Movie Review: Civil War. It’ll be Marvel-ous.
by Billy Roper
Every day I research recent news stories and articles about the coming balkanization of America. Often this requires using online search terms such as “civil war”. As you may imagine, I get a LOT of historical results, but I also have been getting, since a certain movie came out, a lot of search results about it, as well. Yesterday, I finally got a chance to watch it, while most of the rest of the world was cheering on their favorite pack of chimps.
In the movie adaptation of a Marvel comic book story line, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, U.S. Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross informs the Avengers that the United Nations (UN) is preparing to pass the Sokovia Accords, which will establish a UN panel to oversee and control the team. This is a slight feint from the comics version of the plot from ten years ago. The original version follows a framework story line in which the U.S. government passes a ‘Superhero Registration Act’, ostensibly designed to have super-powered individuals act under official regulation. Sound familiar?
Don’t flinch away, there are no spoilers coming. I won’t give away the plot to those who have not seen it, except to say that a civil war develops after super heroes take sides on the issue, and personal grudges rise to the surface. It’s worth watching, for the special effects alone. But for those of us who thought ‘The Matrix’ was more than just a movie, too, here’s a secret message:
It doesn’t matter that the left have been brainwashed and indoctrinated by our enemies. Their actions, not their intent, is what makes them our enemies.
Those who defend them may want to use the “shield”, the law, created by our fathers, against us. They may stand between us and our enemies. Regardless of how they might justify their treason in their minds, treason it still is.
Captain America needs to go down.