There Can Be Only One – The Podcast 106: “Tag”

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TCBOO-Podcast-logoTwo movies titled Tag enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch a bunch of grown men chase each other, a bunch of grown men chase Linda Hamilton, and the Japanese get really weird to determine which should be called Tag.

These movies have been on our radar for some time, especially after this video made the rounds on Youtube. It was waiting long enough for Herman to get his AMC A-List past so he can see the latest version in theaters.

The 2018 movie is as advertised, featuring a star-studded cast running around and getting hurt in comical ways. While the movie could have focused more on Jeremy Renner, the movie probably moved its focus after he broke both arms while filming.

The next two movies have less to do with the game and more creative ways to kill time. The 1982 movie starring Robert Carradine and Linda Hamilton involves a bunch of kids playing assassination on college campus, until the kills get real. This version is certainly goofier than the other two, mainly because the third movie is completely bonkers.

Leave it to Japan to ruin this childhood game by cutting schoolkids in half. And that’s just the first five minutes. The 2015 film moves on to other forms of destruction, while throwing in a bunch of downtime because they want this movie to be all shock. The ending really ruins a somewhat interesting movie, not to mention how little this movie includes the actual game.

This one won’t be a toughie, but are any of these movies good enough to call itself Tag? Listen if you dare.

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Show credits:

    • Director/Producer: Robert Rau
    • Executive Producer: Jeremy White

About Robert Rau

Robert Rau
Considered a poor man's Pat Sajak, Robert is a mild mannered state employee by day, entertainer by night.

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