Gears of Star Wars: Anthem lukewarm take
Just picturing some twelve year old not allowed to play Gears of War or Destiny recreate what they've heard on the playground about those stories using Star Wars and Iron Man action figures. It's super twee, and basically me at that age, but also how does that get made on a AAA budget in this decade?
Smeap is the honk of a flamingo. Smeap was also at least once, a storybook land at the weird intersection of TV ads and the worlds they seem to inhabit. It was a place where wars were fought over sodas, and talking polar bears had very good reasons to guard soda machines. It was a place where rainbow color candies were harvested for electric power. It was a place where a prairie dog might move to big city inhabited mostly by Pink Flamingos to follow her dream to be private investigator, only to get slowly entangled in the seedy underbelly of crime and prohibited soda trading of the Neon Flamingos and their syndicate. Social media at times lately feels like it has become almost entirely seedy underbelly with very little upside. Maybe it needs more storybook worlds.