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.
There is a difficult balance sometimes in a story between a happy ending and a sad ending. There is something fulfilling about everything turning out for the best, especially when things in real life are full of chaos. At the same time the happy ending can at times feel cliche or too neat if not done exactly right. It is important that the ending fit the overall mood of the story and not just pander. There are definitely times that it can feel like the ending of a story is designed to please the audience more than fulfill the story itself.
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week hosts Holly and David, and guest host Julia, respond to the conversation sparked by our Superhero Fatigue post. For lack of a better term, we’re calling the phenomenon Hollywood Fatigue. Are there any original stories? Are there always going to be remakes? Is the movie industry doomed? Yeah, we kind of tackle questions like that.
I admit the books for this month got away from me and we actually saw the movie before I had finished the book, so here is the delayed LitFlix. Now the first obvious difference is that they decided to name the movie different than the book, which I actually appreciate because the movie takes the basic premise of the book, but tells a completely different story. Edge of Tomorrow is a decent action movie that does a great job playing with time travel, but it is not the book All You Need is Kill. Both the movie and book were good, but were presenting pretty different stories. (Spoilers for Edge of Tomorrow and All You Need is Kill after the jump) Continue reading →