Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Critically Acclaimed #79: 'Pokémon Detective Pikachu' and The Dark Side of Letting People Enjoy Things

"Shhhhh..." they tell you. "Let people enjoy things," they tell you. But in a fantastic new article at Medium, Esther Rosenfield argues that "letting people enjoy things" is just a self-serving way of shouting down dissent, and if we don't let people criticize the most powerful franchises in the world, what has popular culture become?

On the latest episode of "Critically Acclaimed," William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold take their own look at the "let people enjoy things" phenomenon, and - surprise! - these two film critics argue in favor of being critical. 

They also review the new releases "Pokémon Detective Pikachu," "The Wandering Earth," "The Professor and the Madman" and "Tolkien," and say goodbye to the late, legendary John Singleton and Peter Mayhew!

Give it a listen!

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Photos: Warner Bros. / HBO

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