Week in Geek, episode 11, recorded 11/1/17. News since last recording, including: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Kingkiller Chronicles prequel show; Veronica Mars miniseries?; DC and their odd anti-franchise-hype leading up to Justice League; Daredevil season 3; and Super Mario Odyssey. Then instead of diving into the 40 minute discussion of Hollywood and sexual abuse, tune back in for that in Episode 66 of the Comparative Opinions podcast!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts Holly and David talk about the memes that have been going around about how Wonder Woman was not the first media with a strong female hero – and our analysis of how accurate that thought is. Spoiler-lite!
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Fresh out of seeing it in theaters, hosts Holly and David talk about Wonder Woman! They spend about the first half of the ‘cast avoiding spoilers (so, trailer-level material), and the second half talking spoilers. If you haven’t seen it yet, hope you get out and see Wonder Woman!
If you’re the DC movie universe, it’s all been building up to this: Justice League, scheduled to come out this November. Their movie universe has had a rocky go of it so far, starting like it did with a contentious movie – Man of Steel – which then had an even further polarizing sequel – Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad basically played out a scene based on the opening credits scroll of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: hastily redone at the last minute and at great expense.
Meanwhile, on the other side, you have this summer’s Spider-Man Homecoming, the third Spider-Man in a decade, and what seems like it should be a really bad spot for Sony – a desperate ploy to make money and keep the rights to this character. However, by teaming up with the MCU and combining universe, this project has gained a lot of confidence. Certainly, the first appearance of this new Spider-Man in Civil War was received well. The first trailer looked cool, plus it has Iron Man!
Anyway, as you may have seen, there was a trailer for both of these films out in the last few days… and then I saw this meme.
I was part of the record-breaking crowd that saw Suicide Squad last weekend, and I walked away from the film mostly pleased. But there was one part that stuck in my brain and that I couldn’t stop thinking about the whole rest of the day after I saw the movie. I was hooked on the Joker and Harley Quinn’s story, and as soon as I realized I was enjoying its romanticism, I felt thoroughly disgusted with myself. After some introspection, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s a chance that was the film’s end goal.
Their perfectly matched crazy, best shown in GIF form