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Wed Feb 21, 2024, 01:51 PM Feb 2024

New 'Civil War' Trailer Shows What a Civil War in Modern America Would Look Like [View all]

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.


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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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 2024 #25
Watch for the Hitchcock style Putin cameo. NBachers Feb 2024 #26
The book 'Ecotopia' offers a more likely scenario. pfitz59 Feb 2024 #27
Great book FrankChurchDem Feb 2024 #29
Maybe glorifying their sick fantasy with.... Think. Again. Feb 2024 #28
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