Note: Anything stated below is purely from my own opinions and experience, and is not the voice of the Collective, although this will be checked by other admins before posting! This post is about my experiences with my mental health, so if this is a trigger for you, please stop reading.
The Philosophy of Who
Doctor Who is associated with many things. Rubber monsters, wobbly sets and, in more recent years, romance and high octane action. Something it often isn’t credited for, however, is the wealth of insightful and moving reflections it contains on both the human condition and nature of all things.
As we all know, I am a bit of a Zelda fan, and have been for quite some time. It all began in 1992 (which is a longer time ago than I care to admit at this point!), when my dad bought A Link to The Past, but got annoyed with it and switched it off permanently. I was four years old at this point, and I started to play when he did this. However, what really hooked me in was Ocarina of Time, when my dad gave up (again!) at a particular point, my 10 year old self was introduced to the Water Temple. Instant love, despite it being that particular temple, and it steamrollered from there.
“Film criticism (like any other form of art criticism) is important because it helps inform filmgoers about any given film and whether it's worth their time. It also informs filmmakers as well, allowing them the opportunity to avoid the same pitfalls that plague bad films and put more emphasis on the elements that worked in previous films. This helps improve the quality of the industry overall, and leads to more diverse and interesting films being made.” - The Odyssey Online
The Incredible Hulk is a film that of sits in a bit of a weird place within the MCU. Released in 2008 after Marvel re-acquired the rights to the character following 2003's Hulk (which I personally loved by the way), this acts as a kind of loose sequel/reboot of the character that's just... kind of odd. Before Mark Ruffalo became the most perfect Bruce Banner in existence, Edward Norton took on the role.
It's often the case that people will look back on old movies and TV shows and react with shock at the humour often used. I will admit, I'm probably one of the first to laugh at an old school gay joke, even as a man who enjoys other men's bottoms, but there's a growing trend recently which sees legitimate LGBTQIA criticism of such humour as being 'oversensitive.' I, personally, have always had a bit of a dark, no-limits sense of humour. If put in the right way and the right context, there's almost nothing that won't make me laugh as long as it's legitimately funny, but even I will find my own eyes rolling back into their sockets at some groan-inducing humour from the past.