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ificandream

(9,454 posts)
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:51 PM Feb 2024

New 'Civil War' Trailer Shows What a Civil War in Modern America Would Look Like

Is everyone aware of the new Civil War movie coming in April? I watched the trailer and I'm thinking this is some kind of right-wing propaganda piece, though I hope I'm wrong.

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And here's a short write-up about it

Story by David Arroyo • 22h

“Citizens of America. The people of the Florida Alliance and the Western forces of Texas and California will be welcomed back to these United States as soon as their illegal and secessionist government is deposed.” This is how the White House (with Nick Offerman at the helm) addresses all its citizens in the new trailer for ‘Civil War’ (below), the upcoming movie from Alex Garland.

The director of ‘Ex Machina’ and ‘Annihilation’, a master of science fiction and futuristic dystopias, is teaming up with A24 (a guarantee of quality) for another ambitious film whose title leaves little to the imagination. ‘Civil War’ will reflect what a civil war would look like in contemporary America. “In the not-too-distant future, the United States is about to plunge into a conflict that will have catastrophic consequences.”

The film will be released on April 26, 2024, and features a cast full of familiar faces, led by Kirsten Dunst (‘Spider-Man’, ‘Melancholia’), Jesse Plemons (‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Irishman’), Wagner Moura (‘Narcos’), Stephen McKinley Henderson (‘Fences’ and ‘Lady Bird’) and Cailee Spaeny (‘Priscilla’).


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New 'Civil War' Trailer Shows What a Civil War in Modern America Would Look Like (Original Post) ificandream Feb 2024 OP
I normally don't enjoy dystopian movies, but this looks like it might be fun to watch. Oopsie Daisy Feb 2024 #1
The director is more of a social satirist/commentator Cuthbert Allgood Feb 2024 #2
Thank you. ificandream Feb 2024 #7
I'm looking forward to JustAnotherGen Feb 2024 #3
Weird. She is using a film camera (non-digital). . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2024 #4
I can't wait to miss it. BannonsLiver Feb 2024 #5
I hate that this was made. themaguffin Feb 2024 #6
Same here Auggie Feb 2024 #12
I'll will wait for it to show up at the library or Netflix alfredo Feb 2024 #8
I've always imagined a pickup truck full of bearded MAGATs louis-t Feb 2024 #9
It would be exactly that. Voltaire2 Feb 2024 #11
California aligning with Texas? Polybius Feb 2024 #10
My question also. PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2024 #14
Maybe northern California... Shipwack Feb 2024 #15
Southern California would be more likely to align with Texas. ificandream Feb 2024 #16
There are pockets in SCA but the most are in Northern CA inland areas and Central CA chowder66 Feb 2024 #20
I didn't get RW from this at all TakeItEasy Feb 2024 #13
Do they show the part where I'm in a MAGAts driveway hiding behind his car with a switchblade? Guns are noisy! LOL n/t brewens Feb 2024 #17
watching that trailer reminds me of a book CANADIANBEAVER69 Feb 2024 #18
No way Nick Offerman would support a right-wing propaganda piece.... Happy Hoosier Feb 2024 #19
Utter nonsensical bullshit! flashman13 Feb 2024 #21
I suspect a modern civil war would amount to A-10s against the equivalent of the TX border truck convoy. nt Gore1FL Feb 2024 #22
My feeling was that the President is supposed to be a depiction of a far RW President NickB79 Feb 2024 #23
Well, at least its not a remake. Xolodno Feb 2024 #24
Who wins in the end? Polybius Feb 22 #25
Watch for the Hitchcock style Putin cameo. NBachers Feb 22 #26
The book 'Ecotopia' offers a more likely scenario. pfitz59 Feb 22 #27
Great book FrankChurchDem Feb 22 #29
Maybe glorifying their sick fantasy with.... Think. Again. Feb 22 #28

Cuthbert Allgood

(5,016 posts)
2. The director is more of a social satirist/commentator
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:54 PM
Feb 2024

He did Ex Machina and Annihilation. So I'm guessing it's less RW propaganda and more social commentary. Plus I highly doubt Offerman would be in RW propaganda.

louis-t

(23,323 posts)
9. I've always imagined a pickup truck full of bearded MAGATs
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:03 PM
Feb 2024

with their faces painted red, white and blue driving up and down my private road firing AK47s at all of the houses. Of course, by that time I will have obtained a bazooka.......

Voltaire2

(13,403 posts)
11. It would be exactly that.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:17 PM
Feb 2024

The same maga trucks with idiot flags and stickers, but with a mounted machine gun and a crew of meal team six shitheads.

They will use an app for death delivery.

Shipwack

(2,193 posts)
15. Maybe northern California...
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:30 PM
Feb 2024

North part of the state is more conservative. Every once in a while they'll grumble and threaten to leave and make up their own state.

Either way, strategically it would be a bit of a mess for them. Texas and California don't share a common border, so mutual aid would be difficult.

I'll wait 'til the movie is streaming, though

ificandream

(9,454 posts)
16. Southern California would be more likely to align with Texas.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:34 PM
Feb 2024

They have a lot of right-wingers in that area.

TakeItEasy

(25 posts)
13. I didn't get RW from this at all
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:22 PM
Feb 2024

In fact, quite the opposite.

Rightwingers don't like it when they are portrayed accurately.

I'll be looking forward to watching this movie.

brewens

(13,715 posts)
17. Do they show the part where I'm in a MAGAts driveway hiding behind his car with a switchblade? Guns are noisy! LOL n/t
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 02:37 PM
Feb 2024

CANADIANBEAVER69

(369 posts)
18. watching that trailer reminds me of a book
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:28 PM
Feb 2024

Swan Song by Robert McCammon. Those scenes are like excerpts from the book. The book takes place in America just before and after nuclear bombs are released in war. The Army of Excellence in the book is MAGA

Happy Hoosier

(7,521 posts)
19. No way Nick Offerman would support a right-wing propaganda piece....
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 03:30 PM
Feb 2024

I saw his show.... he detests the right-wing nuts.

Gore1FL

(21,214 posts)
22. I suspect a modern civil war would amount to A-10s against the equivalent of the TX border truck convoy. nt
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 04:24 PM
Feb 2024

NickB79

(19,312 posts)
23. My feeling was that the President is supposed to be a depiction of a far RW President
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 09:37 PM
Feb 2024

I'm getting serious Evangelical Xtian vibes from him in the trailer, and that his party has taken power in DC somehow.

Also at one point in the trailer, it states that the Western Alliance will reach DC by July 4th, which indicates that the government in power is losing badly. It also has the President giving orders to shoot any journalists on sight inside the Capital, which is very RW.

Personally, I think I will go see this. I love a lot of the movies the director has worked on previously.

And if it is what I think it is, it's a good commentary on the worst-case scenario if the far right takes power.

Polybius

(15,580 posts)
25. Who wins in the end?
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 02:55 AM
Feb 22

On second thought, don't tell me. I want to be surprised, although I think there's a 99% chance the Union will win again. I can't see them making the Rebels victorious.

pfitz59

(10,445 posts)
27. The book 'Ecotopia' offers a more likely scenario.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 05:32 AM
Feb 22

If the US has another civil war, it will likely divide the nation into 4 or 5 warring regions. Far Left coast, Intermountain, Upper Midwest, Deep South and Northeast. I know the gun-humpers have been salivating for the opportunity to use their stockpiles of weapons and ammo. Kyle Rittenhouse was not an aberration; he was a forerunner.

Think. Again.

(9,141 posts)
28. Maybe glorifying their sick fantasy with....
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 06:08 AM
Feb 22

....high-production modelling isn't such a great idea?

I'm sure it's good for media-industry marketers but there are other considerations involved in building a fan-base for this particular theme.

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