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she's probably back on the heroin why would he do that? How did Hulk end up on Sakaar in the first place? Was that ever explained? Her age is not going to be an issue and she'll do just fine for as long as this DC travesty has remaining. The DC Extended Universe has at the very best another 2 years before it is abandoned altogether. Five consecutive terrible movies that were all panned by critics... They might have gotten away with the first few because hardcore comic book fans will have paid to watch them no matter how bad they were but even so diehard fans are now saying enough is enough. It is unbelievable that the franchise has not already been scrapped. He's been in far far more movies that were complete and utter crap than he's been in Oscar worthy movies. Robert De Niro has also now been in far more movies that were complete and utter crap than he's been in Oscar worthy movies, but at least Mr De Niro was smart enough to get his Oscar worthy performances in first before he sold out to the highest paying producer who would pay him just for turning up. Wow, I'd heard Mark Hamill was paid less than 1% of Carrie Fisher's salary for the last 2 films but I didn't realise he was so desperate that he had to beg to the general public for his next meal. Poor bastard. .... When Iraqis and Kurds revolted against British rule in northern Iraq in 1920, Churchill, then secretary of state at the War Office, said: “I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favour of using poison gas against uncivilised tribes. It would spread a lively terror.” Of course, you will detect none of this side of Churchill from watching the Darkest Hour because, as usual, he is portrayed as a flawed but lovable rogue who endeavoured virtuously to save democracy and the free world from the jaws of fascism. The problem with this cliched narrative, however, is that, contrary to virtually every mainstream account, Churchill was in fact explicitly and openly supportive of fascism prior to the second world war, notably in Italy. He wrote lovingly to Mussolini: “What a man! I have lost my heart! […] Fascism has rendered a service to the entire world […] If I were Italian, I am sure I would have been with you entirely.” As late as 1935 he wrote affectionately of Hitler: “If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations.” Like the US government and much of the British Establishment at the time, including the royal family and the intelligence services, Churchill enthusiastically favoured fascism as a bulwark against Bolshevism and only became overtly anti-fascist when German expansionary ambitions directly threatened the empire. None of this is an exaggeration. You can, as is nowadays fashionable to say, “fact-check” it all. And this is to illustrate but a fraction of Churchill’s odiousness. The truth is that, behind the cult-like worship and glorification of him that plagues the Anglosphere, manifested in films like Darkest Hour, Churchill was in reality a horrid man who, if around today, would most certainly be ridiculed and reviled by decent-minded folk for the hideously archaic views he possessed. Wow, just who do they think is going to watch it? Certainly not anyone who's seen the first movie. View all replies >