Civil War movie

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  1. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised there wasn't already a thread about this, but there is an upcoming movie about a future US civil war:



    Looks interesting but it's hard to say, based on the trailer, if this civil war makes any sense. This is supposed to be how the country is split up in the movie:

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    Don't seem natural...

    Anyway I thought this might be a better fit for the political opinions section but if the mods think it should go in the movie section, feel free to move it.
     
  2. JohnHamilton

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    Gee, I'm surprised that South Carolina who started the first Civil War is among "the Loyalist States." Also California should be "a loyalist state." Its politicians have more power and influence that any other single state.
     
  3. Lil Mike

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    That's why I posted the map. It doesn't seem to make sense based on current political configurations, but that may be exactly the point. If the producers want to tell a story about a possible civil war they may want to take anything resembling contemporary politics out of it.
     
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    I read something about this. Looks like a movie worth watching. The fact that Texas and California are on the same side is intended to ensure that nobody confuses this with real life. But some people will anyway...

    Though not impossible in 2026. Go Beto!
     
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  5. Lil Mike

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    New Civil War map just dropped...

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    A new map, which seems to contradict the previous ones.

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    Looks like good entertainment.
     
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    The trailers look interesting and A24 has done some good work. We'll see.
     
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    How are Texas and California on the same side?
     
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    I doubt the previous one was a real one.
     
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    yardmeat Well-Known Member

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    See post #6.
     
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    That could be.
     
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    Wild Bill Kelsoe Well-Known Member

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    But, Golem hadn't seen that map when he posted.
     
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    You didn't ask how he knew. You asked how it was so. To remind you, the question was: "How are Texas and California on the same side?"

    Meanwhile you have no idea if Golem had seen the map or not. He made it clear he had been reading about the movie. This thread is not the only source of information about the film.
     
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    Have you watched or will you watch the movie:
     
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    Darthcervantes Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    most movies done by A24 are good IMO. I will definitely see this
     
  17. Lil Mike

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    I finally got around to seeing this yesterday. As I thought, the politics were totally stripped out so it was just one side against another side, other than the fact that the President was in his third term, so that may have been the instigation of the war. It was very grim, but a good movie. I recommend.
     
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    So the movie wasn't hyper partisan? Just an enjoyable film? really?
     
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    Well the natural default would have been to make a movie like this against valiant defenders of Democracy vs Racist Maga types attempting to establish a dictatorship. But that immediately cuts your potential audience in half, so they did in a way that never mentioned the cause, and the rebel "Western Forces" were primarily California and Texas; not a normal natural teamup for politics.
     
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    I went in expecting to enjoy it, and it really surpassed my expectations. If the film was partisan in any way, it was more so against journalists than any political side.
     
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    Cool thanks for the recommendation. I am gonna see it. I recommend "the hunt" as well.
     
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    I was just thinking about that one as well. Pretty good stuff, and I liked a lot of the casting choices.
     
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    I hope it flops big time.

    ‘People don’t want to think about civil war, no matter how many right wing voices promote the idea.
     
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    LOL, here we go! I knew someone was gonna turn a simple movie thread into a partisan poop show, i just thought it might make it to at least page 2 first
    You folks never disappoint!
     
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    Its a British war movie about an imaginary civil war in US, and its characterized as "apolitical exercise in narrative emptiness", but I guess if you like action movies, then maybe it's for you. Maybe they thought it would be a money-maker given the number of people in US who talk about the need for a civil war.
     
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