Summer continues and the biggest summer movie of the year is the feature on the latest episode of The Geek Embassy Watches!*
<do doo dut do> Wonder Woman! <do doo dut do>
But seriously folks, this summer’s Wonder Woman movie has been the topic of much debate and discussion all over the internets. As a long time fan with a very serious personal connection to Wonder Woman, I’ll be the first to admit that I was worried how well my favorite Amazon princess might be treated on the big screen. I’m thankful for the outcome.
As usual, we discuss the movie in great detail. It’s three weeks today since it opened so I am not too concerned about that. But consider yourself warned anyway!
Ryan takes a measured response and is not too terribly celebratory of the movie. Mark lands much in the same space as Ryan. They both had far more negatives about the movie than I had which is great because they balance out my OMG THIS IS THE BEST EVER vibe. (Even though I feel like some points were rather nitpicky.) Watch the episode to see what our final tally is on total thumbs up. (Spoiler: I gave it two enthusiastic thumbs up!)
BTW that awesome, “Not all Princesses Need Rescuing” t-shirt complimentary gifted to me from Ript Apparel. Buy your own and help support TGE!
Until next time, get your geek on!
Regina & Mark & Ryan
*We’ve renamed “Summer Movie Podcast Series” (awkward) to The Geek Embassy Watches so we can run this series ALL YEAR LONG!
Did you watch Wonder Woman? What did you think? Will this movie inspire countless more female-led heroes? We can hope! Let us know in the comments.
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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.