Hello everyone, welcome to our week in Geek!
And what a hell of a week it was. We have a hole mess of news including all of the trailers, announcements and cool tidbits from SDCC, we also do some deep dives into the stories involving the fire at Kyoto Animation, discuss our theatrical review of Lion King, talk about Halloween (2018) and answer last week’s podquestion of “Which brand are you most loyal to.” It’s a whirlwind of an episode, or perhaps a roller coaster is a more appropriate metaphor? Either way, strap in and enjoy the ride.
This week’s streaming review was Halloween (2018). As someone who never watched any of the previous movies this one serves as a decent enough jumping on point. With plenty of characters and moments in the story to bring you up to speed (including some poor podcasters). Bat pointed out that there were also quite a few little easter eggs here and there for long time fans. The movie overall isn’t super original and to Bat’s point it doesn’t really do all too much new. But as my first foray with Michael Myers I have to say it wasn’t too bad. He’s still not in my top tier of horror villains but the creative use of angles and darkness does give him a nice flare. We both came out of this one 50/50 with us only really recommending the movie to fans, otherwise you can skip it and save yourself some time.
HBOgo is at it again, this time on a more somber note with The Hate U Give.
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