It’s Cagemas in July, with the utterly forgotten USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage. Meanwhile, Stu teaches us how the cool kids say “Indianapolis,” Elliott makes fun of an adorable old veteran, and Dan invents the WWDND bracelet. Meanwhile, Owen Wilson shows up way too much.
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Wikipedia synopsis for USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Movies recommended in this episode:
I Am Not Your Negro
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Here’s a low-bitrate version for anyone who might need it- https://archive.org/details/TheFlopHouseEpisode235USSIndianapolisMenOfCourageLB
This Jaws prequel has a decidedly different tone from the rest of the series.
Interesting historical note: Paul Allen, formerly of Microsoft, just lead a team that found the wreckage of the Indianapolis.
I think the movie would have been better if they structured it like Flight and focused on the aftermath and then the exoneration. The actual story is pretty amazing, it was a 12 year kid who made it happen:
“[Hunter Alan Scott] a 12-year old living in Pensacola, Florida, Hunter Scott created a National History Day project on the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, becoming interested in the subject after seeing it discussed in the film Jaws. Scott interviewed nearly 150 survivors of the Indianapolis sinking and reviewed 800 documents. The young man concluded that the ship’s Captain Charles Butler McVay III, who had been blamed for the tragedy, was innocent.”
So you start from the kid watching that scene from the jaws and turn it into a detective story.
I too was very disappointed with the movie, mainly that it tried so hard to be incredibly serious and somber but then had weirdly filmed scenes like where a guy goes to throw up over a railing and a shark literally grabs him and pulls him under like the shark was waiting right under the boat the entire time.
Also I thought the Flophouse crew did a great job talking about the movie in a comedic tone despite the rather sensitive material (considering it’s based on an real incident where almost a thousand people died). If WeHateMovies reviewed this movie they’d spend more time seriously debating about the actual atomic bombings than the movie itself and then do a really bad impression of Donald Trump that for some reason sounds like Sylvester Stallone.
Elliott “Wow..!” Owen Wilson impression absolutely killed me every. fucking. time.
I’ve said “oh wowwwwwwwww, Mr. President” about a dozen times since listening to this.
Stu was right, Elliott. You wouldn’t be implying that Robert Picardo’s character didn’t realize that the lady Gremlin was a Gremlin if you didn’t infer it from the film. He took issue with your interpretation, not your expression of that interpretation, as well he should have.
I’m just going to leave this here. I love the show keep up the awesome work guys. https://youtu.be/Fq9drEYDmOU
You’ve probably heard this 100x already, but Gary Oldman has played the devil, in Tony Scott’s BMW short “Beat the Devil” with Clive Owen and James Brown. It’s very over-the-top, in the vein of Léon: The Professional. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxnL7DPTlDQ