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'Civil War' might be year's most explosive movie, but director thinks it's just reporting

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Civil War | Official Trailer HD | A24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDyQxtg0V2w

God bless America.....

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Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns.

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Alex Garland has doubtlessly been inspired by the 1971 "Final Solution USA" shocker, "Punishment Park", by brilliant fellow Brit film director, Peter Watkins, whose films infused with his radical dystopian vision were more than the frightened UK Establishment could stomach.* As much as anything, Garland's film is about the central role reporters play in capturing critical events in lethal conditions. Unbiased reporting, Garland says*, has been eroded. In “Civil War,” it's literally under attack.

This reality has been playing out hidden in plain sight of the whole world for the last 6 months in Gaza, a realtime preview of how cruel a second "War between the States" would be with full-blown gaslighting and fake news to add fuel and ferocity to the fires.

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I've liked much of Garland's work over the years. I wasn't particularly interested in seeing this movie until I saw he was the director.

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In fact that country has now a civil war in progress..

Matter of time if they are going deep in their toxic cultural wars..

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Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns

I don’t know. That’s a small group.

The hysterical anti-woke types are a bit unbalanced too. Nerves are shot.

Not types you’d want next to you in the trenches.

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Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns

It would be over in a week because the beer-gut goober rebels lack a mechanized armor, a navy or an Air Force.

The US Army is on my side and not that of a bunch of semi-literate insurrectionists.

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From what I’ve been hearing, the trailer is misleadingthis movie is not what some people think it is. This article confirms that.

While there have been online murmurings questioning the appropriateness of the timing for “Civil War,” controversy hasn’t yet clung to it. That might be owed to Garland’s approach. There are few direct allusions to the deepest fissures of American politics today in the film. Joining Texas and California together removes any “blue state” vs. “red state” dichotomy. Neither race nor income inequality appear as issues of division. The president's political party is unspecified.

We were all thinking the same thing after we saw (the always great, always cool) Jesse Plemons ask “What kind of American?” but anyway, the reviews are goodcan’t wait to watch this (anyone knows when we can watch this in Japan?).

proxyToday  07:35 am JST “ Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns. “

Lmao.

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From what I’ve been hearing, the trailer is misleading

It's not misleading at all. The trailer doesn't imply whether the war was started by the right or the left, due to race, or due to income inequality, which contrary to being misleading, is exactly in line with the movie. Quite the opposite of misleading.

Some viewers of the trailer may have misled themselves.

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Pure fantasy.

LOL, yeah, it's a movie.

Still not sure if it will be shown here. Maybe on blu-ray in 5 months.

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It provocative, thought provoking, still only make believe entertainment, for a genre fed up with mickey and Minnie mouse nonsense, not to remotely be taken seriously,

Would such extreme political diametrically opposed forces, would a country ratifying a constitution devoted to... O'er the Land of the free and the home of the brave only just to just tear it up.

intelligent thinking people on each side bear arms?

Of course not...... ho hum.

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It would be over in a week because the beer-gut goober rebels lack a mechanized armor, a navy or an Air Force. 

But have all the ammunition, not to mention best grub and breadbasket of the country, the Vegans will be starved out.

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@proxy Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns.

And there we have it. Comments like this are the crux of the problem - or at least the thinking and people behind such comments.

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But have all the ammunition, not to mention best grub and breadbasket of the country, the Vegans will be starved out.

Meal Team 6

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Meal Team 6

Yes, the liberals would never make it. They would run out of renewable plant based stuff. Lol

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Beware the Gravy Seals.

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Beware the Gravy Seals.

Absolutely!!

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bass4funk

have you watched the movie?

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proxyToday 07:35 am JST

Pure fantasy. If there was a civil war in the US it would be over in a week as the left blue-haired teachers suffering anxiety would not put up much of a fight against the pick-up driving, hunting right folks with guns.

Alternatively the pick-up drivers will discover they don't hold up too well against Abrams and they can't drill for gasoline in their corn fields.

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bass4funkToday 01:35 pm JST

But have all the ammunition, not to mention best grub and breadbasket of the country, the Vegans will be starved out.

The coasts will have the entire world to feed them. Corn field dwellers will have nothing but that in the end.

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Trump has threatened to cause chaos if he loses the election.

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I suppose on the upside, once the slaughterhouses and factory farms have been bombed, rednecks will discover veganism out of necessity.

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have you watched the movie?

Yes, and it sucked.

Trump has threatened to cause chaos if he loses the election.

The Dems said the same if he wins.

The coasts will have the entire world to feed them.

Judging by the turmoil that plagues them, they can’t deal with their own migration problem let alone put together a strong military force presence and they think they’ll supply the west indefinitely? They will send beef to the vegan West and coastal areas?

Corn field dwellers will have nothing but that in the end.

And all the beef and pork, you can keep the fish and mercury.

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I can imagine some Starship Trooper types on one side. Overlapping propaganda and distaste for bugs.

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bass4funk

have you watched the movie?

> Yes, and it sucked.

Did you watch streaming?

"There are currently no platforms that have the rights to Watch Civil War Movie Online. MAPPA has decided to air the movie only in theaters because it has been a huge success. The studio, on the other hand, does not Civil War to divert revenue Streaming the movie would only slash the profits, not increase them."

Which movie theater did you visit?

The Dems said the same if he wins.

No, they did not.

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bass4funkToday 03:51 pm JST

The coasts will have the entire world to feed them.

Judging by the turmoil that plagues them, they can’t deal with their own migration problem let alone put together a strong military force presence and they think they’ll supply the west indefinitely? They will send beef to the vegan West and coastal areas?

As someone said above, the current US military ain't going to side with illiterate insurrectionists so that takes care of that. And because liberals understand the importance of global alliances, they will have no problems getting whatever they need, vegan loaf or beef.

And all the beef and pork, you can keep the fish and mercury.

I hope you can keep supporting that with no fertilizer, no fuel, and bombed buildings.

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Did you watch streaming?

No

"There are currently no platforms that have the rights to Watch Civil War Movie Online.

That is correct.

MAPPA has decided to air the movie only in theaters because it has been a huge success. The studio, on the other hand, does not Civil War to divert revenue Streaming the movie would only slash the profits, not increase them."

That is true.

Which movie theater did you visit?

No theater.

No, they did not.

Yes, they did.

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bass4funk

so if you can't watch the movie streaming and it's not in a Japanese theater how did you watch it?

have you watched the movie?

> Yes, and it sucked.

I watched and read Trump's claim all hell would be let loose if he lost the election. I haven't seen the same statement from Democrats.

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@eastman

just another hollywood crap

You do know that A24 is an independent film, tv, streaming production company that does not play by trad hollywood rules.

They consider themselves on the edge in relation to mainstream.

They have won big awards in spite of their independent nature.

They are getting bigger and more successful, but haven't succumbed to the Hollwood Swirl.

But I guess you knew that.

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so if you can't watch the movie streaming and it's not in a Japanese theater how did you watch it?

My dad worked in the film industry. So I can always get a copy, but it has a time code along the bottom and it’s not the final mastered version.

I watched and read Trump's claim all hell would be let loose if he lost the election. I haven't seen the same statement from Democrats.

They don’t need to write it down. They do and have done so in the summer of 2020

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The US will not go to a civil war... but only if DJT does not become president again.

If the Donny the Menace becomes the Jailbird ruler of the US... then... yes.

Either way, the US as it is right now, has lost a lot of ground and it has not been able to recover it.

Truly a fine job done by Donny and the Extremist that has taken over the Replublican party

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bass4funk

so if you can't watch the movie streaming and it's not in a Japanese theater how did you watch it?

> My dad worked in the film industry. So I can always get a copy, but it has a time code along the bottom and it’s not the final mastered version.

There are no DVD copies available until 45 days after the general release. However, your dad managed to get a copy sent to Japan via express mail, and you watched it even though the movie was only released 5 days ago on the 14th.

Pull my other leg.

I watched and read Trump's claim all hell would be let loose if he lost the election. I haven't seen the same statement from Democrats.

> They don’t need to write it down. They do and have done so in the summer of 2020

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bass4funkToday 04:56 pm JST

And because liberals understand the importance of global alliances,

So you’re trying to say that conceded liberals along the coastal areas know what’s best for America? ROFL

Well we understand civilization, so yes, we do know how a non-subsistence America will exist.

they will have no problems getting whatever they need, vegan loaf or beef.

Not beef, The largest producer of beef in the United States is Texas, while Iowa is the largest producer of pork, again, you got some decent vegan shops along the coasts so….

Brazil and the EU alone produce 1.5 times the beef of the US. Meanwhile your spectacular factory farms will be rubble. Hope running the cattle on the open range is still practiced if you want any beef of your own.

I hope you can keep supporting that with no fertilizer, no fuel, and bombed buildings

Wait, liberals will come and take the soil now? Oh God, I would sell my house to watch them do that. The largest soil maker company, Mosaic Company is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with operations and facilities across various locations in the United States.

Fertilizer is chemistry and requires chemicals, neither too likely to be accomplished by dirt people. Hope you can grow crops like in medieval times. Maybe the Native Americans can help you out.

That’s now 3 times the left lost the war, but you got fish….or maybe whale.

I don't know what wars you are counting but I still don't see farmers winning anything on their own.

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Well we understand civilization,

So do we, that’s why we farm the livestock.

Brazil and the EU alone produce 1.5 times the beef of the US.

They would endlessly supply the coastal areas with beef? Well, the coastal areas do grow more nuts. lol

Meanwhile your spectacular factory farms will be rubble. Hope running the cattle on the open range is still practiced if you want any beef of your own.

Hardly, not to mention the ammunition supply chain would be thriving, but maybe Germany can ship those to the blue states.

Fertilizer is chemistry and requires chemicals, neither too likely to be accomplished by dirt people.

But they have been, believe or not. Conservatives know chemistry.

Hope you can grow crops like in medieval times. Maybe the Native Americans can help you out.

Yes, with all the beef, it would be a fair trade.

I don't know what wars you are counting but I still don't see farmers winning anything on their own.

With weapons you can do a lot, about time blue states start practicing their aim.

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The US will not go to a civil war... but only if DJT does not become president again.

If the Donny the Menace becomes the Jailbird ruler of the US... then... yes.

….or vice versa.

Either way, the US as it is right now, has lost a lot of ground and it has not been able to recover it. 

When you have one side trying to silence half of the country, of course that could have ver bad ramifications for any country.

Truly a fine job done by Donny and the Extremist that has taken over the Replublican party

The Washington establishment aka: the swamp.

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The Right doesn’t need to see a movie about civil war, they’re already in one with themselves.

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The Right doesn’t need to see a movie about civil war, they’re already in one with themselves.

Remember, it takes two to Tango, always.

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StrangerlandToday  11:30 am JST

From what I’ve been hearing, the trailer ismisleading

“ It's not misleading at all. The trailer doesn't imply whether the war was started by the right or the left, due to race, or due to income inequality, which contrary to being misleading, is exactly in line with the movie. Quite the opposite of misleading.

Some viewers of the trailer may have misled themselves. “

I mean, some people felt like they were watching real life when they saw the trailer (btwtrailers are not supposed to reveal too much and I’ve gotta say, I think it was pretty clever the way they put it together, they wanted people to talk about it—that’s their job, right?).

And when you see Jesse Plemons say What kind of American (or Americans, I don’t remember), you think of what’s going on in the US right now and how it does NOT have a southern border and it’s almost like you’re watching a documentary (unless you’re living under a rock).

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