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Niall “before Zod” Heseltine and RJ Bayley take an unsteady step into the second Marvel Screen Universe outing, The Incredible Hulk. We discuss Marvel’s early unease at distancing themselves from the Ang Lee film Hulk, who is the most handsome of men, and I drink so many fizzy drinks I set a podcast record for belching and feel very sick by the end. So if you’re playing the now omnipresent Goats In The Machine Gaseous Expulsion Drinking Game then boy are you going to be wasted by the end of this show!

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Its not a lot, but at least we get to see it’s head. Looks like it’ll thankfully be a classic comic look, and suggests he’s made out of Iron Man technology.

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Goats In The Machine is very proud to have taken up the gauntlet of the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-UpJoining RJ Bayley on this super-heroic quest is new official Goat Niall Heseltine. 

The aim of the Marvel Vs. DC Movie Mash-Up is to take a look at nearly all of the cinematic representations of Superman and Batman (prior to DC staking its claim on a unified cinematic universe for its characters with Man of Steel) alongside Marvel’s pre-existing cinematic universe, from ‘Iron Man’ through to Age of Ultron. The whole thing will then culminate with the untitled Superman/Batman film in 2015.

The project is the brainchild of podfathers Chris Sykes and Bill Lawerence (you can visit their blog All of Whine and Space), who have compiled the following list:

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Life of PiIf you’re looking for a visual treat with nary a machine gun, super-powered billionaire or hobbit in sight, this may just be the film you’re looking for.

Ang Lee has always been a visually diverse director. Since his western arrival he’s created a body of work that contains almost no reference to his previous films. Just look at his most notable works: In Sense and Sensibility (1995) he adopted a very nostalgic, British style. With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) he adopted energetic yet mythic-realist visuals before amping up the primary colours and trying out some crazy camerawork and visuals in the underrated Hulk (2003) Then it was the washed-out restraint of Brokeback Mountain.

Here Lee has adopted a real fairy-tale aesthetic, turning the bright colours up even more than Hulk while playing with some commanding yet complicated camera movement.

The visual power of Life of Pi is the real star of the fim, with some truly bombastic set-pieces for Pi (Suraj Sharma) and Bengal tiger Richard Parker to endure. The shipwreck that entwines Pi and Richard Parker together is particularly well done. Spectacularly violent and destructive, the wreck is brilliantly executed with skillful editing meaning the chaos of the disaster is fully realised while we’re still able to keep a handle on what’s actually happening. Similar scenes of destruction are also powerfully realised, with the massive storming being a standout.

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