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Comparative Opinions: Initial Gut Reactions – Episode 16

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, Holly and David get to talking about people’s gut reactions to things, gut reactions that go viral, gut reactions without having given the thing a chance first. It hopefully makes more sense than that sentence! How about you – why do you think that gut reactions explode across the Internet these days?

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Boycotting Exodus?

I had heard about this earlier, but with the release of Exodus: Gods and Kings I think it is coming out in the news a bit more and that is the boycott of the movie over the more egregious whitewashing in the movie. It is also in the news because Ridley Scott apparently has been blasting critics who have been saying that they will boycott the film. He also has been talking about how the casting for the film was motivated by economics. All of these reasons really seem like copouts.Then recently I read an article on The Mary Sue that reviews the movie and apparently the whitewashing is overshadowed by how bad it is. Whitewashing is mentioned in various movies, but I wonder if the reason it is getting so much attention now is because of the current political climate in the United States. At the same time it could be one of many points to judge the movie upon. Continue reading