marvel is disney’s forever cash cow! it appeals to children, teens, and sweaty adults! it’s all quite loud and colorful, with the same safe formula every time, but with different directors and tweaks to make it whatever the fuck memorable each time. plus the reliance on violence to push the plot will give them those dank US military checks until explosions go extinct. truly we live in horrific times but i don’t really care
thank u all for letting me know the military quit cutting checks for the MCU after Avengers because they got offended bc the fictional magic men are an alternative to the american military. i’m sorry i was misinformed but more importantly that’s really, really, really, really, really fucking funny
Really (about military)?😕 I am not even surprise because Captain America The Winter Soldier is lowkey critic of it.
They actually namedrop Operation Paperclip in Winter Soldier, which shocked me when I watched it the first time— when Zola talks about how the Nazi-analogue group Hydra survived in plain sight, with direct approval from the US government on top of its infiltration into the government itself.
Operation Paperclip irl was a (now declassified) government
ratlineprogram where the US selected notable Nazi scientists, engineers, etc., to sponsor for American immigration with new identities to protect & hide their old identities, sparing them from punishment for their war crimes so long as they continued their work here on behalf of the American government rather than the Third Reich.
I remember watching the film & going, “Ah, so that’s why there’s fewer government vehicles & military extras than is the standard for scenes of this scale, they gave up the DOD money.”
All of which—
- positioning Captain America in direct opposition to a fake government agency infiltrated by fake Nazis & saying that the Nazis corrupted everything so badly that he had to throw the whole agency away…
- and then that pissing off real government & military officials, who methinks doth protest too much;
- (because those military personnel were/are still touchy over public perception of what the US gov’t. actually did during & after WW2, versus the myth of American heroism pushed by mainstream media & public education in this country; the truth disrupts the status quo, even with make believe Nazis, and thus unacceptable)
- and who then decided to take away funds they had previously earmarked for this franchise back when they were happy to use it as positive propaganda/for recruitment & advertisement
—is, in fact, really, really, really, really, really fucking funny.
I love how in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve and Bucky are having their dramatic highway battle and the cars in the other lane just keep driving. Like, the regular people in the Marvel Cinematic Universe must be so jaded at this point. Like, “Ho hum. Another Monday. Aw dangit. Looks like they’re at it again. The five o’clock rush is gonna be hell.”
Various twitter accounts just like:
So-called superheroes making me late to work again. Are they gonna employ me when I get fired for their incompetence? 🖕
THINK I SAW CAP AMERICA ON HWY 95 BRIDGE 🇺🇸❤️
No one at work believes I was late because I missed my turn due to “enormous bird man.”
Captain America vs SHIELD secret police have shootout on freeway in DC. What are they not telling us?
Dropped my snack in floorboard bc some metal arm dude flew off this car & into the gd road. Skittles everywhere.
Saw some guy get tossed into oncoming traffic and hit by a penske truck this afternoon. #gross #wasgettinglunch #nevermind 🤢
FUCKING SUPERHEROES BETTER HAVE SOME SUPER FUCKING INSURANCE. CAME OUT OF MEETING. MY CAR IS TOTALED. WTF?!?!
Saw Black Widow on bridge this afternoon. #daymade
Which Avenger has a metal arm? #newfave 💋
Think I saw Cap A out of costume & still fighting shit. Either that or some kids have taken LARPing too far.
Is there an Avengers with wings? Seriously. This is important.
Pray for those caught in #Hwy95 incident. Bus overturned. Potential Avengers situation. 🙏
Ridding the world of evil? What about the evil of making a girl late to her lunch date? Smh
Got bullet holes in my car today, but it also shielded black widow so like thank you ma’am. It’s been an honor.
Okay I already reblogged the original, but this ‘twitter’ post has me crying, so I have to reblog it too. Lmfao!
Which avenger has a metal arm? #new fave
As a former resident of the NOVA/DC area I can honestly say that people driving around this super battle on I-95 was one of the most realistic things about that movie
Catching that typo just before you hit send like:
Cap: Shouldn’t be a problem.
What I really love is that the movie doesn’t even bother to show them getting the wings. Like, pfft, whatever, infiltrating high securty places to steal experimental government technology, what is it Tuesday already? Nobody needs to see that, we have more important things to do.
#OKAY BUT#I love how Sam knows EXACTLY Where it is#like he’s had his eye on it#like he checked up on his wings#he missed his babies#he had to know where they are#and maybe even how to get them#ps sam what the fuck is wrong with your lamp (via bluandorange)
Probably Sam already had a plan – purely hypothetical, of course, he would never steal government property, of course, I mean it’s not like he could get away with it anyway (he checked, JUST FOR FUN OF COURSE). And the plan wasn’t quite perfect, because it relied on being able to move a little faster than is actually humanly possible and maybe be in two places at once.
Except, of course, that’s not a problem anymore. So now the new question is, if I show Captain America all my (totally hypothetical) infiltration plans, is Captain America going to be Disappointed In Me.
And after knowing Steve for all of maybe 40 minutes added up, Sam is rapidly coming to the conclusion that no, no he will not.
Reposting because it keeps getting better.
that “ps sam wtf is wrong with your lamp” has me thinking sam’s had a ptsd episode recently – very recently, if the lamp’s still fucked up – and they showed up on his doorstep and gave him a pretty damned good distraction.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Chris Evans on Marvel directors, Total Film June 2016
I am Steve.