As someone who has ragged on AvP:R, this podcast made me want to go watch it again (for reasons other than research). In the vitriol heaped on pieces of art, it's easy to forget that there are real people working extremely hard to make it. And they're not blind to the faults, and we're not aware of the restrictions they have to work under. And of course the Strauses aren't going to blame all the problems of AvP:R on Fox - if they want to continue their careers.
Similar to the interview with Marc Cerasini, this podcast should be called 'Perspective'. I don't think reviewing AvP:R will make me think it's a good flick, but after some of the things he talked about, I want to have another look. I already had another look at the striker scenes to see if there was any trace left of Kendra and Curtis.
I was aware of Crom during his time here, but my dealings with him were limited. He seemed pretty cool which is understatement after listening to this. I really hope Beyond Skyline does well for him.
And on top of that it really helped that Hicks and Ridgetop had done their homework in watching the film again and reviewing the script. Sure beats the days when I used to cut the podcast and I'd be shouting in futility at the computer when someone can't remember some bit of information.