DoesIs Magneto a villain, or a hero? Can we agree with his goals, even if not his methods? How does the fight for mutant justice echo similar discussions in our own world? Paul and Matthew talk about Magento and the X-men movies, up to and including the recent, Logan.
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In this episode, Paul and Matthew go deep on Netflix’s Luke Cage, talking about Cottonmouth vs. Diamondback, Misty Knight and Claire Temple, the comic books can comment on situations in our own world, and the portrayal of the police in the MCU.
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*This episode was originally recorded a few weeks ago, so don’t be confused when we refer to everything we said about Luke Cage “on last week’s episode.”
(This post contains spoilers about Suicide Squad, and the Star Wars movies.)
Recently, I was talking to a friend about the moment when the Star Wars prequels truly lost me. We had already laughed about all of the bad dialogue and wooden acting, and agreed that no words were needed about the Binxian heresy. But as I explained to him, I wasn’t talking about the worst or the most laughable or groan worthy moment from those movies- instead I was bringing up the moment where I realized these movies had truly abandoned any of the complexity and nuance that had been such a bulwark of the original story. I was talking about the moment in Attack of the Clones when Count Dooku, leader of the separatist movement, reveals that he has been working all along for Darth Sidious, the man who will come to be known as the Emperor.