Who Was That Woman?

“Move or you will be moved” WHAT!?  Who is that?  She just straight up talked to Black Widow like a chump.  Black Widow is one of the most badass women ever to appear on screen, and this mysterious woman didn’t even care.  OMG!!!  Oh snap, they about to fight!  Whaaaaaaat?  That was me while watching Captain America: Civil War.  With six words and very little screen time, actress Florence Kasumba left many movie goers asking, “Who was that woman?”  And if you have limited Black Panther comic book knowledge like me, you immediately ran to research it.  As she was only credited as “Security Chief,” this leaves open some possibilities, but the context and appearance leave many to believe she is a member of the Dora Milaje.  The who what you say?The Dora Milaje (pronounced “dora-meh-LAH-shay”) are the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, recruited from every tribe of Wakanda. In addition with their protective function, they are also a pool of superior Wakandan women. An ancienttribal tradition, the Dora Milaje were assembled as potential queens for an unmarried king, maintaining the peace in Wakanda by ensuring that every tribe has the opportunity to put forward one of their daughters for the crown.Source: http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Dora_Milaje_(Earth-616)Oh man, now I definitely can’t wait to see more. Unfortunately the Black Panther film isn’t set to release until 2018. What to hear our Captain America: Civil War discussion?  Check it out below, or subscribe to the Geek Versus Week podcast in your favorite podcast app. 

I’ve Seen That Before: Civil War Edition

If you haven’t yet seen Captain America: Civil War I suggest you stop what you’re doing and go check it out right now.  Yes, that even includes reading this article.  My feelings will not be hurt if you neglect my writings in favor of checking out Civil War.  Let me tell you, it’s THAT good.  Some would even argue the greatest superhero movie of all time. So imagine my surprise, while enjoying yet another amazing battle, this time between Spiderman, Falcon, and Bucky, when I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I had seen that airport before.  Not from earlier in the movie, not even from another movie, but SOMEWHERE. A little research on the shooting locations helped me realize numerous scenes were shot at the Berlin Schonefeld Airport.  This didn’t really have any significance to me, and although I lived in Germany at one time, I had never been to that airport.  Or have I?  I just couldn’t shake the feeling of dejavu.  Just as Spiderman swung between the rafters, I had this feeling that I had spent many hours there as well.  And then it hit me! I had grinded, kick flipped and ollied through those rafters before.  As it turns out the windows and rafters of this particular real life airport inspired a portion of the “Airport” level in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, which apparently has been ingrained into my subconscious. Maybe it’s time to break out this oldie but goodie. Want to hear our complete review of Captain America: Civil War.  Listen to the Geek Versus Week podcast below, and subscribe in your favorite podcast app.