Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! Hosts Holly and David dive into Black Panther, opening with a spoiler-lite discussion, and then heavily into spoilers. If you haven’t seen the film yet, it’s recommended – even if you haven’t been following the Marvel films, or are feeling superhero fatigue!
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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.
Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, on the heels of hearing such positive things about the game Dishonored 2, hosts David and Holly talk a bit about representation in video games, how it’s improving, why it’s important, and why it’s important to celebrate that it’s improving. They are also less than enthusiastic about the upcoming release of Final Fantasy XV.
The other day Holly and I watched Tomorrow Never Dies, and I had not watched this one in a while. I remembered really enjoying it of the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies. Though there’s a soft spot in my heart for GoldenEye – it’s got to be the videogame!
I have to say that this movie has held up pretty well. It certainly shows its historical moment – with the Internet exploding out into the public (1997!) and with the level of technology. Sure, there’s a scene with fancy invented super spy tech sitting next to a floppy disc. It’s fine. It worked. And really? It’s a villain, and a plot, that could really still happen today.
So let me look at a couple of highlights of the film, and then talk about how it stands out among the Brosnan-era Bond films. Some spoilers to come!