Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Catching up on movies seen, Holly and David decide that there’s only one way to talk about Passengers: with lots of spoilers. Join them for a discussion of what this movie did well, what it did poorly, and what changes might have made sense! Also, David was a little under the weather, sorry if his sound levels fluctuate a lot.
When we were talking about things we were excited for this year, we were reminded of Jurassic World, coming out today in the US. The original Jurassic Park is one of the first movies I remember being genuinely excited about seeing in theaters, so I am sad I will not be getting to do so this time!
We have not watched Parks and Rec, so last year was our introduction to Chris Pratt, but The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy were both utterly amazing. We are excited to see what he can do as the lead in this movie. Plus, training Raptors.
There’s a Lego Jurassic World, as well, including all four movies! Going to have to play that.
If you see the movie, try not to make us feel too sad in the comments that we’re not seeing it in theaters… but tell us what you think!
If you were like basically everyone at the announcement that Marvel was releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, and asked yourself who they were – then this post may be for you. I do not profess to be an expert on this comic or these characters; indeed, I was just as confused at the announcement as the next geek and comic reader.
Marvel has recognized this and is doing what they can to introduce the characters to people who are interested. And even for those only mildly interested, they’re structuring their trailers to show the characters as well. So I thought that they were ripe for introduction. The basics are here in the trailer, but below, I’ll give a bit more on each character!
Marvel has been sharing information about these characters in two main ways – one in the movie trailers, and there’s one for each character. The other way is through the comics. This is a pretty young group – the current configuration only started in 2008. So they recently did a bit of an origin or character point story for each, leading up to the start of the new run of the Guardians of the Galaxy. So I will consider both of these, and recommend both to you if you want to know a bit more about the characters!