Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek! It seems that the winter storm that hit most of the United States caused a massive news slowdown because we’re back to having just a few news stories. But don’t fret, we are hitting 2-2 as we hit the theaters again this week to watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. We will be bringing you our spoiler free and spoiler filled impressions. Among the few nerd news topics of Reggie retiring from Nintendo and more Xbox/Nintendo Speculation we also review this week’s streaming review, Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Lastly we wrap up this week’s episode by answering last week’s Podquestion of what song would you choose to replace for FF8’s Eyes on Me.
This week we watched the Heterolifemate’s suggestion of Won’t You Be My Neighbor on HBOgo. While both of us were expecting to cry in this one we were surprised by our dry eyes throughout the movie… well up until the ending. This documentary shed more light on a person that many of us watched and even showed how the world reacted to him during his tenure on television. Seeing Fred Rogers as a real person with flaws and humor just made his dedication to enriching childhood development all the more impressive. It’s extremely surprising to see the push back from society when a person tells children and people that they are special. The two moments that left both of us tearing up were from his commencement speech for Dartmouth in 2002. One was how he talks about taking a minute to recognize those who have impacted your life and the other was when he talks about the power of Love (see below). Here’s a link to the speech if you want to listen.
“And what that ultimately means, of course, is that you don’t ever have to do anything sensational for people to love you. When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see, or hear, or touch. That deep part of you, that allows you to stand for those things, without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate. Peace that rises triumphant over war. And justice that proves more powerful than greed.”
-Fred Rogers, 2002
Needless to say, we both recommend this movie. It’s a short watch at an hour and a half and you will learn more about this man who would be your neighbor.
This documentary about one of our childhood heroes, Mr. Rogers, is sure to make us cry. So won’t you watch this one with us?
Next week we’re going to watch another one of those movies we missed in the theaters, Sorry to Bother You on Hulu. Both Bat and I were instantly intrigued when we saw this trailer and are looking forward to reviewing it.
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