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Captain America: Red, White, and False: Hollywood politics with fake patriotism.
National Review ^ | 04/04/2014 | Armond White

Posted on 04/04/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind




TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: captainamerica; hollywood; patriotism; wintersoldier

1 posted on 04/04/2014 8:04:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
...Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel – the best in the recent surfeit of comic-book movies

Stopped reading there.

2 posted on 04/04/2014 8:07:42 AM PDT by gdani
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To: SeekAndFind
Does Winter Soldier star this guy?


3 posted on 04/04/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Seen close up on the 3D screen, actor Chris Evans’ ruddy lips, bright complexion, and sparkling eyes look like a Pop Art personification of red, white, and blue patriotism …
They just had to invoke Andy Warhol, didn’t they.
4 posted on 04/04/2014 8:16:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

The title Winter Soldieer had nothing to do with any Vietnam Era drivel. It was both a reference to him being frozen in ice until the Soviets revived him and turned him into an assassin, and their policy of freezing him between missions due to his instability. I have not yet seen the movie, but my first impression is that the reviewer does not care for Marvel, preferring DC. Up until now, the movie version of Captain America has been quite good.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 8:23:06 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind
...stands in for military respect that has largely vanished from popular culture.

Pop culture has rarely had respect for the military and now, with O'Stinkburger's new "Don't Ask, Just Do Me", Drag Queen, metrosexual military, many more are loosing respect.

I am glad to see the American fighting man portrayed in a positive light and hope to see more of the same.

6 posted on 04/04/2014 8:49:10 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Olog-hai

That description actually sounds more like the work of Roy Lichtenstein than Andy Warhol.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 10:15:33 AM PDT by oincobx
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To: SeekAndFind
Evans’s cartoon image lacks the uncanny moral resonance that distinguished the compassionate Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel – the best in the recent surfeit of comic-book movies, where feeling and action were combined to a graphic/spiritual purpose.

He liked "Man of Steel"?

OK, now his taste and judgment in movies is seriously suspect.

8 posted on 04/04/2014 10:23:03 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: SeekAndFind
Saw this last night and my only thought leaving the theater was that I was surprised it even got made in Hollywood.

Huge slam on NSA type spying, data collection, drone warfare and where this type of government even in the USA is leading.

9 posted on 04/04/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

“Saw this last night...”

Did you like it? I’m pretty excited about seeing it this weekend myself. Then again, I’m one of the fanboys the review writer rips in his vapid and worthless review.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 11:46:08 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: gdani

Ditto!


11 posted on 04/04/2014 12:42:49 PM PDT by chae (The Lannisters send their regards--Game of Thrones)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mr. White, you are a mental case.

I am an artist. I do not work for Marvel, I am now just doing stories for myself.

Marvel would never print my Captain America story. They would rather attack the Tea Party. Which they did in the book.

I love Cap, because he was created by two jewish kids who saw a threat coming and used their talents to combat the Nazis before America even got into the war.

I approached my story after I saw an illustration of Cap crying over the Twin Towers. CRYING! Cap didn’t cry over Pearl Harbor and like most Americans I am sure he was angry and then wanted revenge.

In my story SHIELD is now run by a bureaucrap that is gay and looks very much like sean I’llblowadictator penn. He was put in place by hitlary.

I also use alec baldwin and the a-hole actor private pyles from Full Metal Jacket. During a WW2 flashback I use real Americans like Bogie, The Duke, Jimmy Stewart, Cagney, Gable, and Mitchum to show the contrast between these so called actors who aren’t even Americans in my opinion.

I also put the blame on Clunton for the attack. the POS knew of these plans in 96. (read Dereliction of Duty) So when Hitlary tried to say “when did the president know?” maybe she should ask her beard the same question. BJ also dismissed the first attack on the towers.

So I have a story within that Cap almost took BJ’s head off for selling plots in Arlington. And it took 22 secret service men to pull him off. The fact that Clunton ( L is silent) loathed the military makes me feel that Cap would hate this draft dodging commie.

This is a comic so of course I have a story line of Hitler’s werewolves being real werewolves. Hey Stalin was trying to breed gorillas with women to create an army of soldiers. And I think I explain the werewolf myth pretty well.

Since The camps were being filled with gypsies and if you watch the old Lon Cheney Wolfman this was how the nazis were going to catch a werewolf. I also explain how Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos got their monicker.

I like mixing in the truth with fiction.

Sure it’s just comic books. But when your lively hood is taken away from you and you lose your house and people who know nothing about your business are sitting in corner offices and making bonuses off your work (more than your year salary) and take your credit while they are destroying the company, you can see where this country is going.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 2:01:19 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Lady Heron
Huge slam on NSA type spying, data collection, drone warfare and where this type of government even in the USA is leading.

I saw it tonight and the movie is outstanding from all aspects. The action is great, the character interactions are great, but the script is top notch!

"If you try to take freedom by force, people fight back. So, we learned that people will be willing to give up their freedom if they feel threatened."

13 posted on 04/04/2014 7:30:13 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

I loved the first one (happen to be a student of WWII), but I just saw this sequel and honestly, I may not see another Marvel movie...they are ALL THE SAME! Same mayhem, cars flipping, big nasty flying machines doing nosedives into screaming pedestrians...it.’s getting very old and boring


14 posted on 04/05/2014 8:39:12 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Ingtar
The title Winter Soldieer had nothing to do with any Vietnam Era drivel.

You're right. It has to do with the Revolutionary War. Valley Forge, to be exact.

The American Crisis, Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776:


THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

The "summer soldier" that Paine wrote of was the person who didn't mind playing soldier when the times were easy, but couldn't hack it when times got tough.

"Winter soldier" was the opposite of "summer soldier." The Winter Soldier toughed it out during the hard times, but stayed true to the cause of Independence.

-PJ

15 posted on 04/05/2014 8:50:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Nice post!


16 posted on 04/05/2014 8:56:35 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Owl558

Ridiculous review. It seems more like the reviewer is just trying to impress us with all of the movies he has seen.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 9:15:25 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: Owl558

Though late to this discussion, I saw it last night (Sat) and left with a feeling of foreboding.
The tie in to current events, what with NSA snooping/Universal healthcare w/electronic records/IRS bullypit . .. it was quite unsettling. Entertaining, worth the admission price, but unsettling. That Robert Redford played the most appropriate part, worthy of his progressive sainthood was a bonus. One of his acting last roles as this type of character is fitting to say the least.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 6:49:04 AM PDT by wtd
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To: wtd
I too saw the movie and enjoyed it. I agree with you on what the movie was trying to communicate with spying a privacy. I can't recall because part of the story moved fast, but I hope they also made the point of self spying with Facebook, instagram and other social media.

I also like the line in the movie when Redford was being harassed by the politicians, his response was classic, "Nothing a few earmarks can't fix"

19 posted on 04/07/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: SeekAndFind

Looking forward to this, but my wife and I have pretty much decided to forego seeing movies in the theater at this point. We just upgraded to a 70” TV and new Blu-ray, both 3D capable, so other than just seeing it soon, there’s not much incentive to pay the high prices (plus parking at the theater we go to) and roll the dice whether or not some cretin will be texting in front of you or kicking the back of your chair. We can just wait for the video release and have a comparable experience in the comfort of our own home, dog in lap, choice of snacks, and the ability to take a restroom break if need be without missing anything.

Granted, in the case of the Marvel universe, there may be some continuity issues if they’re going to be doing crossovers with the TV series, but still...


20 posted on 04/07/2014 8:54:40 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: wtd

“The tie in to current events...”

I saw it Sat with my kids and really enjoyed it. I had to explain who Batrok and Zola were. The warning message was very clear.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 11:45:24 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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