Civil War Movie

Just finished this and I genuinely don't understand the discussion surrounding this film. It seems like people are just mad because they expected it to be something that it never was. It's a good movie and has logical conclusions and realistic scenarios. You should watch it if you haven't.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What did /misc/PrepHole realistically expect this movie to be? Don't tell me you were expecting is to be a modern commentary on red v blue states due to things like the Trump administration and covid dividing the nation?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think they expected it to portray more of the militaristic side of things but I'd argue that would just make the film seem more biased whereas the press angle is a more neutral stance on the war

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cos Alex Garland pretending American press can be neutral in by 2024 is weirdly tone-deaf. Like pretending everything's fine in main character syndrome from The Zone of Interest.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >American press
          but they even mention in the film that those reporters are from reuters which is headquartered in london and owned by a canadian corporation

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It doesn't pretend press are neutral at all, it constantly calls into question their ethics and paper thin neutrality. It's even more on the nose than nightcrawler.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Garland was smart to avoid that regardless of what IQlets on this board think. The problem with doing this is that it makes actual discussion of the points the movie raises impossible because people will just fight over the real-world politics instead. Remember The Hunt (2020)? The ONLY articles or conversation around that movie were just gateways to actual political discourse instead of people talking about the movie itself (which was pretty fun/dumb in a relatively safe way) and now it's been memoryholed.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the coward was smart to do nothing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yup

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      /misc/ seems to have wanted the movie to be "trump bad" so they could be mad at it and now are mad it wasn't that and they couldn't be mad at it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thirdies like Indians, pakis and Chinese and their diaspora thought it would start a civil war in America

      Yep. They are actually moronic. Not lol xd stupid. Actually moronic. The Indians had the funniest predictions on their chat boards. Pages and pages of psuedo babble about neo liberals anglo elite hegemony etc

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seems like you're projecting. No. I'm sure that you are

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it's an A24 motion picture count me in

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it's an A24 motion picture count me out

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you didn't watch this movie in cinema you're barred from the discussion even if your opinion is correct.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why? what difference did it make?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because good films don't get made anymore because morons go to cinema only to watch shit like barbie and oppenheimer, I won't even mention capeshit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          well what can I say? I don't really pay for any of the media I consume. i read comics/manga online for free, i pirate music, movies i watch for free online. about the only media i do pay for is videogames and even those i've stopped playing as much because they're so overmonetized now

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you anon are a fricking hero

            because good films don't get made anymore because morons go to cinema only to watch shit like barbie and oppenheimer, I won't even mention capeshit.

            >good films don't get made anymore
            stopped reading right there before you said something stupid

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You sound like a east euro roach.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm american
              inb4 you say "what kind of american" yes I know funny reference haha

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ha you got me lol.. but seriously what kind of american?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The one that doesn't go to the cinema apparently but "loves" movies.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm from new england

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why do you pay for videogames when friendly russian site exists?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah frick that man, you're acting like I owe cinema some debt of gratitude when in reality cinema owes me, I kept going to the theatre long after films had become in the main complete shit. There's a debt of entertainment value in their name that they've not even begun to service.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oppenheimer was so much better than civil war, thats a movie worth seeing in the theater

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My Dude when they showed Einstein walk out like an Avengers end credit scene and name dropped Kennedy I pogged in the heckin theatre. That was pure kinema.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the dialog and audio was the strong points of the movie, nice to have a movie loaded with dialog in the modern day that is serious

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I would put this squarely as frontrunner for the Oscar for best sound. I will be seriously surprised if it doesn't win it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. saw it twice in the theater.

      And I haven't gone to watch a movie twice in the theater since Lord of the Rings.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was horrible, you didn't watch it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t's a good movie
      It is moronic and so are you.

      at least explain why you thought it was bad

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The shitty writing.
        >Random sniper takes a shot at Pablo Escobar
        >While he's running past the two prone snipers
        >They can somehow spot the sniper but he can't spot them

        >Fat guy from Dune gets shot through the stomach despite being in the seat in front of Pablo Escobar

        >No one dies while storming The White House

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No one dies while storming The White House
          but several people did die including the reporter
          >Fat guy from Dune gets shot through the stomach despite being in the seat in front of Pablo Escobar
          who do you think the shooter was aiming at? obviously the driver to immobilize the vehicle

          as for the sniper thing who knows it's clear he shot at the reporter because he was visible and moving. not exactly sure how they could see him but he couldn't see them but maybe they had moved positions and he wasn't aware yet

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >but several people did die including the reporter
            One dead journalist and a single humvee with two people in it, meanwhile dozens of defenders died. That's not how this shit works.
            >who do you think the shooter was aiming at? obviously the driver to immobilize the vehicle
            How? He was driving in a straight line and the shooter had to put a bullet through Escobar to hit him.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it's clear the western forces were much better equipped and knew their shit and were literally winning. why would you expect a bunch of them to die?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They were attacking a heavily fortified area.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That they had probably been shelling for hours if not days. The western forces were made up of california and texas. They had all the guns and all the money.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >meanwhile dozens of defenders died. That's not how this shit works
              I know the movie isn't explicit about this but there's an effort to show that the secessionists (the people that win every single gunfight we see) are clearly more professional military than the people who lose.

              The overhead pan of the WF before the assault on DC shows that the WF are highly organized, disciplined in how the camp was cleanly arranged, and had access to military hardware that requires a supply chain that could only be maintained by a proper military and bureaucracy. The secessionists had respect for the press, and they said the President didn't. The secessionists spared a coffin for Sam, something you likely wouldn't expect of a President who air strikes Americans. Sam made it incredibly clear the President did some heinous shit before and the implication to me was that the military proper was having none of it hence why the Federal Government was losing, it had lost basically the most competent elements of the military. The Generals that supported the President clearly didn't command enough loyalty for shit because they seemingly didn't bring enough hardware with them to defend DC.

              Another sign that the Federal Government consisted of shitters was that they had a last-stand at the Lincoln Memorial. Like if you had any fricking respect for America, you wouldn't barricade yourself there I mean Lincoln is arguably more sacred than the White House as far as Americana is concerned outranked only by the Statue of Liberty, maybe.

              The movie is very smart at making the President and his supporters out to be a total pieces of shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that ending was insanely anticlimactic, and the part where the president surrenders and they murder him and his family without any remorse was a nasty leftist fantasy I didn't need to see

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >t's a good movie
    It is moronic and so are you.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people that were expecting a battle movie might want to see BUSHWICK ... good movie with dave bautista (i enjoyed both of these... and bushwick is more like the movie civil trailers seemed to be)

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >still on about film that used le ai posters

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was okay. also i thought the girl, Jessie, was like 15

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i think that's kind of the point to hammer in the idea that she was young and inexperienced

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think the point is that you're expecting her to get raped along with all the other female journalists filming multiple war crimes

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fine im downloading it

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You should watch it if you haven't.
    no thanks

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Civil War is Nightcrawler for women. To improve this movie, just watch Nightcrawler instead (and play Modern Warfare afterwards)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek this is a moronic post but i had similar thoughts.
      the reporter being unfazed and actually getting more involved with scenes of death. war on us soil with the helicopters and the siege on dc.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >jessie goes in the chinaman's car causing the chinamen to die
    >jessie goes into the middle of the hallway causing kirsten dunst to die
    also
    >black kween is the one to kill the president (played by man famous for being republican in the tv show)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stupid inexperienced reporter does stupid shit color me shocked

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ya seethe?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          why would I seethe? it was a good movie. believe me if it was bad I'd be trashing it nonstop

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            seething confirmed

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              damn you got me I'm seething hard

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >crying_wojak_with_mask.jpg

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This movie is literally too smart for this board to discuss it.
                PrepHole now quality wise is just a tier below the YouTube comment section., regardless of the subject.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                this is a generic a24 movie you moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                My point exactly.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                a24 movies are the most interesting movies you can see in theaters and I'll die on that hill kiss my tiny penis.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >PrepHole now quality wise is just a tier below the YouTube comment section
                been like that for years now

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                +1 but its been this bad since 2015-2016 probably further back honestly but i was on that level before then

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >alex fartland movie
                >smart
                >t.moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're correct. Even as we speak, you'll get anons calling you moronic like the spastic twitterBlack folk they are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He’s famous for being a libertarian in parks and recreation dumbass

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was trying to place the camerman and realise it's the "Go home gamer girl" guy

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its a self insert film. They made both sides so bland on purpose so each side could decide what party was “the bad guys”. I understand the move but it made it incredibly boring as a film

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like you're placing too much emphasis on the war itself which I guess isn't expected considering the movie is literally called civil war but the movie was about the reporters and the general day to day experiences of what living in a war torn country is like. It's not about who's right and who's wrong because at the end of the day most citizens don't give a frick.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you are correct anon. PrepHole sucks

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i also just watched it and thought it was really good. extremely surprised and pleased they managed to stay politically neutral on the entire thing. makes sense since the movies about war photographers. it shows a lot of restraint while keeping it really gripping throughout, especially that ending.

    would recommend

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >My point exactly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Seethe brainlet

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you're seething

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How would PrepHole make an interesting civil war movie?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Buy camera.
      Wait 5 years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do a film like Gettysburg: A story focused on a the lead-up to and events of a single pivotal battle in a civil war, that focuses on the motives and heroism of both sides, but in a contemporary setting.

      Making a civil war movie and focusing it on fricking journos was moronic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >garland made ideological trash, i cant prove it but its true
        >if it was up to me, it would be ideological trash but according to my ideology
        lmao

        >2024
        >country is very divided IRL
        >one of the few things we all agree on is pure hatred for slimy dishonest "journalists"
        >make "le civil war" film about divided country
        >make the lead protagonists of our action adventure war film two female journalists
        Incredibly tone deaf, but fitting from a pretentious Bong with nothing relevant to say about American culture.

        >pick me girl wanna be journalist gets everyone but the thrill junkie killed
        lmao yeah real tone deaf!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do an Apocalypse Now type of story:

      A squadron of soldiers fighting for a faction in the civil war are sent on a mission to make contact with a commander in charge of some nuclear missile complex that's gone dark (think like a fictional equivalent of Cheyenne Mountain). The story follows the soldiers as they make their way across the United States, witnessing the country's collapse into madness: Military police dragging draftees out of their homes to go fight, civilians caught in the middle of disputes between militias and gang leaders-turned-warlords, opposing battalions slaughtering each other as they trade the ruins of some worthless little town in the middle of nowhere back and forth every day, etc.

      Eventually they make their way to the base and discover the commander's gone rogue, leading a little doomsday cult and talking about firing off their missiles to trigger a nuclear holocaust; seeing the country as not being worth saving anymore. The remaining squad members are killed trying to take the base, and the squad leader kills the rogue commander, but the ending leaves it ambiguous whether, after witnessing all the horrors on their journey, he decides to carry out the commander's plan or not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Military police dragging draftees out of their homes to go fight
        why would this happen?
        >civilians caught in the middle of disputes between militias and gang leaders-turned-warlords
        I thought they were being drafted?
        >opposing battalions slaughtering each other as they trade the ruins of some worthless little town in the middle of nowhere back and forth every day
        why would they do that? it's a civil war they don't care about worthless towns they care about managing infrastructure, so it can't be worthless

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >why would this happen?
          Well for starters, no one is joining the military IRL today, moron. USA total military reserves is something like 40k. In a Civil War with even sides, that's nothing and will be cut by half after a few days of artillery barrages. So yeah, in another US Civil War, you can bet your ass you are getting drafted outside and sent off into the trenches.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >n
        >
        Eventually they make their way to the base and discover the commander's gone rogue, leading a little doomsday cult and talking about firing off their missiles to trigger a nuclear holocaust; seeing the country as not being worth saving anymore.
        reddit
        >amibguous whether, he decides to carry out the commander's plan or not.
        hooooooly reddit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah this sounds kino. You also have plenty of good ideas to steal from Ukraine.
        >unmarked vans pulling up and recruiters abducting you
        >rolling blackouts
        >drones dropping explosives from nowhere
        >men dressing up as women to dodge the draft
        and sparkle some
        >badass ac130 death from above
        >planes getting shot out of the sky and crashing into buildings
        >nukes
        Pussies never did that as it’s too extreme and they would rather do safe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anon doesnt realize the british hack homosexual moron who wrote it was aping this moving the whole time and failing miserably

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >dragging draftees out of their home to go fight
        now theres something that should be depicted, incredibly common fear among this young generation, i pray to god being 30 means i wont ever have to get drafted

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >right wing terror cells vs left wing bureaucracy
      >normies just brutalized confused and angry the whole time
      >conflict does not appear to be ending any time soon
      I would just do Come and See but in America tbqh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is already wayyy better idea, there was almost none of the misery that a civil war would put on normal people, none of the families split up and banishing each other

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brother war. The major politicians and military figures know each other, and either regret fighting each other or are chomping at the bit over petty slights.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just make it a pov as a PrepHolener and how you're coping in your manhole seeing the world collapse in your very eyes while you're still at it shitposting around on the internet for fun. Would probably end with you being forced to leave your house to your doom

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have it set some time after the conflict. The protagonist would be a world weary veteran and government official investigating a possible insurgent attack aided by outside actors, dealing with the growing bureaucracy, corruption, and ineptitude of the new nation he's serving, and wrestling with the trauma and doubts of what he believes and what he had done, ending with him spiraling down back into the brutal monster he was long ago.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2024
    >country is very divided IRL
    >one of the few things we all agree on is pure hatred for slimy dishonest "journalists"
    >make "le civil war" film about divided country
    >make the lead protagonists of our action adventure war film two female journalists
    Incredibly tone deaf, but fitting from a pretentious Bong with nothing relevant to say about American culture.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      War journalism isn't your daily reality tv show biden vs trump smackdown you mouthbreathing mongoloid.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't exactly think this movie painted journalists in the best light though. The hispanic journalist was an adrenaline junkie who was clearly in for the thrill of watching things blow up. Then you have the reporters in the movie literally admitting to one another that they'd prioritize taking photos of each other's deaths instead of trying to save one another. It's a mindset you have to be in is the way they seemingly justified it but it seems psychotic in a way. Still I think a movie showing that reporters are still people is a good thing even if the organizations they're a part of don't help society as much as they hurt it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The point is we still have to give a shit about the characters we're following around for a 2+ hour adventure. Whether they're portrayed as great people or not doesn't matter, they aren't interesting. Always tell the story about the most interesting characters in the story. Have Austin Butler or Glen Powell play an independent soldier, have Jesse Plemons play a proper villain and feature the journalist characters but don't make the whole thing about them. No one gives a shit about post wall Kirsten Dunst and her photo taking charisma void adventure.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Always tell the story about the most interesting characters in the story.
          They are the most interesting characters in the story you moronic frick.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >post civil war america
            >most interesting characters are two roasties with nikon cameras
            Kek you don't believe this

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Actually watch a movie/read a book once in a while loser.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shut up homosexual. There are thousands of more interesting possible characters in that story world. A thousand different Rambo or Kurtz style soldiers that would be fascinating in post CW America. Following two c**ts with cameras for 2 hours fricking stinks.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Grow up mankid.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Grow a pair of balls kek. This homie identifies with Kirsten Dunst for his war movie experience.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh sorry didn't see you there mr. Rambo.
                kek fricking kys

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              the fallout in global politics and economics would dwarf whatever domestic shit normal americans were doing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          eh I dunno
          I came to care about the group because they seemed like a family down the composition lol could have been a mother, father, daughter, and grandpa instead of reporters and i think that was done intentionally because the aim of the film was to show how a civil war would impact the lives of daily people. I think they probably did about the best job they could would a runtime less than 2 hours. I do wish we had gotten more of jesse plemons though

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like the intro clip show. I remembered almost all of them from livestreams. I'm at the part after the gas station where they're sitting on the couch. If it's just a journo roadtrip, it's gonna be kinda gay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Watch the whole thing in one sitting you adhd homosexual you just discarded the validity of any opinion you have on it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        kek, I'm watching it right now. I don't have an opinion yet. Get off your high horse, goober.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >goober
          You wish you can work as hard as I do.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only watched it for Cailee Spaeny,

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's a good movie
    every single performance is dogshit (except maybe the old black guy)
    the script, especially the dialogue, is terrible
    the editing is bad
    the mise-en-scene is OBNOXIOUS
    the soundtrack is pervasive poorly chosen pop music
    frick this homosexual ass movie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      alright buddy settle down
      I do agree the soundtrack could have been better at least

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        settle down? why? for what?
        I come into this thread expecting people to actually address how AWFUL this movie is for the RIGHT reasons; it's glaringly obvious, how can PrepHole not see even the bad performances for what they are?
        how can I come into this thread where homosexuals just brush over the awful filmmaking on display here to talk about how "realistic" it is and be calm?!?!?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh frick he's going nuclear

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Take emotions out of the business. Every day you die inside more and more because emotions get in the way. Separate yourself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          tldr OP is a whiny homosexual

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            oh frick he's going nuclear

            yes but seriously
            the praise or denigration of this movie itt only comes from people saying whether it's "based and realistic" or "cringe and not realistic"
            Garland is a hack homosexual and it's not even because of his moronic cuckold fantasies and political views

            Take emotions out of the business. Every day you die inside more and more because emotions get in the way. Separate yourself.

            whatever
            I'm calm now I guess
            you people don't deserve me
            frick Black folk I'm fricking goated

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I appreciated them using Suicide for the soundtrack tbh be honest

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What discussion? The movie played everything so safe you can't even get mad at it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >movie about a civil war
      >plays everything safe
      That's exactly why you *should* get mad at it.

      Hell, I'd almost respect it more if it were blatant and cartoonishly over-the-top. The fact that a movie about a fricking civil war tries to be so milquetoast and unoffensive is insulting.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm surprised non Americans haven't made fun of it by saying Americans would start a war for literally no reason just to shoot each other

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly a fricking farce comedy where America starts a full-blown civil war over some minor shit and ends up nuking itself to oblivion in the end would be hilarious.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            HBO actually did this in the 90s and it’s pretty good and scarily prophetic.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked the Asian reporter at the end
    >Verification not required

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it finished downloading awhile ago and then i lost interest
    turning it on now

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kind of an unsatisfying, frustrating film to watch (characters doing stupid shit all of the time) with a few kino scenes but ultimately had nothing important to say
    yeah, you don't "need" backstory/lore, character development, a "message", or a satisfying conclusion but it helps make movies be entertaining to watch
    it's just a bunch of vignettes strung together and the 1000th "the road" type kino that's been done to death

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I suppose but what more can you say about a civil war other than it's bad and will make life worse for most people? At the very least they touched on the subject of inequality with that one nice neighborhood seemingly untouched by that war meanwhile most places look like they just got nuked

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny to see PrepHole get so mad that this film didn't outwardly go through the politics of each state and what they wanted. The film literally spells it out in the beginning. The guy is a Trump stand in. When he's preparing his speech he says something like "People are calling this one of the greatest victories every". Who speaks that stupidly? Trump. If this film went into its politics this board would be unusable for a month due to all the crying from Trumpgays.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      +1

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we could have given you what you wanted but we didnt because uh... you'd get mad or something

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its terrible i could barely get thru the opening and fast fowarded to my man fatt todd

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think I've fallen in love for the first time in years. So petite and fragile. But at the same time, in those jeans her legs and ass looked chubby, and her walking was very clumsy. She is literally perfect. I hope she starts being cast more often, at least like other girls her age like Ortega or Annya

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed. Her ass in those mum jeans had me at half mast

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      She's better actress tbh

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Latinx men are truly the master race. I welcome the new Americans.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit those perky breasts and that fat ass

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Somebody please kill me.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Te amo Pablo Emila Escobar doss lavos

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this movie. It's not about the war, it's about the journalists. the ins and outs of the war are irrelevant, I think it would have hurt what's basically a bottle episode on wheels if they had expanded more on the nature of the conflict.

    Also god bless whichever costume designer said
    >Yeah I think Jessie's uh resilient vulnerability or whatever would be best reflected by squeezing Cailee's chunky juicy ass into the tightest jeans available

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree. The implied message is that the war doesn't fricking matter. What matters is how the war affects everyday real people and you see that in the scene where a mother can't get water for her child or where people are killed simply because they "aren't american enough"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is why half of the fans like the movie, because tight teen ass

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    missed the discussion around this what was it? muh sports team?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well I haven't read everything but I did catch a few reviews and some people were really shitting on the film because it wasn't what they had hoped instead of watching it for what it is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it wasn't what they had hoped instead of watching it for what it is
        People hated "Downsizing" when it came out because it was a bland movie following uninteresting characters that did absolutely nothing interesting with the amazing premise that it sold audiences on in trailers and press releases.

        Can you see why people might hate a "Civil War" movie that follows a bunch of uninteresting characters and does nothing interesting with the concept of a second American Civil War?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I could see how you would be disappointed but I don't see how you could hate it for that. It's all in your head the movie was never about the specifics of the war. If you want to be angry about the marketing sure but the movie itself was pretty good

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Half of actual movie reviews by professionals are this kind of crap nowadays. “Oh it was well done but I wanted it to be a completely different movie about something else so zero stars”

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Half of actual movie reviews by professionals are this kind of crap nowadays. “Oh it was well done but I wanted it to be a completely different movie about something else so zero stars”

        When movies advertise themselves as one thing and deliver another, it's reasonable for a review to reflect that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That’s fair in situations like Argylle where the marketing department is intentionally pulling a malicious bait and switch on the audience. But most of the time it has nothing to do with the trailer and it’s just the reviewer being an autistic moron.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The answer to the "what kind of American are you?" Is "I'm Chinese" and Todd shoots the guy.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ultimately an ok movie that couldve benefited from a few simple things imo
    >an extrapolation scene involving a map before the road trip explaining the various areas and who theyre controlled by and why that'll be passing through
    >mexican guy shouldve been doing voice interviews with along the way for more world building and detail
    >cut the Apache firing from 20ft in the air scene and instead have close quarter infantry scenes where the opposing sides yell at each other about their sides motivations
    >the kid shouldve been doing live stream/ new journalism to say something about or contrast agaisnt the change in media currently happening

    felt to me like this movie got green light off a sentence long pitch and they never really went any deeper into it than that original idea

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >mexican guy shouldve been doing voice interviews with along the way for more world building and detail
      I agree with this one at least. I think the others would have taken away from the movie ironically

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All shit ideas, stop posting your bad ideas.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        his ideas werent great but neither are a single one from this movie with a such an obvious premise

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's toothless and boring.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's his problem?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's an incel

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would there be snipers on the statue of liberty, isn't it a small island in the bay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some moron thought it looked cool and no one realized they wouldn't have any people to shoot and no way of getting down

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no way of getting down
        There's a stairs

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Huh, I didn't know that. I read it's just closed to the public so that makes sense

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, I expected a good film. A toothless war film that tries to say something but ultimately says nothing. The very definition of style over substance.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what would you have preferred it said? and don't say something generic. tell me something specific you would have liked the film to say

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People with the complaint "it said nothing" really mean that they wanted it to speak for their political views. Hence why MovieBob and The Critical Drinker can both have opinion on Civil War.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *the same opinion

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that if you fight a war it better be worth something

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watched it for free and kind of regretted the time I wasted on it. Has one or two kino scenes, but the premise is totally wasted. Movie also pretends to take a neutral stance, but it's clearly pozzed with the absolute worst characters all being white guys (inbred christian redneck carwash, meth damon, not trump).

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People calling it realistic, defend this
    >the rebels having a shootout against some military dudes in a building on a hill end up losing somehow
    >White House defended by literally a guard tower and 2 guards
    >that stupid getaway where secret service rams into two parked cars, literally can’t even drive in a straight line
    >no White House bunker
    >no nukes
    I mean it was alright, I guess I expected more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>the rebels having a shootout against some military dudes in a building on a hill end up losing somehow
      Things are going pretty bad for the army if armed dudes can finish a squadron
      House defended by literally a guard tower and 2 guards
      The last of the dedicated loyalists and secret service, which was more like a couple dozen
      >>that stupid getaway where secret service rams into two parked cars, literally can’t even drive in a straight line
      The first lady and co. May have been a stupid, desperate ploy.
      >>no White House bunker
      Plot convenience. It would be boring to watch a prolonged drilling scene
      >>no nukes
      It's usually seen as a bad look to nuke your own country

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The nukes thing is interesting. Apparently the US federal government does not have any method of remotely disabling or detonating its missiles, though they do allegedly require some kind of federal authorization to fire. That being said, the same kind of logic is why the Union was so bad at fighting the south during the actual civil war at first since they didn't want to actually harm any infrastructure. Once based Sherman got involved things quickly turned in the Union's favor.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's a good movie
    What movie did you watch? Couldn't be the one I did, because the entire premise is absolute fricking bullshit and it is trying to invoke an emotional response out of the viewer that it's so contrived. The concept of "journalism" being sacred is just as much bullshit as "the government is sacred" bullshit it tries to play of off and create on the film. and c**ts pretending that they're doing something important by taking pictures. The movie is absolute fricking shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The concept of "journalism" being sacred
      I didn't really get that impression from the movie at all. If anything it painted journalism in a bad light

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because you're watching the movie like a normie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hard to say what the frick Garland was going for because the execution is so unremarkable. He clearly tries to make journalism look cool, but he also emphasizes the destructive trauma that comes with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not what it's about though. It's just about them as people, reacting to their situation. It's basically Monsters but instead of monsters it's a civil war, which is why they called it Civil War.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, you mean femme-slop. Yeah you're right. Much ado about absolutely fricking NOTHING with the contrived emotionalism and Air of importance. The movie is garbage

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's this movie put right now called Atlas, it's absolute fricking garbage about Jlo in a mech but I think you might like it, it's got a very clear and simple narrative with a lot of exposition and a bunch of battle scenes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I watched that slop, today, too. Once again, they've managed to turn everything into femme-slop and we won't be disappointed with anything that is released in the future, in that regard.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You
              Are
              Brain damaged

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A fricking montage of clips accompanied with pathetic music and literally only 13 minutes of actual acting.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i wish it was a found footage film instead, couldnt finish

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >realistic scenarios.
    How was it realistic?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how was it unrealistic

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Playing off of contemporary sentimentality that are just as dumb and inane as its portrayal in the movie. homosexuals in the military, for example, trying to take out some unknown rando in a house, who is shooting at them for, again, unknown reasons. Just morons killing each other for no good (subjective) reasons other than, "he's trying to kill me, so, I'm trying to kill him."

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's your point here?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That the movie, the writers and everyone else involved are FRICKING LAZY and will give you trash and only morons would say it's "good" or "not bad", because they have been lobotomized into accepting this standard as being creative.

        >Just morons killing each other for no good (subjective) reasons other than, "he's trying to kill me, so, I'm trying to kill him."
        fricking kek but that's literally unironically what war is. do you genuinely think most soldiers actually give a frick about whatever bullshit cause their superiors say they're fighting for?

        Oh, wow. The moronation is evident and you're doing EXACTLY what it is I'm saying the creators are doing. Waiting at the finish line to gather up everything that is useful and regurgitate it as a matterpiece. I'm literally making you think about it all and all you're doing is formulating responses based on shit I titillate and make you think about, but, is always going to be portrayed as if it's your idea and thoughts and I'm the issue. You're pathetic.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          your viewpoints are entirely founded on your view of war as some coordinated fight for some just cause when that's just straight up not what war is like for pretty much everyone involved

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're too moronic to comprehend what I'm saying, far more to comprehend how fricking moronic you are.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              because ironically you're not saying anything like you're accusing the movie of doing

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              So did you want to see the war room and militia bases and fronts of guerrilla warfare?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes. Was it too much to expect a
                >war
                from a movie called
                >Civil War
                The main characters weren’t lovable at all and all the good war shit ended by the time the movie even started. Let’s see some cool government weapons and destruction and people going crazy. Literally entertain me with something more than a fricking road trip.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did the advertising lead you to believe it would be a overview style movie? I thought the trailers made it seem as though it would have a system shocking, uncertain tone

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's not really a point though, you haven't really articulated anything

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the elites order you and don't want you to think about why you're here
          >this movie is not telling me why I'm here? Trash.
          It doesn't matter why they're there. They couldn't stop things even if they knew

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think the strange reaction to this movie is a reflection of this country's severely downgraded educational system. How so many insist that there is nothing there or the movie has nothing to say. It's becoming clearer and clearer that critical thinking is NOT something to be taught or employed in schools in current age. Just listen to the dogma being taught in class and accept is as gospel. Independent thinking and deductive reasoning is severely frowned upon and leads to heresy and becoming a CHUD. Or and Incel. The current system has it all figured out so no reason to look further. Only bad things await those that look further so don't do it. Don't look beneath the surface, or behind the curtain of ANYTHING. ...move along there is nothing to see.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >war is le bad and makes you los humanity
            yeah naw, theres a thousand better less moronic movies not made by some british hack that exist
            this movie is a meaningless piece of shit

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Exhibit: A

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Just morons killing each other for no good (subjective) reasons other than, "he's trying to kill me, so, I'm trying to kill him."
      fricking kek but that's literally unironically what war is. do you genuinely think most soldiers actually give a frick about whatever bullshit cause their superiors say they're fighting for?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Idk makes sense to me.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For my money, the movie is saying that the reasons and ideologies and borders that led to the war mean next to nothing in the end because they fall to the wayside as it becomes more and more difficult who the enemy even is, and who they even think you are.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but what kind of american are you?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm from Puerto Rico

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm batman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes this is what its doing and is the only valid interpretation. you can literally write off anyone complaining about the film not giving a rage bait list of 'here's what happened so internet incels can ignore what the movie is about and instead argue about if what we said happened would lead to this exactly' as a media illiterate moron who needs to go back to capeshit

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is ZERO creativity. These buttholes are literally giving you back the same shit you say, think and read about in the real world and you morons are ruminating on it and calling it "good". IT'S CHEAP AND PATHETIC

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The script was extremely vapid. It's a roadtrip movie that turns into Call of Duty after 90 minutes of horrible pacing.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i would've like it better if it were shot portrait on smartphones, no name actors too.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Towards Cloverfield type of cinematography?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        precisely, id rather be watching that. they sterilized the cultural zeitgeist.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a movie maker looking for a movie to make, so, I go on PrepHole and other boards to take the temperature of the zeitgeist of the west, including tropes, buzzwords, sentiments and ideologies, made it relatable to gamers wtf gamer references and scenarios and put out a movie and call myself "creative". I didn't add anything new, nor, spins it anything unassuming. I just gave you the slop that the AI generated ~~*news*~~ bombards you with on a daily fricking basis and I get called "based" and my content "good".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >making filmsbrelated to the times you are in is bad because uh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't seen this pasta before. Pretty heavy handed though don't you think?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah yeah the death of art and all that listen bud we live in a post art world. you're either being sold the product or you are the product. get over it not like you're producing anything

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man I completely forgot about this movie.All the hype was clearly paid for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHERE'S THE
      >CULTURAL
      >IMPACT
      WHICH IS CHUD FOR
      >how many discussion threads did i see on PrepHole over an arbitrary period of time

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a movie maker looking for ideas for a movie I'm going to make, so, I go on PrepHole and other boards to take the temperature of the zeitgeist of the west, including tropes, buzzwords, sentiments and ideologies, made it relatable to gamers with POPULAR gamer references and scenarios and put out a movie and call myself "creative". I didn't add anything new, nor did I add spin or anything unassuming and unexpected. I just gave you the slop that the AI generated ~~*news*~~ bombards you with on a daily fricking basis and I get called "based" and my content, "good".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did you really think this post was clever enough to deserve an edit?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You did. You found it clever enough to respond to it in order to make it seem like it's not clever. It is truth and grinds your shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I didn't respond to it the first time thoufj

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It burns your ass so much because it reveals how pathetic you are. I get it. You'll be okay. Just have better standards from now on.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a chud looking for ideas for a bitcoin investment I'm going to make to get rich quick while contributing nothing, so, I go on PrepHole and PrepHole to take the temperature of the zeitgeist of the west, including tropes, buzzwords, sentiments and ideologies, made an investment call myself an "investor". I didn't add anything new, nor did I add spin or anything unassuming and unexpected. I just did a quick gamble and now I'm broke

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It's a good movie and has logical conclusions and realistic scenarios
    Nothing in the movie makes sense, especially the conflict.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just finished watching it. I liked a few scenes but wanted a lot more. Some of it was breddy rarted. The white house raid and boogaloo banana boys shootout was cool. They also didn't make sense. The team at the end had no backup, and nobody checked on kirsten after she got shot.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and nobody checked on kirsten after she got shot
      I think we're supposed to assume she died but she did have kevlar on maybe she survived

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I know you're right. It just didn't seem normal.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The team at the end had no backup,
      It's not like they had a plan, they just ran in when they saw the journos run in because it twigged them that the president wasn't in any of the cars.

      >nobody checked on kirsten after she got shot.
      I wouldn't have, if the press wasn't too jump around in a kill zone that's their perogative but right now I'm busy hunting presidents

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All those guys surrounding "The Beast" would have went to the oval office after not finding the president, no?

        >I wouldn't have
        I thought the young gril or Pablo would have.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    morons in this thread are literally saying that war doesn't make sense, when a clear objective is to WIN and dominate the other. A civil war makes way more sense when their are opposing ideologies and the fact that others (the government) want to curtail your way of light and freedom. Then again, I'm talking to a bunch of cerebral insufficient sissies who never played a fricking sport nor been on any real physical conflict on their lives. They're scared of their own fricking shadows.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a clear objective is to WIN and dominate the other
      A secessionist force has no reason to actually dominate and conquer the entity it seceded from - only to fight long enough and hard enough to convince said entity that they're not worth trying to keep control over. In the movie the WF consists mostly of forces in California and Texas, yet they fight a massive, costly war that occupies territory all the way up to fricking DC.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A secessionist force
        who said anything about secession? a civil war could originate from many angles, not just states wanting out. one branch of the government could try to abolish the other for instance, like an executive branch leader deciding the legislative and judicial branches aren't necessary and just ignoring them and all legal repercussions

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Doesn't understand the inveterate perpetual need to dominate that resides in most humans
        Not reading the rest. Sorry

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >only to fight long enough and hard enough to convince said entity that they're not worth trying to keep control over.
        And evidently that never happened, what other choice did they have
        The US would never have stopped trying to retake them, if they hadn't pushed up to DC and decapitated the state it would just have been a matter of time before the loyalist troops consolidated and came back.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >A secessionist force
        who said anything about secession? a civil war could originate from many angles, not just states wanting out. one branch of the government could try to abolish the other for instance, like an executive branch leader deciding the legislative and judicial branches aren't necessary and just ignoring them and all legal repercussions

        The President CALLS them secessionists in his speech, but they aren’t actually secessionists. The WF and the Florida alliance want the United States intact, they’re just trying to remove the current regime ruling by force. The only actual secessionists are the Portland Maoists, which is why you never actually see them in the film. Because they’re just hunkered down in Oregon.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bear bull bear bull bull bear

        ?t=16s

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >its a good movie
    no not really, its watchable is what it is, its a good movie like one of the better marvel movies is a "good" movie, took an interesting premise and went the most uninteresting path possible

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats good about it? It's a bunch of bland nothing. The only interesting character is the bad guy that dies in 5 minutes with the red glasses. Didn't give a shit about anyone because I had no reason to. Atleast the war going on in the capitol and at the lincoln memorial made for a cool spectacle.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      somehow those red sunglasses are the best creative choice in the movie

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Second Civil War 1997 has an interesting plot to it. Idaho closes its borders to orphan-refugees because nukes went off in Pakistan. Some liberal cat-lady (maybe israeli? not integral to the plot, just thought I'd mention it) runs a program that wants to fly orphans from Pakistan to Twin Falls Idaho.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >entire movie the Western Forces are presented as some MAGA white nationalist movement
    >Western Forces reach the White House and a black woman is squad leader
    I'm not even a /misc/ maga whatever, but it just felt weird and took me out of my immersion.
    Why would the WF raiding the white house be a black woman? It should have been some grizzled country type fella. Why would a black woman be the squad leader of the insurrectionist rebellion raiding the white house? It makes zero sense.
    Overall it was a 7/10 film at best. The trailers were deceiving. It was 10% action and 90% "being a journalist is hard!"
    also kek at the ANTIFA namedrop.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think they did that on purpose to keep you confused about who is whom.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >entire movie the Western Forces are presented as some MAGA white nationalist movement
      You didn't watch the movie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was a black woman with white operators that killed a black woman on the way to killing the white president. They did it that way because the movie wasn't about right or left and left that stuff out as not to confuse people over what it is trying to say and yet STILL people are getting hung up on right vs left imagine if they had actually had put it in the movie the whole thing would have been beyond hope of getting its point across.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What side was Red Sunglasses on? Its literally obscured so as to be impossible to discern where he is from and what side her serves, if any

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He was the only character with any clear cut ideals. very simple questions with very clear cut implications.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          True in a very literal way. He could exist on either side, with or without upper approval or even knowledge

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He could exist on either side, with or without upper approval or even knowledge
            agreed

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >with or without upper approval or even knowledge

            I'm pretty sure this is exactly what he was. Just an opportunist taking advantage of the circumstances.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Western Forces are presented as some MAGA white nationalist movement
      Are you moronic?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >black woman is squad leader
      and then she shoots an empowered black woman in cold blood at the end.

      people didn't get the movie because they literally can't understand anything not presented in good v bad terms. Alex Garland does symbolist films they have no point of reference for.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Symbolist films
        lmao you dumb fricking Black person. Do educate me on how Bruges Le Mort influenced and informed Garlands ouevre.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Western Forces are presented as some MAGA white nationalist movement
      This never happened.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is one of rare recent movie where racial diversety did not feel forced while it still existed.

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's an objectively bad movie because of the atrocious acting (except for Plemons' brilliant cameo), awful dialogue full of exposition and lazy cliches.
    It has a dubious pro-journalism message and a flawed script (it implies there's no internet/phones, but in that case photos are hard to distribute and they could just film instead of taking pics).
    Some of the visual effects/battle scenes were good. Ultimately, there seems to be something off about the movie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it implies there's no internet/phones, but in that case photos are hard to distribute and they could just film instead of taking pics
      Did you actually watch the movie. Phones definitely still exist, why wouldn't they? The internet has just lost coast to coast, reliable coverage. That was the 3rd scene

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely voting Joe project 2025 should not happened. It’s utterly terrifying. Please just leave me and my husband alone

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It seems like people are just mad because they expected it to be something that it never was.
    I guess people were expecting a good movie

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Civil War Movie

    Just started watching this and I see Pablo Escobar is in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why wouldn't they be using digital cameras, especially the girl?

      It's a war zone, where are you going to get the correct film stock and all the developing chemicals on the road?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And she's using a _cellphone_ to look at the film negatives?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/l13zJ6Z.png

          Why wouldn't they be using digital cameras, especially the girl?

          It's a war zone, where are you going to get the correct film stock and all the developing chemicals on the road?

          this is explained in the movie. she's a poseur.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm talking about the technical detail of using film during a civil war in the digital era.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Because thematically she sees the world in black and white compared to Lee. She’s also a hipster chasing an aesthetic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lots of photojournalists use film. It's very common. Reason being once a roll of film is shot and canned its basically 100% safe, whereas a memory card can get corrupted. You bring the shit with you like she says in the film.

        https://i.imgur.com/Ngg6EGN.png

        And she's using a _cellphone_ to look at the film negatives?

        In conjunction with a projector box. Yes that's what she's doing, where's the issue.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Poltards didn't watch the movie, they just try to undermine it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this is the kind of moron who falls for the "hand-stitched leather" meme. Contrived value, bullshit. Why take stills when you can take a fricking video? You stupid frick

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Lots of photojournalists use film.
          Some? Yes. Lots? No. Most? Definitely no.

          >Reason being once a roll of film is shot and canned its basically 100% safe
          Unless there's physical damage, chemical or radiation exposure, or accidental light exposure. A memory card is much easier to secure and much easier to backup.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ultimately the most realistic thing in this movie is the sniper team in the Winter Wonderland setup waiting for the guy in the house to make a mistake, all while having to talk to a group of moron reporters giving away their position and asking stupid questions.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who would win in a real life civil war in the U-S of America?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      china unironically

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Florida alliance

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well, if you get most of your discourse from Facebook or Reddit then of course it’s gonna be shit.

    Remember, half of Americans read at a below grade 6 school level. There are morons in this thread talking about film vs digital and other shit that doesn’t remotely matter.

    The movie is clearly not about journalism and obviously takes a political stance against republicans. It just goes over the heads of Americans because they dumb

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > half of Americans read at a below grade 6 school level.

      Like the obesity rate and the poverty rate and lifespan rate, the numbers are wildly skewed by all the Blacks and Mexicans.

      > morons in this thread talking about film vs digital

      It's a valid point, film would be hard to find and developer even harder and a young chick like this (even if a larper) would be using digital, if nothing else because of the cost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > half of Americans read at a below grade 6 school level.

      Like the obesity rate and the poverty rate and lifespan rate, the numbers are wildly skewed by all the Blacks and Mexicans.

      > morons in this thread talking about film vs digital

      It's a valid point, film would be hard to find and developer even harder and a young chick like this (even if a larper) would be using digital, if nothing else because of the cost.

      Meanwhile, the professional photojournalist is using a digital camera.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feels bad man
    I wanted a Napoleonic kind of film with a badass hero proving his ideology through his sheer existence

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using fricking cameras when you can make live video footage. Gtfohwtbs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pulitzer hunting. TikTok filmers don't get journalism awards.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so your telling me Russia couldn't invade Kiev after 2 years of fighting but Western Forces casually storm the White House with barely any resistance

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is explained in the movie, frick off.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is it?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it is, you're just stupid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The movie takes place ten or twenty years into the war. In the conversation on the bleachers they talk about armed massacres happening when 40 year old Kristen Dunst was still in college.

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they expected it to be something that it never was
    >british hack who made it going on and on about how totally "DEEP" it is

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This movie was the definition of throwing shit against the wall and seeing what sticks.

    Either make a war movie with artsy overtones (Gettysburg) or make an art movie with war or post-apocalyptic overtones (The Road). Don’t try to make both. The American Civil War 2.0 setting was basically just high budget clickbait and serves no purpose if you aren’t going to explore the themes of American culture. If anything it’s just a distraction and might as well have been filmed in any country with political strife. There’s no real message behind this movie besides a scattering of tired tropes like “war is scary but also kind of an addicting rush” or “humans are capable of cruelty” and “war is hell”. The tone is all over the place as well. Characters are pumped and excited, then sad and mournful, then back and forth again. No arc, characters don’t get punished or changed from their decisions. The music is fricking jarring. Characters make moronic decisions, like the girl getting at least two people killed because of her moronation. The Hispanic reporter guy is outed as a dangerous, annoying lech early on, and we’re supposed to feel sympathy for him even as his moronic decisions continue to cause problems. Film ends with a black woman shooting a helpless white guy, but it doesn’t really matter because we’re told at the beginning of the movie that the capital is surrounded and the president will be dead within two weeks at the beginning of the movie, so there’s never any tension about the plot anyway. Because of this, the only narrative tension revolves around the journos wanting to get an interview or “the perfect shot” of the president, a very low stakes and selfish motivation in the context of the movie, which ironically just makes me like journos less than I did before I saw the movie.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was surprised it leaned into photography and photojournalism as much as it did. Would have preferred it to go more depth into it.

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's baffling to see the President's loyalist force was so incompetent, the Secret Service didn't even get a single kill.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Gas station attendants refuse to help the protagonists
    >Until they hand over Canadian money
    I liked stuff like this. I don't think the movie was bad honestly, but it made me really wish that we'd gotten a miniseries instead. A miniseries about a hypothetical 2nd civil war would really be my jam.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i am 30mins in and hate all the characters

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Modern leftists can only write hateable characters because anyone cool usually falls into a category they're supposed to hate, and has to be a cartoonish villain (like the Plemons character). So we have to go on an adventure and follow the protagonists who are based on "good people" that the leftist hangs out with in their circle, who are objectively boring, moronic and ugly, but in modern evaluation these are all positives to be exalted and celebrated. It's like eating your leftist vegetables to hang out with post-wall Kirsten Dunst and pretend that she's interesting.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >. It seems like people are just mad because they expected it to be something that it never was
    This. They went in expecting a totally different movie. They thought they were getting something that would either reaffirm their political views or give them something to seethe about by going against them. Instead they got a movie that did neither and was just about something that was more relatable to war journalism 20 years ago.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >more relatable to war journalism 20 years ago
      how do you think war reporting has changed? other than by people getting cynical about journalism as an institution?

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Am I the only one who got really annoyed by the unskilled overuse of incongruent music?
    I never wanted a movie completely rescored so badly.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you misunderstood the tone, or rather, expected a different tone. the incongruity was the whole point.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know what basis you have to claim that I misunderstood it or went into it with wrong expectations. It's quite obvious I understood it from my choice of words.
        I know what incongruent music is and I know good examples of it. This film doesn't have any, despite having a good 4-5 uses of it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you didn't. I think your taste in music is just not very good, no offence, as well as it being obvious that the movie filtered you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Correct, my taste in music is atrocious.
            This doesn't redeem the movie's obnoxious use of incongruent music, and the outright plagiarism in the final scene.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The music in the movie is perfect, frick off.

              Another Anon

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Different anon, but think back to the final scene where the strike team kills Ron Swanson. The sounds is fun and bubbly, implying the end of the war. But think back to the rest of the movie and all the unresolved malignants in the narrative. It seems like the day is saved, but the conflict is only getting started

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That’s usually how these things work. On the Mexican Revolution it took six months to remove the dictator and nine and a half years to fight over who would replace him.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    True, it is basically movie about photography.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where are the drones and artillery? The way of warfare in this movie looks pretty outdated, even though it's been 2 years since the war between Russia and Ukraine, which has shown how drones are more effective than the shootout between humans and tanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Drone wars exist only becuse of chink aliexpress store.
      The moment export becomes restricted or china mailman can't deliver you stuff drone wars are over.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WTF are you talking about? Drones are old ass tech and are incredibly cheap - that's why they are so damn widespread on the battlefield and not some powerarmor 5 million robodog with a 2nm microprocessor, it's a fricking drone. YouTubers were building their own drones a few years with spare parts from local pop and mom electronics stores. You got a plastic shell, a mobo with a camera, battery, motors and propellers. That's pretty much it. You don't even need a GPS. You really think countries would struggle to build their own drones if international trade stopped? Kek.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only China makes ICs for modern quad drones.
          Some bigger chink drones are already export restricted like dji agras, turn one in ukraine and it pops hardware geofuse.

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should have a nice day if you haven't

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >4 threads shilling this gay movie

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It came out on torrents a day or two ago.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Muh honest and objective journalists who just show the war without their opinion.

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I watched it for cailee spaeney

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