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In Defense of Disney's Strange Solarpunk World

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    Disney’s Strange World is a colorful,
    sometimes silly
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    adventure through an exotic
    alien landscape
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    It's definitely a movie that’s geared
    toward a younger audience
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    but that doesn't mean its message is
    childish or shallow
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    To explain why, let’s jump to
    the halfway point in the story where
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    we find our heroes have passed their journey
    to play a board game called Primal Outpost
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    Ethan: A little Primal Outpost?
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    It’s sort of a mashup of Magic The Gathering
    and Settlers of Catan
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    but the goal isn’t to defeat monsters
    or expand territory
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    Ethan: A daemon spider!
    Jaeger: Kill it!
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    Ethan: Ah ah the point is not to kill it.
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    instead the players are supposed to
    cooperate to build a better world
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    Ethan: The objective of Primal Outpost is
    to live harmoniously with your environment
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    That goal is also a distillation of
    the larger message of the movie
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    There is no Disney villain to defeat.
    instead the heroes must convince their society
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    to abandon the fuel source that powers the
    comforts and conveniences of their daily lives
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    before it destroys their world
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    As far as ecological parables go
    that’s a surprisingly radical one
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Title:
In Defense of Disney's Strange Solarpunk World
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Video Language:
English
Duration:
16:10

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