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ESH Cast #498: They Made it R-Rated Because R-Rated Is Cool

This is the year of the R-rated movie. It all started with Deadpool in February. When the next big comic book movie came along, Batman vs. Superman, it was a flop and many blamed the fact that it wasn't R-rated, so we're afraid we're liable to see a lot of R-rated movies on superhero subjects in the months to come.

The animated movie The Killing Joke tests out that R-rated premise for movies made from DC Comics properties. Even though it is animated, it's a good test subject. Although she's not uncomfortable with R-rated movies, NinJaSistah doesn't like The Killing Joke because it's just not as good as the original graphic novel. She and Pandalicious discuss that at length on this week's podcast.

In addition, Pandalicious talks about the video game Inside, which she has played with her fiance. Ninja hasn't played it, but she's seen YouTube analyst Markiplier try his hand at it, so she's seen it played all the way through.

There is one warning you'll have to be aware of. They terribly spoil both Inside and The Killing Joke, so if you want to maintain your level of surprise to either of these properties, you'll want to delay listening until you can get up to speed.

They also talk about the fact that they haven't talked about the game Overwatch. Huh? They've been promising a segment about Overwatch for weeks, but they haven't actually gotten around to playing it together, so their Overwatch experience will have to be delayed for some point in the future. They figure you'll understand.

Sometimes summer gets in the way.

So join us for a lively discussion of Inside and The Killing Joke in this week's ESH Cast #498: They Made it R-Rated Because R-Rated Is Cool.

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Rochelle "NinJaSistah" Hinds and Amanda "Pandalicious" Britton are the founders of ElectricSistaHood (ESH), and co-host of the network's flagship podcast, the ESH Cast. For nearly a decade, they have focused their journalistic efforts on video games and anime. That's - as the kids say these days - what's up.