Skip to comments.The Avengers Is A Conservative Movie
Posted on 05/09/2019 4:59:37 AM PDT by Kaslin
Sure, The Avengers: Endgame is a conservative movie, just like Star Wars and Star Trek. Not Star Trek! shriek its doughy fanboys, who go on to point out how that cinematic universe embraces collectivism: the characters all conform, have no money and dont believe in God.
Fine, then Star Trek is a millennial movie series. No, scratch that Captain Kirk used to get babes and millennials are famously barren.
Now, its not like Avengers is blatant about its politics, as if the characters chose up sides in some sort of civil war. Oh wait, they did do that a few movies ago, didnt they? I am not really an expert watching the flick you would see the superfans get giddy in the theater every time there was an apparent callback to one of the 213 previous Marvel movies, and Id be lost. It was still fun, though.
What I mean is theres no partisan politics. None of the Avengers talk about digging Hillary who would actually be a particularly incompetent supervillain and none say MAGA, baby! outright, but you can pretty much tell. Tony Stark? Trump guy. Captain America, that insufferable priss? Defiantly Beto. The hot girl with Glocks? Shed pretend to be all liberal, but she would be one of those liberal chicks who seeks out Trump men.
Hawkeye? Trump. Thor? Trump. The Hulk? Mayor Pete, at least in human form. As the Hulk, definitely Trump.
Most of the stars and starlets involved dont see this in their characters. The generic guy who is Captain America is a goofy leftist in real life. The guy who plays the Hulk is one too. And the gal who plays Captain Marvel is super tiresome, always nattering about patriarchy and privilege and how its racist that no one can tell the difference between her and that blonde in The Hunger Games. Her Sandra Fluke vibe comes through in the movie, and every time she shows up on screen you expect her to announce her pronouns.
But otherwise, its played pretty straight with a few minor nods to political correctness. At one point, some unnamed extra talks about his recent date and then get ready for your minds to be blown, squares that date turns out to be ANOTHER GUY! But Captain America nods along unphased because, unlike us squares, hes cool with Man At Discussion Group #3s life choices. In fact, when Mike Pence, aka Dr. Cisgender, sends his robot Jesus army to gather up gay people and drag them to his conversion camp in a hollowed-out volcano, Captain America will be right there to fight the homophobic power.
The conservatism we are talking about in Avengers, in Star Wars and in at least the original Star Trek is a larger kind of conservatism. Its one that recognizes that there is good and evil, and that good is on the side of exceptional individuals rather than faceless masses of collectivist drones (like Imperial Stormtroopers, or all those interchangeable creatures the Avengers smash to bits). Government power is to be suspected and questioned theres often a conspiracy of bad guys embedded in the bureaucracy. The only difference between Hydra and our Deep State is that a looming doofus like James Comey who tweets pics of himself standing in cornfields inspires ridicule rather than fear.
In these series, as in real life, evil is personified in dictators like the cackling Star Wars Emperor or Endgames Thanos. Conservatives despise dictators and their henchmen while liberals swoon over them But but but muh Putin! babbles the socialist barista in a Che t-shirt. Thanos, who looks like a buff Barney, is a particularly interesting case because hes an ideological fanatic. He wants to snuff out trillions of beings for his crack-pot ideals. Thats all leftist as hell. Hes sort of a one-man space Khmer Rouge forcing the universe to take a Great Leap Forward. Sound familiar? It makes you wonder what sacrifices the adherents of the climate cult would demand to appease Gaia the global warming goddess? First, its your cheeseburgers, then its your Ford Expedition. What comes next ?
Gee, I wonder. Ask your local kulak. Oh, right
Thanos thinks hes doing good. The Empire thinks its doing good. The Borg collective thinks it is doing good. Socialists think they are doing good too, at least the dumb ones for whom its not just a power-grab. Utopian fanaticism is a slippery leftist slope that always ends in blood, a lesson these movies teach whether they intend to or not.
There is some collectivist nonsense in these series. For example SPOILER ALERT FROM 1982! in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Spock dies to save the USS Enterprise. Fine. This demonstrates that the acts of individuals, rather than of the collective, make history. But he whispers as he expires, The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Um, wait up. As a moral principle, recognizing the good in sacrificing to protect others is good. But as a guideline for ordering a society, it is utilitarian nonsense for credulous sophomores flirting with Marxism. The rights of the one must always outweigh the needs of the many, otherwise they are not rights at all. Spock should have figured that out.
Politics aside, Avengers: Endgame is a fine movie, a true Hollywood summer blockbuster that showcases the movie industry at its best. Its three hours long, and Ive seen it twice for reasons outside my control, yet I did not lose interest for a single moment. It certainly resonated with the young audience. And the message of loyalty, duty and the need to combat evil at whatever cost was a welcome one. Hopefully the audience will understand that the real evil in our world is not personified by the Orange Bad Man as some of its mouthier stars think, but in the recurring political herpes virus that is Marxist ideology.
Also, Game of Thrones is totally conservative.
Theres an element of gayness in the movie that just doesnt need to be there. Automatic disqualification in my book. NOT getting into my wallet.
Try again hollywierd
Well, it’s not a conservative movie. But it’s not liberal either (although it was made by and stars liberals). The short scene where the gay guy is talking about his dinner date is much ado about nothing. I liked the movie.
You might only sound half as stupid if you spelled “weird” correctly.
Not even close. The Cap fought against tyranny in Avengers: Civil War and against the Nazi's in Captain America: The First Avenger. There ain't no way, on God's green Earth, that Beto would do either of those.
There are inescapable ideas that, when you break them down, are Judaeo-Christian and conservative. But I hardly think that the Marvel world is anything but a mouthpiece for progressive ideology. It oozes out of every film they make and I can hardly watch them. Endgame came dangerously close to completely obliterating the movie at one point with its blatant progressive pandering. And with the promise of a lesbian batwoman and the gender fluidity of Captain Marvel... I’m pretty much done with my childhood indulgences. Time to focus on woodworking, fishing and MAGA.
This seems honest
Not a dime from me for Pedowood.
Being petty so early in the morning is wierd.
>>> Captain America, that insufferable priss? Defiantly Beto.
Kurt was talking about “that insufferable priss” (who happened to play Captain America) being definitely Beto.
Not Captain America.
Will not touch Captain Marvel (can't pay me enough to watch it), probably will watch the endgame (years from now, again for free on tv) just to close the circle.
Then I am DONE with the MCU.
p/s Star Trek is not conservative. Councilor Troy proudly announced “THEY” eliminated poverty on earth. No details on how, just a grandiose statement. Hint: It is not possible unless “THEY” make everybody ‘equal’.
The “unnamed extra” talking about his gay date in Endgame was the gay director of the movie!
Almost all the superhero/epic fantasy movies are conservative at heart. They are all about freedom and standing up to tyranny. Libs (including the stars of the films) are too stupid to get that. They always think the bad guy represents the current Republican president.
1) The inclusion of a forced "gay" relationship moment
2) The inclusion of a forced "all-female" action scene in the final battle.
Both instances felt totally forced and didn't flow with the story, but were highlighted specifically to push an agenda.
Black Panther is the only one I haven’t seen, along with End Game. I probably won’t bother with BP because from what I understand, regardless of cast color, it’s just not a good movie. We’ll definitely be watching End Game when we can watch it for free like all the others we’ve watched.
We can’t afford to pay to watch flicks. I’m sure leftist hollywood understands. They can call me Juan instead of John if it makes it easier for them.
I think End Game will probably be more fitting of a name than they realize. Since they’re about to go full gender wacko, they’ll never top End Game in $$$. Their profit on a graph will start looking like the NFL’s or an obama economy.
I took my son to see it, and just kept thinking that this 3 hour movie could have been over in 20 minutes if Superman had shown up.
I don’t care what it is.
Marvel killed off every reason I’d want to go see it.
The original Star Trek was pretty conservative, if not perfect. Thre’s a better article about it than this one but I can’t find it right now.
Kurt Schlichter NAILS IT.
ALL the time.
It wasn’t conservative or liberal, but it wasn’t all that good a movie. I thought it was just strung together.
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