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Geek Culture Appreciation Team
72 minutes | Jul 27, 2018
#070: Solo - An Incredible Star Wars Failure (Jul 22, 2018)
Show notes: https://bit.ly/2uUhvIv Six Week Catch-Up: Jermaine buys a brand-new Jeep Compass! "All you've gotta do is touch the door-handles and they magically unlock! I love it!" Robert visits Montana, watches the World Cup with friends, and attends his Rabbi's retirement dinner. Nerdy News: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Bombs With $150M Global Debut Jermaine: "Totally suffered from franchise fatigue. Rian Johnson also needs to be fired and wiped from this earth! Why'd he kill Luke Skywalker?! Since I've been an adult and had my own money, I've never not wanted to see a new Star Wars. But I did not want to see this movie." Robert: "I second that! For you, dear listener, Jermaine & I sacrificed our bodies upon the heap of bad movie-going. Aside from itself being mediocre, Solo also suffered from the SJW hangover that's plagued the new trilogy (VII & VIII)." Jenny: "This trailer looked like hot garbage. But I don't listen to the reviews. I liked this movie. This was meant to be a fan fiction type thing." Reviews: Solo: A Star Wars Story Jermaine: "Bad pacing and no reason for the action. Very boring movie, from beginning to end. I walked in with the lowest of expectations and this movie didn't even clear those. If you are a fan of Star Wars, check it out. Donald Glover as Lando was great. If you're not a fan, don't talk about how great this movie is-- you might get beat up in public!" Robert: "Not to mention, there are no stakes because you know nothing can happen to Han or Chewy. The only scene people cared about was watching Han & Chewy make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. I didn't care about Woody Harrelson, Mother of Dragons, Vision, or any of the other people in this movie. Hell no, I don't recommend this movie." Jenny: "Hearing you guys talk about it is making me change my opinion of the movie! I had zero expectations walking in and walked out thinking, 'Meh-- not the worst movie I've ever seen.' I recommend if it's on Netflix." Incredibles 2 Robert: "I'm so tired of this 'War on Men' that's currently being waged in the current culture. I'm tired of men being the butt of everyone's jokes-- men can't cook, clean, or raise children at home? How is this funny? Also, I think there's a false equivalency here: Parenting, as important as it is, is nowhere near as difficult or as danger as crime-fighting. Saving billions of innocent lives from Screen-Slaver who wants to enslave mankind and achieve world domination is more important than raising a single family, isn't it? I'm not going to recommend this movie but I think people will enjoy it." Jermaine: "As a new father, a person who doesn't get sleep, that is very real though. Parenting is a 24-hour job. I had problems the stereotype of Frozone's wife as the angry black woman. I also didn't care for the new superhero characters. I also loved Jack-Jack's relationship with Edna. Also, wouldn't a panic room have a phone in it? I recommend this movie! Dash is my favorite character." Jenny: "I really liked this movie! I loved Samuel L. Jackson and the baby. But this storyline doesn't make sense to me following the old one. Why didn't they just close their eyes? Also, the new superheroes reminded me of X-Force in Deadpool 2. I recommend this movie-- it's stood up to being what it needed be. I think everyone will enjoy it, especially if you enjoyed the originals." Recommendations: Robert recommends Forrest Gump-- "This is a great movie. Forrest has an IQ of 65 but still manages to somehow be at the most important moments in human history. All the people who have dreams and are planners all fail miserably. But Forrest who has no plans at all ends up being the most successful. Great commentary on how life actually works." Jenny loves playing Overcooked-- "You gotta get an order and cook all the stuff. I love it to bits! It's multiplayer and you can play it co-op." Jermaine: "All gamers are not created equally!"
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