Ep. 137 of War Machine vs. War Horse: Avengers Age of Ultron (WALL-E vs. Ex Machina)


We are joined by Dave, the host of Pop Culture Case Study, one of our favorite podcasts which pairs psychology with pop culture, be it movies, music, books, tv shows, or comic books. The new movie we will be talking about in this episode is a comic book adaptation, the newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Avengers Age of Ultron.

This inspires a theme of Responsibility With Robots, where we look back at the Pixar classic WALL-E, which predicts a future where robots care for and ultimately control the survival of humanity, going up against the second older film which is only a few weeks old in EX MACHINA. This movie has the responsibility for one being of artificial intelligence being shared between a mad scientist and the young man brought in to test her humanity.


Along the way we come up with the appropriate defensive porn watching tactics to use against A.I. and wonder if lovable WALL-E was involved in an abusive relationship.