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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!
So I have only gotten through the first two planets on Mass Effect Andromeda so don’t know that I can talk too much about the game overall quite yet. The one thing that I have definitely noticed is that there are some amazing female characters so far. There were definitely some strong female characters in the past games as well, but I don’t know why in this new game I am definitely loving so many of the female characters. Most of them are coming along the adventure with you, but there are others that you just interact with along the way. It has just felt kind of refreshing to see a lot of females getting stuff done and taking care of business.
I think we’re all a bit in need of a Friday distraction, so let’s watch some awesome looking trailers for Rogue One, which is coming out in December! I know personally I really need a break from crazy news, politics, and Twitter hashtags that make me want to pull my hair out at the idiocy of people (did anyone see Repeal the 19th trending?) Yeah, it’s been that kind of week. So instead, here’s the first trailer for Rogue One in case you missed it a while back when it premiered:
Ooo, did you catch that glimpse of Darth Vader at the end? So exciting.
And now, here’s the second trailer, released yesterday:
My first thought was that Mads Mikkelsen is about to have a busy couple of months since he is also appearing as the bad guy in Doctor Strange, it seems. But my other takeaways are that this looks absolutely amazing and like it will give the Star Wars fandom what they’re looking for. I know I’m incredibly happy with their continued but more pronounced portrayal of Badass Chicks in the Lead. First Rey and now Jyn? Okay, technically first Leia, and then Rey, and then Jyn, but that’s my point. And Felicity Jones is a superb actress. I think we’re all in for a treat come December.
Also…they said the name of the movie! Roll credits!
What are your thoughts? Are you excited to see Rogue One in December?
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