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I haven't seen the first two, but I saw the 2016 Ghostbusters film and Captain Marvel. Neither struck me as even slightly political. What did you find in Captain Marvel that was in any way, shape or form political? How were either agitprop? Same for the Ghostbusters film. It was a comedy with no political overtones that I noticed. What did you perceive as political? I don't see any attempts at brainwashing going on, and i you disliked Captain Marvel or Ghostbusters, that's your call. Why would that offend me? I liked both films I saw, especially Captain Marvel. I have no political motivation for liking it, nor did I ever get even a tiny sense that there was any Message with a capital M being presented to me when I watched. I saw a great superhero film that was no different from any other Marvel film other than it had a female superhero. If casting a woman in the lead role is a political statement to you, then perhaps we just have a different idea of what the term means. As for the senile generation, I'm making what I believe to be a valid point. Old people have always condemned the art of the modern era as too permissive/liberal/immoral/you-name-it. Not every old person does this, of course, but as a whole, the older generation has forever been of the opinion that things were better back in their day, and kids these days are going to hell in a handbasket. That scene was hilarious. When they were going drawer by drawer in the morgue I was trying to figure out what he was looking for, and when I realized it was a tie I was very amused. I noticed that too. Did you also notice that they recycled the wizard costume from Dr. Strange for the wizard in this film? I think they blew all their budget on Thanos and had to kind of fake it the rest of the way. I absolutely do. Endgame wasn't a bad film, but it wasn't great, and it was certainly a letdown as the followup to a masterpiece like Infinity War. He posts a lot, grousing about black actors being cast in films. It makes one wonder. Then you weren't hanging around older people. I heard over and over about how they were pushing liberal politics, nudity to normalize immorality, too many blacks in movies, etc. etc. I remember my parents turning off Dead Poets Society because it was pushing a leftwing agenda, with that awful commie Robin Williams teaching children to question authority. "In our day, children listened to teachers, and liberal, free-spirit teachers like that were fired, and we didn't have teen pregnancy and crime!" And do you remember all the criticism of how poorly written the original Ghostbusters was? Remember the backlash against Good Morning Vietnam, or The Day After? Or any film that showed Vietnam as anything but a justified war that we would have won in a weekend had we just gone all in rather than pussyfooting about and half-assing it? Maybe you've just grown old, and like most other old people, aren't able to adapt to the times and can instead only remember "how great it used to be." In the '80s, the old people complained about how poorly written movies were, and how full of minorities and politics they suddenly were, not like in the good old days. In the '70s, '60s, '50s... you name it, old folks couldn't understand how such bad movies with such obvious political overtones were being made, unlike the good movies from when they were young. And I imagine when the first movies came out, a bunch of old people bitched and moaned then, too, wondering why these new motion picture things were so much worse than the plays and operas of their youth. I agree that one should watch the first ones first, and if possible, watch the original theatrical versions. The prequels can be skipped altogether, and one can jump right into the new trilogy. Maybe watch Solo in between the two, as it's a surprisingly great film-- it was written by Lawrence Kasdan, who also wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Raiders of the Last Ark-- but that's more of a "watch for fun" than necessary to the story. I'd skip Rogue One... like the prequels it offers nothing new, and kind of plods along, focused only on getting from a previously known Point A to an equally unsurprising and already determined Point B, without much drama in between. And yet, nostalgically perhaps he'd try anyway? And you know this how? I hung out with Tupac when he was younger, and know first-hand what he was like, at least pre-fame. He didn't seem to change much afterwards, and Mackie's performance, and the original poster's statements, are pretty true. View all replies >