Oh no, agreed, but I think that's the point. It's SUPPOSED to be cringe. This is a pathetic attempt by the Govt. and destined to fail. In context of the story, it's supposed to be bad, cheesy, a cheap dollar store knock-off. It's no real reflection of what Steve was or what he represented. It's a superficial misinterpretation designed as just an attempt to appease the people. Here's a good analogy IMO: Remember when they'd sell like 911 commemorative plates on QVC and stuff? Or Pearl Harbor collector coins? Crap like that? Remember how that made you feel? Kinda dirty, it's slimy, skeezy even just seeing it and yet some people still bought it? I think that is how you're supposed to feel about U.S. Agent's intro. And if so, well job well done.Yeah I suppose, but Cap inspired because of who is/was and what he did over the course of 90 year span. You can't inspire a nation with a nobody out of the blue. Not to mention the fact Sam Wilson is right here, Cap's best friend and partner on several missions. Though maybe due to his role in Civil War they can't promote him as a people's hero or be a puppet either. After all when you think about it no currently surviving Avenger would likely be a willing pawn for the govt. in this manner. You simply can't "replace" Captain America AKA Steve Rogers.
This type of stuff is bothersome, way too obvious and really needs to stop. Why? Well because telling anyone that doesn't mean they automatically can be anything they want, it's out of context, and 95% of the time you're going to need serious schooling and hard work to become a Firefighter, Astronaut, etc. You don't became one just because you want to. At least in the 80's PSA's they included the fact that you needed an education and dedication. Oh and none of this means you'll be an actual Superhero like "Wonder Woman", something that might get lost in translation to a young mind.In it there's a moment where a little girl says to Diana "Wonder Woman" Prince that she wants to be just like her after she rescued them. Diana responds with "You can be anything you want to be!" It's almost old G.I. Joe level PSA cringe. She might as well have then turned to the camera and said, "Also don't do drugs, kids!" It's all played as a serious and empowering moment. It doesn't work.
I agreed entirely. my man. But where we differ is, I think perhaps this is the vert INTENT OF US Agent. a SPOOF., so to speak.This type of stuff is bothersome, way too obvious and really needs to stop. Why? Well because telling anyone that doesn't mean they automatically can be anything they want, it's out of context, and 95% of the time you're going to need serious schooling and hard work to become a Firefighter, Astronaut, etc. You don't became one just because you want to. At least in the 80's PSA's they included the fact that you needed an education and dedication. Oh and none of this means you'll be an actual Superhero like "Wonder Woman", something that might get lost in translation to a young mind.
While it may be large scale supportive and inclusive It's basically sugar coating the truth while omitting pertinent information. Also, I don't recall too many young hopefuls who gave up on their dreams immediately simply because someone told them they couldn't do what it was they wanted in life. They generally fought harder for it, I mean it's not being negative towards them it's being practical.
IMO the movie/show isn't any better by including this type of nonsense, that could be 2 minutes dedicated to better story telling.
I've got to kind of agree. That first episode REALLY impressed me, but the second and third? I mean I liked them, but it's not hooking me as much. Maybe Masterfett is right. Opening the first episode with THAT amazing of an action sequence MAYBE wasn't wise. Everything else just feels...lesser. Almost boring at times. At least for me.3 episodes in and i'm really not feeling this show. It just feels like a Captain America film without Cap. I think i might have been more into it if it would have aired before Wandavision...
I don't know man... I think the first episode action sequence certainly set the tone for action to come, but I think the fight on the semi trucks was pretty well done and they have given is all the players now with some nice character development for US Agent and Battlestar... and the third episode gave us Madripoor and Zemo in action as well as Sharon Carter. I think this series is shaping up nicely.I've got to kind of agree. That first episode REALLY impressed me, but the second and third? I mean I liked them, but it's not hooking me as much. Maybe Masterfett is right. Opening the first episode with THAT amazing of an action sequence MAYBE wasn't wise. Everything else just feels...lesser. Almost boring at times. At least for me.
I will say, it is rather therapeutic for me to see Zemo as a Baron and IN COSTUME. I didn't dislike him in Civil War, the genius gist of him was there, but admittedly he was a sort of proto-Zemo.
See I must admit Tulgah, I often agree with you, but I think I disagree here. If mutants come from just a modernized super soldier serum...I'm not OK with that. That defeats the entire theme of X-Men. The point was they were born that way or evolve that way, they didn't become that way because of a (perhaps bad albeit) choice. They just ARE. There are ways of doing that in the MCU much better. If you give them a super soldier serum backstory, well they're no different than everyone who has a sort of accident and got powers. Those aren't mutants. Mutants evolved to be, were born that way, not an accidental (or in some cases chosen) event or experiment. They're not Peter Parker whom, oops, bit by a radioactive spider. They're not Banner delving into science and bombarded by gamma. They're not Rogers who volunteered for the experiment. They just....existed. Like being a white, straight male. I didn't ask for that. Like someone being born a gay black female. It just is what they are. That was the point.
Admittedly, that might not be what's happening here though. I think it's more a Weapon X thing where they already HAD innate born with abilities (though didn't know it) and were thus experimented upon. I hope that's the case. Then I'm down with it and will be STOKED! I've DREAMED of X-Men in the MCU for so long now, same with FF. I'd possibly quite literally have to change my pants if Magneto and Doom work together. Now finally it's a possibility, just don't blow it. I think the FF is easier to integrate, say they were lost in the Negative Zone or something like that, but X-Men? Considering there are potentially hundreds of thousands of mutants is more difficult to explain where they've been and/or how they've come about and exist.
Next time the supposed hero pulls out an Android phone in a movie or television show, start getting suspicious. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Rian Johnson claimed Apple isn't keen on allowing its products to be used by villains.
“I don’t know if I should say this or not,” the Knives Out director said in a new Notes on a Scene video. “Not because it’s lascivious or something, but because it’s gonna screw me on the next mystery movie that I write. But forget it, I’ll say it, it’s very interesting. Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies—but, and this is very pivotal, if you’re ever watching a mystery movie, bad guys cannot have iPhones on camera.”
Without adding any spoilers, it is difficult to expand on that quote you shared above, but I would say they certainly are concentrating on more personal stories for these characters. Wanda goes through what you would expect someone to go through after so much loss... just with a very Wanda/Scarlet Witch chaos magic sort of Marvel Universe way.I just received a subscription to TV GUIDE from my cousin(early Christmas gift) and they mentioned Falcon and Winter Soldeir was meant to explore the "humanity and emotional growth of characters", I need to see those episodes still, but from what your saying it sounds like the shows, including Wandavision, are sort of reflecting what is going on in our society today. (?)