Excited hosts Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg helm AMC’s new Pop Culture late night talk show. Boy are they excited, they show plenty of energy/enthusiasm, I’m used to seeing Kevin Smith being this excited, but seeing how excited Greg gets, I’m not sure if he’s trying match Kevin’s energy or if he really is this excitable dude – he is always so straight faced when he’s in television roles and films.
Okay so we’re told this episode is the San Diego Comic Con Special, not your typical episode of Geeking Out. I am more or less going to break down each segment and give you my brief opinion on each of the segments.
First Segment – Star Trek Beyond. Greg’s on the red carpet of the outdoor premier at Comic Con, it looks like an amazing experience! Greg’s energy is high – to the point when he’s talking shop with Simon Peg and refers to the film as Star Wars instead of Star Trek – Geek faux pas! The cast and crew seemed pleased to see him, J.J. Abrams joking about Greg and his camera crew being to Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
The boys cut to Comic Con where they interview the likes of the Preacher crew (Gareth Ennis, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg) and Dominic Cooper reflecting on their thoughts of the season. Then we get Greg delivering a nice on the spot interview talking with artist Jim Lee and what he needed to do to protect his million dollar hands! Segment finishes with Greg talking with Luke Cage executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker about how epic Luke Cage will be – I’m still not convinced.
Tiffany Smith is introduced, showing off her Lord of the Rings ink – they fire her off to Comic Con to cover the cosplayers – the imagination and the creativity is always outstanding, although I could empathise with some of the blank expressions of knowledge or interest in what the cosplayers beavering over.
Cut to Kevin Smith being reunited with Matt Damon for a miniature interview/Jason Bourne plug. Having Kevin feed Matt lines from DC characters that could possibly play across from Affleck’s Batman in the future. Damon reading lines as Death stroke, Captain Marvel and in particular Green Arrow is particularly well acted.
Kevin and Greg finish with a joint interview with Charlie Hunnam to promote the new Guy Ritchie movie; King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Hunnams stories of working under Ritchie’s direction were amusing. Kevin brings up the film Excalibur which brings around of awkward high fives between the threesome. The interview ends with the trailer being show, I was surprised to see that it seemed more entertaining than I imagined, it’s got the Guy Ritchie Lock, Stock charm to it whilst looking like something as uninteresting as Dracula Untold and hey it’s got famous people in it too!
As the credits roll we’re given a little sizzle reel of what to expect when the show properly starts in august, Kevin directing The Flash, interviewing J.J. Abram and even the director from Training Day!