and prepare to get Frosty, folks, this is a three hour super cut of Spyracers content that no one asked for, but is certainly a thing that exists now. Right here, on Zero Credit(s).


Sometimes it's best to not mess with a hurricane...

Supplemental Reading: The Hurricane Heist



In 2018, Fast and Furious Rob Cohen directed a film called The Hurricane Heist. Set erroneously in Gulfport, Alabama, the 1 hour and 42 minute action-packed romp through weather and betrayal oozes out of the screen and into your eyes with an overall feeling of “well, this might as well happen.” Henry and John stumbled across this title quite by accident and decided to watch it based solely on the font choice for the title and the lie that it takes place in Mississippi. Thanks Netflix description writer. If you’ve watched this movie and want to hear us voice our opinions on this film, please listen by all means. For everyone else who hasn’t seen the film yet, maybe go watch it, maybe do something better with the next hour or so of your life. This is an unprecedented Supplemental Reading in more ways than one and if that’s enough to get you to listen, then great. We’ve got it all here on Zero Credit(s), and that includes admitting that sometimes, we made a mistake. Sorry.