There was a time when the thought of a video game-inspired film or television adaptation was met with much skepticism. After years of failing to properly capture the heart of a franchise, we finally saw a major breakthrough with 2019’s Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. No longer do the vast, open worlds of electronic RPG’s need to fit into a succinct 120 minutes, nor do they require a studio commitment of upwards of 22 network television episodes (chunked up into 20 or 40 minutes of content to allow for mid-episode advertisements). The freedom of streaming has finally allowed for a somewhat faithful and largely entertaining video game adaptation.
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I remember seeing movie trailers for Red Tails when it was released in 2012. It looked like a somewhat interesting film, but I never got around to seeing it either in the theater or afterward on home video. When I saw it on one of the several streaming services we now subscribe to (Disney plus, I think?), I decided to see what it was I’d missed out on. Turns out, it wasn’t a whole lot.
DJ and I talk about such far-ranging topics as the current Covid-19 global pandemic and the Netflix series Tiger King with Joe Exotic