The Daly Planet Podcast: Episode 24 – FORREST GUMP Sucks

This week on the podcast Scott brings his serious problems with the universally loved Forrest Gump and tries to convince Matt that he is right and the rest of the world is wrong. Before you get all angry at us, take some time to listen to the podcast and realize that Scott’s arguments aren’t about the quality of the film, but rather what it’s trying to say, implicitly or otherwise.

We also discuss some news items and give out our recommendations for the week.

Next week on the podcast Matt and Michael forced Scott to watch some Anime… The results are about what you would have expected.

Links:
Men in Black/21 Jump Street Crossover is actually happening
Sony is still going to make a standalone Venom movie
Han Solo Movie will discuss Chewbacca’s origin
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to make a Where’s Waldo? movie
Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer!

Recommendations:
Matt: Do not watch The Box (“The Button” Parody Video)
Scott: The People Vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

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  • Brandi Fortelny

    As a card-carrying member of the Forrest Gump Fan Club, I was really curious about what you didn’t like about this movie. First off, the movie is worlds better and makes more sense than the book. The book addresses that Forrest Gump I think Matt hit the nail on the head about Forrest’s childlike innocence. I don’t think I have ever felt that the movie is making fun of the people or the tragedies of the events that
    Forrest seems to breeze through unscathed, however it gives a perspective of
    someone who seemingly moves through life without a literal care in the world.
    He’s sympathetic to others but lacks empathy to understand any of what he
    experiences. I have almost seen Forrest not a normal human character that
    anyone could relate to, but a lucky creature skating through the human
    experience. By seeing these events as he experiences them, you’re triggered to
    relate your own feelings of those events either from memory or what we learned
    about them. I think it’s a hopeful movie that is meant to be heartwarming and
    endearing. Lt. Dan is my hero and I’d happily watch a version where Jenny is
    completely edited out

    PS – Forrest didn’t rip off his best
    friend’s idea! He followed his dream and made sure Bubba’s momma never had to
    work in no one’s kitchen no more! RIP BUBBA!