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“As long as it’s not Twilight, it’s hard to mess up vampires, right? Well... don’t count on that.”
“The great Wonder Woman, once a trippy, unique pulp sci-fi heroine, has been reduced to the generic Xena clone that Gal Gadot will apparently be playing onscreen. Because one warrior princess is the same as another, right?”
A discussion of how the biggest animated movie of 2013 does in its portrayal of introverts.
“We go from a buildup where the status quo might be changed Forever! to one where ultimately there are no consequences whatsoever. And in the long run, this cripples the franchise.”
“It was a stretch to imagine that Nintendo would make a major change like this, so it’s hard to be too disappointed. But still, it raises a good question: Why not make Link female, or at least gender optional? ”
“To give a small subset of consumers a unique story experience for purely commercial reasons would be yet another element keeping the medium from be taken seriously.”
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
“If the end goal is to introduce true, long-lasting diversity into comic book franchises, and appeal to a more diverse audience, one has to wonder if simply changing the genders and races of established characters is the right way to go about it.”
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
Body Harvest is a game where you travel back in time to stop an alien invasion force that's come to earth to harvest the human population.
Phil Buni is addicted to Blizzard's new digital collectible card game that's free to play, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Did he mention that it's free to play?
“Over the years, animated shows have been able to give us solid proof that cartoons made by women, and cartoons made for women (and girls) can be successful. Here are just some of the extremely positive representations of women in different cartoon shows and franchises.”
“Aren’t there literally hundreds of C-list Marvel heroes who deserve a boost more than Ant-Man? I mean, this is a guy who communicates telepathically with ants.”
The Fear Fan presents the first in a series of short episodes that deal exclusively with his opinions, with only a minimum of comedy.
“Rather than simply tell the story of Jim Gordon fighting the growing criminal influence in Gotham City, it appears they’re going to load the show up with all sorts of winks and nods to the Batman mythos.”
Mendo joins the ranks of fellow reviewers who've reviewed short porno films, but unlike Anal Dwarf or Chirpy, this one is less erotic and more just... silly!
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