‘Transcendence’ – SR Underground Ep. 140

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred forty of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, discuss the possibility of an X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man movie crossover, and offer ideas for Mrs. Doubtfire 2.

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Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.


Screen Rant Underground: Episode 140 - Transcendence

We review Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, discuss the possibility of an X-Men/Amazing Spider-Man movie crossover, and offer ideas for Mrs. Doubtfire 2.

[0:00] News: Final ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer: Wolverine’s Team vs. The Sentinels‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Features Post-Credits ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Scene, and Fox Developing ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel with Robin Williams.

[52:50] Rants and Raves: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Titanfall, Under the Skin, and Dom Hemingway.

[1:29:34] Review: Transcendence (read our full written Transcendence review).

[1:49:44]  SPOILERS: Transcendence.

[2:16:43] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:18:40] Game Rant News Brief.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: Mail Bag

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Rio 2 opening): Sal reports that Gracey and Insufferable Deadpool both tied with a perfect 15 each. However, Insufferable Deadpool is the official winner by virtue of the tiebreaker.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Brick Mansions – 2,400
  • The Other Woman (2014) – 3,000
  • The Quiet Ones – 2,000

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. Amazing as always. I’ve been going back and listening to older podcast. In the summer left overs 2011 you mention that you recorded a test podcast featuring a review of green lantern. You guys say it’s a good one and you’ll release it in the site. Whatever happend to it? I’m dying to listen to it, you guys think you’ll ever release the podcasts in the vault for all your fans??

      • Is there a chance any of the other “test” podcasts are going to be released? It would be fun to hear the Transformers Dark of the Moon one around the time Age of Extinction comes out!

  2. I kind of was interested in Transcendence but its seeming more like maybe ita bot a must see. I’ll wait till I hear that part of the podcast before I decide.

    And mailbag next week? Time to start submitting questions like throwing messages in a bottle to sea!

    • I’ll be the guy sitting in the boat offshore collecting all of them!

  3. Meant it’s not NOT ita bot. Damn typos…

    • not sure what you mean by ita bot.

  4. When is Anthony gonna get his own spin off podcast about him ranting on random sh*t? Lmao.

    • I would totally listen to that podcast.

  5. Thanks for podcast. It’s the time I like to gather up the family, start a nice fire, and listen

  6. Kind of wish you guys reviewed Under the Skin instead. I’m much more interested in hearing your thoughts on that than Transcendence.

    • Ya, in hindsight, we could have probably done a lot of different things with that time – but we simply thought there was going to be more interest in Transcendence. Didn’t anticipate it falling that short at the box office.

  7. I think Professor X ability to walk is because of Trask. On all the viral marketing it talks about how Trask Industries invented bionic limbs. It is just a thought.

  8. You guy’s are funny as f*ck. But with every day, I am getting more and more excited for DoFP.

    • I guess I’m not sure what the problem is here. Didn’t Rob say that idea fell through? Are we just debating the timeline or the how long very, very shortly actually is in the mind of Kevin Feige? I don’t really see how what Rob was saying is a departure from Feige’s statement.

      They could have talked about it but Marvel didn’t want to bother with it because they were already locking down Avengers digital effects, right?

      I’m pretty sure the main point Rob was making is that they did talk about it – which they did – which means that they could be willing to entertain similar things in the future.

    • We said it didn’t happen and that a crossover isn’t happening now or anytime soon. I even wrote an article a long time ago on SR about how a crossover won’t happen anytime soon. So, who’s clinging onto a crossover happening soon? No one on SR I can tell you.

      But in what we said and what you said again just now – they did discuss it once? That’s all we said they did.

  9. #1 The Other Woman
    #2 Rio 2
    #3 The Quiet Ones
    #4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    #5 Heaven Is For Real
    #10 Divergent

  10. Ya gotta calm down Rob, and I cant believe Im about to defend my least favorite heroes(besides fantstic four) Xmen, but youre are getting excited and setting your self expectations up for disappointment.
    I imagine this film is going to be like first class but more so.
    Also I heard beast makes a device not a serum for xavier to walk but at a cost of his health

    Also you only just saw sunny?

    • Only got into Sunny a few weeks ago, yeah. Too many TV shows these days so I find myself marathoning one after the other (It was Parks & Rec before this).

      My expectations for DOFP are not that high at the moment so if I’m disappointed… then we’re in trouble ;)

      Latest trailer does look good though!

      • We need you to hope again.

  11. I got it, Mrs. Doubtfire 2 story. Robin Wlliams characer and the studio is brought with a lawsuit because Mrs. Doubtfire is a real person and looks just like how the Mrs. Doubtfire character does. Then it just goes through the whole movie having Robin Williams do all of his whole schtick, creating a new character to get in good with the real mrs. doubtfire to get his show back on the air.


    You guys talked about FX shows and didn’t even mention Wilfred!!!!! Thats my favorite and im mad its getting canceled!!!!!


    The thing that is funy about the AoS with Paxton saying people sound stupid saying Hail Hydra is that its like the studio knew that that was gonna take off.


  12. Back in the 80′s people dreamed of an Schwartzenegger / Stallone ‘crossover’ film but it would never happen until many years later ‘when they were out of ideas’. It flopped, but could have made a fortune back in the day.

  13. Kofi’s constant reference to women as ‘b!%#*s’ is obnoxious and disgusting…yeah you can make excuses that he doesnt mean it…but really? Is this considered professionalism around here? I like the podcast, but I cant help point out idiotic things that the others just uncomfortably laugh at.

    Very disappointed.

    • @adnan
      Woah woah woah…

      I’m sorry, I’m going to need some context here. Not fair to just toss that grenade into the room as if this is an actual fact.

      • @adnan

        After going back over some audio, I can say that when I use that word it’s pretty much in jest – either ironically or satirically mocking some event or some character’s attitude in a movie – usually in mockery of male attitudes.

        That said: If my humor misses the mark or upsets even one listener THIS MUCH, then that’s an issue. So consider your criticism heard, and I will stop using that word altogether.

        I hope you aren’t too disappointed to continue listening.

        • Kofi,

          I honestly apprciate your response as well as its content. I just want the best for this podcast man…I admire that you took my criticism professionally and look forward to continue listening to the podcast and promoting you guys.

          Take care.

        • Kofi, I’m offended by the words “the”, “but” and “or”. I’m very disappointed in you. :-P

          • @Kahless – So you’re not going to be a fan of the script I’m working on “The Butt Ore.” It’s about a plumber who becomes a miner and learns to pull up his pants while learning a little bit about himself.

  14. BoB
    1. The Other Woman
    2. Captain America
    3. Heaven is for Real
    4. Rio 2
    5. Transcendence
    10. Occulus

  15. okay so I’ve tried skipping ahead to the review about transcendence at the time listed above and it still keeps playing you guys talking about X-men. Did you guys talk about xmen for the whole podcast??

    • Okay I think I got it fixed now nvm.

  16. Good review! Your analysis of the problems with Transcedence was spot on. Worth looking at is the article on the Scriptshadow site on the problems with the film based on the original spec script. Apparently, as you pointed out, there was a love triangle between Max, Evelyn and Will in the first script. There were also a number of big set pieces involving the nano-enhanced humans in which they did cool things like overturning tanks.

  17. Anthony’s rant made a lot of sense to my stomach. Anybody else want a sandwich after listening to it?

    • Make sure it’s not too delicious!

  18. 1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2. The Other Woman
    3. Transcendence
    4. The Quiet Ones
    5. Rio 2
    10. Divergent