Welcome to Manga Mavericks @ Movies, the show where we don’t talk smack about movies, except when we do! How’s that for a catchphrase! Hey, at least it’s more accurate than the old one.

It’s no secret that we recorded a ton of @ Movies episodes that we haven’t released yet. Nearly two dozen in fact. I’d been thinking of the best way to release them, and I figured – why not all at once? That’s right, we’re motoring through the @ Movies backlog this month in a special event I’m calling Manga Mavericks @ Movies Month! Since the beginning of May, I’ve been posting a new @ Movies review every day on our Youtube channel. We’re about 10 days in now, and I’m really happy that we’ve been able to keep it up so far. Of course, these reviews were never meant to be Youtube exclusive, and now I’m finally starting to release the official podcast versions on our feed! I’ll be posting a new @ Movies episode every few days until we’ve cleared our backlog, or at least most of it. It’s an insane undertaking, but I’ve just graduated college and have a short reprieve before I resume working full-time this summer, so it’s now or never!

Today we’re going way back to the oldest recordings in our archive, discussing two movies that were released back in March 2017. Coincidentally, both happen to be remakes of beloved franchises from the 90’s: Ghost in the Shell and Power Rangers. Fans expected these movies to suck, but were surprised to find that the worse of the two wasn’t what they expected. In fact, one of these movies is arguably good! Which of these two movies did the Mavericks seriously loathe and which did they sorta like? Our friend Ethan joins us to find out!


00:18 – Intro
03:42 – Ghost in the Shell (2017)
47:48 – Power Rangers (2017)
1:06:13 – Wrap-Up

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About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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