Episode 804: The Trivialization of Movies
Tyler and David discuss the trivialization of movies as well as the fate of HBO Max.
Tyler and David cast aside their worries about sounding like a couple of old cranks and decry the ways that meme culture and nerd culture have reduced impactful movie moments into contextless trading cards and references wielded for Internet points. In other words, they cast aspersion on the trivialization of movies. Yes, Tyler and David are becoming old men. But that doesn’t mean they’re wrong, at least not in this case.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.