S4E16: Marvel Studios ECHO Review

ECHO Review

ECHO REVIEW! Today we are reviewing Marvel Studios’ latest show and the first under the Spotlight banner– ECHO. All episodes of Echo are now streaming on Disney+ and Hulu. Note: to access the show on Disney+ you need to enable mature content.

NOTE: ECHO is NOT for children. This episode may contain things not suitable for little ears.

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ECHO Review

Marvel Studios ECHO Review

Echo packed a lot into 5 episodes (our only complaint really– we wanted more!) from Maya’a backstory to cultural significance and of course some bad*ss fighting. We breakdown what we loved about this series…which may have included some fangirling over Cody Lightning’s Biscuits. But it also meant discussing creative sound usage, hand-to-hand combat, and the acting prowess of both Alaqua and Vincent.

Related: MARVEL STUDIOS’ ECHO REVIEW- A GRITTY, RUTHLESS, AND RAW MARVEL OFFERING

About Echo

After the events of Hawkeye, Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) is being pursued by Kingpin’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) criminal empire. On the run and injured, Maya makes her way home where she must confront the family she and her father left behind. While there she also begins to feel a draw to the past and the legacy of her Choctaw heritage. However, it isn’t long before Fisk’s men catch up to her, pulling her family and the town into the war she started.

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S4E9: Across The Spider-Verse Interview With The Stars

Ashley recently had the chance to talk all things Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse with the stars and filmmakers. You read that right. She was joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, Lord & Miller, Issa Rae, and Daniel Kaluuya for one epic Spider-Verse interview.

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Across The Spider-Verse Interview

Across The Spider-Verse Interview With The Stars

Just when he reunited with his friend, Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse. There he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most. Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is in for another mind-blowing experience.

Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse is EVERYTHING. We weren’t sure how they could touch let alone top the original but they did it. This very talented group have come together to make one of the best CBM ever.

Daniel and Issa are new to this world and shared a little bit about their characters. Hailee and Shameik are as thrilled as we are to be back in this world. The icons Lord & Miller shared some non spoilery fun facts to keep in mind when watching the film.

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Who is your favorite Spider-Person in Spider-Verse?

S4E8: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Breakdown With FanDads!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Breakdown Podcast

Ashley was joined by Victor, one-half of the dynamic duo that runs Fandads.com to talk all things Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. From our reviews to easter eggs, and our thoughts on the future Guardians team, this is our Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Breakdown. Spoiler warning for those who haven’t seen it yet.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Breakdown Podcast

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3

The Guardians are existing peacefully on Knowhere, rebuilding this corner of the galaxy and dealing with the aftermath of Thanos. Everything is going mostly okay until a random attack leaves Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper) severely injured. In order to save his best friend, Peter (Chris Pratt) along with Nebula (Karen Gillan), Drax (Dave Bautista), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Groot (Vin Diesel) will have to confront the mysterious High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji) the man behind the brutal experimentation that made Rocket who he is now. They aren’t the only ones out for vengeance and this new foe, Adam Warlock (Will Poulter), could prove too much for even the Guardians to handle.

RELATED: All The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Easter Eggs, Cameos, & Callbacks You May Have Missed

Jana and Ashley have similar thoughts on the film. Although one of them is more annoyed by the ending than the other. Jana may not have been able to make this podcast but Ashley made sure to share her thoughts.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Breakdown With FanDads

Gil and Victor are The Fandads. The Fandads post about sharing their love of all things geeky with their children. We write about toys, movies, video games, comic books, and being dads. 

S4E2: Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Reaction & Breakdown

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Reaction podcast

Marvel Phase 5 has officially begun and we are back with our Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Reaction! We were joined by our friend Ron from pocculture.com to talk easter eggs, theories, and more.

This is your spoiler warning friends.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Reaction podcast

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Reaction & Breakdown

After the events of Avengers Endgame, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is spending his free time writing a memoir “Look Out For The Little Guy.” With life going back to somewhat normal, Scott longs to make up for lost time with his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton). Cassie meanwhile has been busy with Hope and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) seeking a way to map the Quantum Realm. When Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) learns what they are up to she becomes fearful and urges them to stop. Unfortunately, the warning comes too late, and the machine Cassie has built sucks them all into Quantum Realm where the time-traveling, multiversal, and powerful Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) rules. Dark secrets come to light putting everyone in greater peril. The clock is ticking as they race to stop Kang and his army before time runs out. 

Related: Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Easter Eggs

From the Quantum Realm to Jimmy Woo and those post-credit scenes, we talk our favorites, theories, hits, and misses. We may not agree on the misses but we do agree that Jonathan Majors is a force and that the Kang Dynasty is here!

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We appreciate Ron joining us and hope to have him back on as a guest in the future! You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, and on his website POCCulture.com.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is now playing in theaters!

S3E21: Moon Knight Episode 4 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Welcome back Marvel fans! Today we are talking about episode 4 of Moon Knight. The race to Ammit’s statue comes to an end in more ways than one. There are a lot of familiar faces here, but what is actually happening? What is real and what is fake? We have some thoughts.

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This is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episode 4 of Moon Knight.

Moon Knight Episode 4 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

Moon Knight Episode 4 Breakdown podcast

Khonshu’s ushabti is placed on the wall alongside NINE other Egyptian gods. The most recognizable is Anubis. In the comics, Anubis helped Marc when he was trying to escape from Ammit’s illusions. More on that at the end of the episode. If the current Ennead, who is definitely missing members, trapped Anubis, who else have they imprisoned?

Related: Moon Knight Episode 4 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Steven and Layla make it inside the tomb of Ammit’s avatar, clearly a wealthy Pharaoh. Bloody mummification tools are at the campsite they raid, however they do not see them. As a result, Layla and Steven wind up in some serious bloody trouble. Inside the tomb, they encounter undead Heka priests and Arthur’s henchman.

Arthur SHOOTS Marc and “kills” him. Or does he? Marc awakens in a mental hospital. Poor Dr. Harrow is only trying to help. There are a lot of familiar faces inside the hospital, even Gus the Goldfish. Marc isn’t sure what to make of all this. If you haven’t read the comics you might equally be confused. Don’t worry that is what we are here for.

More Jake Lockley proof and there is a Hippo goddess.

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Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.

S3E20: Moon Knight Episode 3 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Welcome back Marvel fans! Today we are talking about episode 3 of Moon Knight. Arthur Harrow has the scarab so Marc needs to find another way to stop him. In Egypt, he teams up with Layla and faces an old comic book foe. Plus did Marvel just reveal there is another identity inside Marc’s body?

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So this is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episode 3 of Moon Knight.

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Moon Knight Episode 3 Breakdown and Easter Eggs

Layla picks up a fake passport in order to follow Marc to Egypt. Good thing she does that considering he definitely needs her help finding a certain clue to Ammit’s tomb. But before that, Marc and Steven try to get information about Arthur in order to stop him. It doesn’t go as planned and neither of the guys owns up to killing the Ammit followers. Does that mean there is a third identity lurking in the mind? We think so.

Related: Moon Knight Episode 3 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

This episode introduces MCU fans to Anton Mogart, aka Midnight Man, a comic book foe of Moon Knight. Like in the comics, Anton steals things not because he wants the money but because he likes to collect things. And just like the comics, his encounter with Marc Spector leaves him left for dead… maybe.

After some fancy sky work, Khonshu is imprisoned in a shabti which means Marc/Steven and whoever else is using the body won’t have access to Khonshu’s powers. That could prove to be a big problem next week as the race to get to Ammit’s tomb continues.

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Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.

S3E18: Moon Knight Episode 2 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

Moon Knight Episode 2 Breakdown

Welcome back Marvel fans! Today we are talking about episode 2 of Moon Knight. Steven must face the consequences of Marc’s actions not only at work but also with Layla. And who is Marc Spector? This week, we all find out.

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So this is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episode 2 of Moon Knight.

Moon Knight Episode 2 Breakdown

Moon Knight Episode 2 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

This week’s episode begins with Steven fired from his job thanks to Marc’s actions the night before–namely destroying a bathroom to kill the attacking jackal. However, the museum only sees Steven lurking around the floor and running from nothing.

In an effort to prove himself NOT crazy, Steven decides he is going to track down the storage locker that goes with the key he found in his apartment. There he discovers not only is Marc real, but he has led a very different life from Steven. Marc wants to take control in order to finish the mission and get away from Khonshu but Steven refuses to give up the body. Khonshu chases Steven outside where he runs into Layla. Layla, who happens to be Marc’s wife.

Related: Moon Knight Episode 2 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Arthur Harrow has his cop friends arrest Steven and bring him to his part of London where he attempts to recruit Steven to his side. It doesn’t work and Layla shows up to save him. On the run from the evil magician, Layla tells him to, “Summon the suit.” He does, but it’s not the Moon Knight suit but the Mr. Knight suit. Steven is proud of himself until once again is out of his depth. Then it’s up to Marc to take over and save the night.

But Khonshu has plans–and so does Harrow. Marc needs to get to Egypt before worse things happen.

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Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.

S3E17: Moon Knight Episode 1 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Welcome back Marvel fans! Today we are talking about the first MCU show of 2022: Moon Knight. It’s time for the world to meet Marc, um Steven Grant, a gift shopist who has issues sleeping. His dreams seem very realistic, but luckily they are only dreams. Or are they? Soon enough the lines between real and fake are blurred, add in a moon deity and poor Steven’s world is turned completely upside down. 

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So this is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episode 1 of Moon Knight.

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Moon Knight Episode 1 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

The episode starts with a look at cult leader Arthur Harrow. In the show, he is the leader of the followers of Ammit. In the comics, he is a Nobel Prize candidate for his work in pain theory. The glass thing might be a nod to the former unless they explain it more in future episodes.

Steven Grant wakes up chained to his bed. He does this and many other things around his apartment to reassure himself that he did not get up and wander around in the night. After another day at the museum, Steven attempts to stay away. However, he falls asleep at some point and awakens in a field in Germany. If that castle looks familiar then you too watched Marvel’s What If?

Related: Moon Knight Episode 1 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

The voice of Khonshu is heard, clearly annoyed that Steven once again is in control of the body. After a run-in with Harrow and his goons who are after the golden scarab Steven somehow has in his pocket, he flees. But not before he blacks out again and comes to with bloody fists and a pile of beaten-up bad guys around him.

Some more blacking out, more yelling by Khonshu, and poof Steven wakes up back at home. It was all a dream. Or was it? Harrow has followed him to the museum and sends jackals after him at night. Good thing Marc is around-ish to help.

Related: Learn More About Moon Knight

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Moon Knight is now streaming on Disney+.

S3E16: Moon Knight Trailer Breakdown

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The highly anticipated Marvel Studios trailer for Moon Knight finally dropped and fans had a lot to say about it. We say everything from Moon Knight die hards celebrating to other MCU people liking it but having no idea what they watched. Don’t worry, the Geek Girls have your back.

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Moon Knight Trailer Breakdown

It’s time to embrace the chaos. If you missed the Moon Knight trailer, watch this first and then let’s talk about it.

Kid Cudi’s Day ‘n’ Night sets the tone for the trailer as we meet Steven Grant who has quite a few issues. Steven? Isn’t this show about Marc? Yes and yes. See one of the things you need to know about Moon Knight is that he has more than one personality. He suffers from dissociative personality disorder and in the comics he has five alters or personalities.

Due to the clever use of mirrors and a Dick Van Dyke cockney accent, the show will attempt to help viewers follow who is in control of Marc at any given time. Cockney accent: Steven, Gruff American who is also kicking butt: Marc Spector/Moon Knight, White Suit: Mr. Knight, and it’s unclear how Jake Lockley will be distinguished from the rest.

Related: Moon Knight Trailer Breakdown and Easter Eggs

Ethan Hawke is playing the villainous Arthur Harrow, a cult leader and the obvious villain of the show. We say obvious because after all there could be another bigger bad lurking in the shadows. No we don’t think it is Mephisto but it could be the Sun King or someone else.

Eternals tie in? Yes there is definitely a tie in here. So if you haven’t watched Eternals, you might want to before the show. It’s on Disney+ now so you can skip undesirable parts aka that unnecessary beach scene. How does it relate to Moon Knight? Well you will have to listen to find out.

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S3E9: What If Episodes 6 and 7 Breakdown & Easter Eggs

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Welcome back Marvel fans! Life got in the way but we are back and breaking down Episodes 6 and 7 of Marvel’s What If…? Episode 6 we discover “What If… Killmonger rescued Tony Stark?” Short answer: bad things. Then in Episode 7 “What If…Thor were an only child?” apparently he turns into a MAJOR frat boy. Who knew Loki kept him that much in check?

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So this is your spoiler warning if you haven’t seen episodes 6 & 7 of What If…?

What If Episodes 6 & 7 Breakdown

what if episodes 6 and 7 breakdown

What If Episode 6

Our least favorite Avenger Tony Stark is almost taken out by a missile of his own making. However before he can be stranded in the desert, Killmonger appears out of nowhere and saves him. In this universe, Killmonger is still out for revenge on those that have crossed him. And he just found a way to make his evil dreams come true.

Quickly, much to the chagrin of Happy and Pepper, Tony promotes Killmonger and begins work on project Liberator. Thing Iron Legion but more hardcore. They needed vibranium though so sneaky, slimy Klaue comes to play. Killmonger set everyone up though and the results are catastrophic. Well, except for him.

Related: What If Episode 6 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

After delivering Klaue’s body, he was welcomed back to Wakanda. With T’Challa dead, King T’Chaka is happy to have his nephew back. But make no mistake Killmonger has plans and that includes becoming Black Panther. Which he does. “Wakanda Forever” is cringe worthy coming out of his mouth. Anyways, only two people have suspicions about him and that would be Shuri and Pepper who are teaming up to stop him, maybe in Season 2.

Related: Best Quotes from Marvel’s What If

What If Episode 7

Episode 7 featured the biggest party in the realms and everyone who is anyone showed up to hang out with Thor god of parties. So many amazing cameos in this one from Surtur to Howard the Duck. The Grandmaster was DJing the whole thing and Thor kept the magical brew going.

Related: What If Episode 7 Easter Eggs & Breakdown

Even the Frost Bros with Prince Loki of Jotunheim showed up to hang out. But you can’t trash earth like a frat house and not expect consequences. Captain Marvel came to shut it down and we got some epic fight sequences.

But, it was THE ENDING that had our jaws dropped. We want the upcoming battle with Ultron Vision (Vision Ultron) to be the final episode of the season. What about you?

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Marvel’s What If is now streaming on Disney+.