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SMR 209: Overlord

Rod and Karen review the horror / scify / war movie “Overlord.” We also discuss new trailers and your comments. Thanks for listening!

2 Comments

  1. ClassicRandBLover

    11/11/2018 at 5:53 PM

    Hi Rod and Karen,

    As a single person, I frequently go to movies by myself. I also happen to live in a mostly white area. You may be asking yourself, why is this starting a comment? Well, because I am a black woman and when I walked into my theater, it was filled with mostly white men (I guess it is the subject matter) and I had to tell myself repeatedly that I’m here to see the movie, ignore everything else. I ignored everyone and had a fantastic time.

    When I saw Bokeem, I was ready, as I thought, “I didn’t know Bokeem was in this.” Then he got killed five minutes in, and I knew why his role wasn’t advertised. I also saw a white guy who I knew I recognized from something and it kept driving me crazy when he was on the screen. Naturally, right before he died, I screamed, “FITZ” in my head. Overlord was really good and I for one wouldn’t be surprised if there was more than a grain of truth in this story because the Nazis are infamous for experimenting on people. I liked how the racial and gender tropes got turned on their heads in a way that showed other filmmakers how you can incorporate woman and non-white characters into their period piece movies. I hope this film does well because it is surprisingly good.

  2. Hey Rod & Karen,

    I enjoyed this movie and agree with both of your comments. I prefer the Scify thriller movies over the supernatural ones. I definitely liked that Boyce was the main character and we saw everything from his perspective (and I was happy he lived in the end). Being that the movie was set in 1949 I kept waiting for some racial issues to come with Boyce and his fellow soldiers (and also the Nazi’s) but was glad they choose not to go there. This movie reminded me of DOOM a little bit. Peace.

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