New ‘Captain America’ movie will be scathing political critique

Film as social commentary is always cool, but even better when it’s Captain America.

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“The directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier have dropped a huge bombshell, by revealing that the popular sequel is a scathing critique of the Obama Administration’s controversial “Kill List.”

‘[Marvel] said they wanted to make a political thriller,” Joe Russo, the co-director of the film along with his brother Anthony, said. “So we said if you want to make a political thriller, all the great political thrillers have very current issues in them that reflect the anxiety of the audience…That gives it an immediacy, it makes it relevant. So [Anthony] and I just looked at the issues that were causing anxiety for us, because we read a lot and are politically inclined. And a lot of that stuff had to do with civil liberties issues, drone strikes, the president’s kill list, preemptive technology.'”

 

http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/04/captain-america-movie-about-killer-drones-and-obamas-kill-list-say-films-directors/

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