You might remember an op-ed I published a few days ago in defense of Edge of Tomorrow‘s title. As I expected, not everyone agreed with me. In fact, my friend and podcasting veteran Teague Chrystie from Friends in your Head was so emphatic about his disagreement that he suggested we record a short podcast about the issue. You can listen to the result below.
Our conversation starts with a breakdown of Edge of Tomorrow as a title. Teague’s offer his theory on why it doesn’t work and I defend its merits. The discussion then branches into a larger back and forth about Edge of Tomorrow‘s marketing woes, Tom Cruise’s bankability as a star and the effect that titles have on box office performance. We also delve into science fiction movies and how they’ve been named over the past few decades.
Note that this podcast contains spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow. As always, you can subscribe to Movie Fail’s podcast using iTunes. Alternatively, you can download the .mp3 here. Please be warned that this podcast does contain some explicit language. Happy listening!
What do you think? Did you agree with me, or did Teague persuade you? Leave a comment with your opinion!
This podcast uses intro/outro music composed by Teague Chrystie.