CA:TWS, as a film, was a fantastic exercise in putting genuinely decent and optimistic characters (except for Steve himself, at this point, but we can go into that later) up against a nearly ripped-from-the-headlines plot that distills a lot of this country’s cynicism and negativity, particularly in my age group. More than any of the other MCU films, I think this was aimed directly at us, the people in our late teens and twenties and early thirties who sometimes start crying on the toilet because not only will we never be able to stop working our terrible service-industry jobs, we will also never be able to make a safe and comfortable world for the kids who come after us, or take care of our parents when they need us. On top of all that, we’re in this lame dystopian surveillance society where the government hates us, military force has taken the place of diplomacy and stuff like drone warfare is something we’re supposed to just accept, like it’s not horrifying. It’s a story specifically for my generation to try and find some solidarity with.
Which is a pretty ballsy play for a movie with a main character that’s 95.
okay but like
if you honestly believe that steve rogers is a person that stands for everything the us government stands for i can’t take you seriously???
just because he’s captain america and he’s patriotic doesn’t mean that he trusts the government, he trusts the ideals that the government parrots that they never follow
steve rogers doesn’t believe in the america of the politicians, he believes in the america they like to flap gums about, the america that’s a home to all people and a haven for new lives and a place of diversity and truth; it’s why he doesn’t trust shield at all, he doesn’t trust the politics and lying and lying by omission
steve wouldn’t be on the government’s side of history; if anything, he’d be a virulent opposer of it. steve’s the people’s hero, not the government’s poster boy
what if instead of a same gender detective partnership who keep getting mistaken for a romantic couple, you had a same gender romantic couple who keep getting mistaken for detectives
‘hello, I’m sam darling, and this is my partner gregory hitch’ ‘AH YES THE PRIVATE DETECTIVES’ ‘what??? no we just came for some ice cream why is there police tape everywhere’