Apr
04
2014

Quote of the Day, This Relieves Me About The Captain America Movie edition.

Sonny Bunch, on the Captain America: Winter Soldier flick:

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo want you to know this isn’t your average popcorn comic book flick, the battles and bluster and bad guys notwithstanding. Rather, they’ve made what amounts to the biggest-budgeted paranoid thriller of all time.

I like 1970s paranoid thrillers, you see. A lot of them still work as movies, forty* years later. I sat down to watch Three Days of the Condor and The Boys from Brazil a few years ago as part of a deep dive into 1970s cinema (blame Damnation Decade), and it was fun: in fact, I should go ahead and finally watch Marathon Man tonight.  I’ve been meaning to.  So I’m happy to hear that we’re getting a big-budget example in the genre.

Moe Lane

*…Wow.  I’m getting old.

5 Comments

  • acat says:

    Is it safe?
    .
    Mew

  • nighttwister says:

    Marathon Man was really good. Saw it in the theater. Damnation Decade….. reminds me of the dystopian Damnation Alley.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Shorter Sonny Bunch: So yeah, it’s a political paranoid thriller, but thumbs up!
    .
    At least, that is the impression I get.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Pretty much, yeah. If you like that sort of thing, you’re golden.

      • midwestconservative says:

        I watched it last night, I’m not going to give you any spoilers, but it’s well worth the price of a movie ticket, GO WATCH IT.

        Seriously though, it’s more then just a passable filler movie between the Avengers like Cap 1, Thor 1 and 2 were.
        It’s a good standalone movie.

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