No ShowmeCAST 124 From this week, Daniel e Dacius talk about what they've been watching over the last few weeks. We discuss the contemplation of computer graphics by Avatar: The Way of Water, the discussions behind the most human alien of all in Great Stars: Superman, the critique of capitalism and labor conditions in a world filled with demons in Chainsaw man and we took a trip back to the past to remember the revolution in video games 16 bits caused by Super Mario World.
Check out the summary of this week's episode below:
Avatar: The Way of Water
At ShowmeCAST 124 we talked about the new film in the franchise Avatar: The Way of Water. After many years of waiting, the sequel to the highest-grossing film in history is here with a story about family and finding your own place in the world. Jake Sully and Ney'tiri form a family consisting of three sons and an adopted daughter with a mysterious origin, however, humans are back on Pandora and, this time, even more destructive; they don't just want the riches of the planet, but the entire planet.
When a known enemy sets out to go after the family, Jake and Ney'tiri make the decision to flee and seek a new home amid a new tribe. In this way, the film flirts with themes about racism and the individuality of one of the characters, but without getting so much into questions involving colonialism, which is left aside for the next films in the Avatar franchise. Despite that, with amazing visuals and a more personal story, Avatar: The Way of Water delivers a great experience, especially in IMAX theaters.
Super Mario World
Super Mario World defined the foundations of what would be platform games for decades. With a simple and efficient structure of phases that involve progression of level design where the game introduces mechanics, plays with them, and then tests the player, the game of Nintendo It's fun and competent.
We talked on this week's podcast about what it was like to replay the 1990 classic after so many years and how its pixelated look and gameplay structure have remained intact in a game that is unlikely to become dated or uninteresting for new generations. Super Mario World is, for some people, synonymous with video games.
On ShowmeCAST 124 we talked about Tatsuki Fujimoto's stone throws in Chainsaw man. The manga, which recently received an anime adaptation, is recurrently involved in controversies about its message, so that part of its audience rejects the idea that the work speaks directly about politics. However, it is not a matter of opinion or subtext, in this week's podcast we talk about how the work is about it from its first page to the last without margins for interpretation in some cases.
Chainsaw man It is an important work because it makes us think about current working conditions and the dehumanization of workers by the market. Tatsuki Fujimoto puts us in the perspective of a character who has nothing and little is luxury in a world where everyone should have the basic conditions to achieve their own happiness.
Great Stars: Superman
Finally, we exchanged an idea about Great Stars: Superman and we discussed a being that came from another planet having a lot to teach us about humanity. In a comic that doesn't try to take the easy route of posing Superman's strength as a threat, Big Stars is more about proving that it's possible for a being like him to get close to ordinary people.
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