Ep 55: Violence

fighting kidsDoes a Superhero movie need a good fight scene? Jacob and Matthew look at the role of physical violence in the stories we love, asking questions of both the characters and the writers. Can you tell a hero story without violence? And why do so many heroes see fighting as flirtation?



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Mortal Kombat- The Reality of Fighting without Killing

(This post contains spoilers about the combat styles and some plot details of Daredevil, Captain America, Oliver Queen/Arrow and the Agents of SHIELD)


Imagine this conversation.  A few friends come by and tell you that they’ve started spending their nights fighting crime. You express some concern, and one of the re-assurances they give you is that they never kill the bad guys, just knock them out. Ok, you ask, well do you do that? So they start telling you about the guaranteed non-lethal forms of combat they employ, like…  (more…)