REVIEW: 'Civil War'

For months, word has spread about the new movie Civil War. It's the most incendiary film of our time! Controversial! A president who claims a third term presides over a crumbling America that literally divides into factions and militias aligned either with him or with a rebel alliance led by Texas and California. Such details are meant to remove it from direct parallels to the present political moment so that the movie and the audience can focus on the consequences of such a horrible devolution of American life. Civil War shows it really can happen here!

Nonsense. This is an episode of The Last of Us or The Walking Dead without the zombies, or a depiction of the first 100 pages of Stephen King's The Stand without the disease. It's a war movie about Trump without Trump. The writer-director,...

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Apr 12th 2024
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