MCU is trash except Loki and Tony Stark, and whoever takes Iron Man vs kkkaptain amerikkka seriously and gets on the amerikkka’s side, needs to seize and dissist immediately.
Let me outline everything that’s wrong with it. Because I feel like it.
This will be long.
Disney (which, might I remind everybody, owns Marvel and MCU with it) has been trash and making trash films forever. From the pedofile materials it started with made by old Walt himself, through the nazi propaganda that bolted the company into popularity, through white nationalist imagery of the ‘classic animations’, through queer-coding vilains, setting Black characters for death and romanticizing colonialism, up until now when they make grabs for cultural property of the communities of colonized people and buying up stations, channels and franchises to achieve factual monopoly in the industry (even though technically it’s illegal), it literally never had a good record of doing anything.
Then, you have Marvel, which made two most amazing superhero movies I can think of – Blade and Blade II. While it is not a part of MCU, it was a true marvel,
get it? and seriously the best superhero movies I know. And this should be mentioned, as that’s before they selled to Disney and thus shows true potential the studio had on its own. Made the worst choice to sell themselves to the corporation, that clearly handles any and every artistic choice there is, leaving no freedom to the supposed creators in terms of themes and stories in the scripts, visual effects of all kinds, or anything else – even as small as conversation subjects. They all fall into very specific patterns and neatly pre-made two opposing boxes that the consumers should blindly accept, something that reeks of ‘classic disney’.
Hell, even color pallets are pre-made and neatly stocked into schemes to follow! Why are all the superheros running around in bright spandex of specific color matches that betray their pre-made pre-packaged type of a character? Why can’t there be some undercover superheroes? Any normal clothes type of a person? Where’s all the fucking creativity? Oh, of course, gone with signing off that disney merge deal thingy.
And then, you have America The Country that have been trying to skew perceptions about World War II since it happened – using all means available, including psychological warfare and propaganda. Hence, this monstrosity got created.
Captain amerikkka. A dude that is literally a personification of a country like its a live action remake of Hetalia, and playfully given a military title to make the conquering intentions very clear. No, he did not earn it, like the real war criminals and typical genocide comitting ‘leaders’, he got that prefaced instead. Then, he literally gets handed stolen loot from the only sovereign African country, because no Black country can ever exist without serving white people somehow, even an imaginary one, and uses it to… Prove the world wrong about amerikkka’s role in a World War?
Yep. That’s exactly what happens. But Cap’s story is about colonization from the very beginning – he’s living in Brooklyn of all the fucking places. And the best you can do is just tell me ‘he’s the all americanest boy of them all’ and ‘he wants to fight in a war really bad’? That’s his backstory? Lol. (I mean, it matches with the backstory of the country, it has literally never been at peace since its creation.) As if States have been so eager to help against Poland’s occupation or gave half of a fuck about anything until an opportunity to kill innocents and use atomic bombs on civilians. Because yeah, ‘war’. (Also, colonialism.)
Notice how he’s the only one to be inserted into actual historical events that actually happened in the real world. There is no chance, no way this isn’t intentional. What makes me this fucking angry about this is is, I am Polish. I’m actually aware of real history behind this smokescreen of a propaganda. When Karski went to Britain and their government, and then Roosevelt, nobody believed his report, even Jews. They said his report was exaggerated and overblown, and didn’t match reality. Nobody did anything about it for 5 years. And this is a dude that willingly went into Aushwitz II-Birkenau, got evidence of the operation (on microfilm, among other things), wrote a whole report on it (and then a few books), presented it to ‘the West’, and got no response.
And now we come to the history lesson, everyone. Great transition.
People somehow don’t know much about hitler or nazis. America is the place of the original nazis – Jim Crow politics (ghettos, anyone?), eugenics, racial hygiene, all of it was in amerikkka first. If you’d know anything about the nazis, you’d see a mirror reflection. Or anything about white american people, who’s highest self-reported ancestry is german at around 15% of all the population, lol. Which, not coincidentally, has a lot to do with the ties between amerikkka and nazis. Operation Paperclip was huge. A bunch of (several thousands if I’m not mistaken) war criminals got rescued by amerikkka and got flown to the states, their records cleared and granted immunity! And got an intelligence agency created especially for them to run. Ford’s and General Motors’ deals with nazis, anyone? Both had major deals supplying nazis.
To end this without accusations being thrown at me for ‘not knowing my Marvel facts’, I want to point out one thing – I am not a fan of Marvel. Never was. I only got into MCU because in an ADHD group a lot of people quoted Stark as having ADHD, and I got intrigued. I only know the stories of those superheroes from MCU, I know nothing else. So don’t come to me with an explanation about ‘he actually did a, b and c because x, y or z from the comics’ because I don’t care about or know those diferent timelines. Also, it’s a different timeline. So it’s not relevant anyway.
Thanks for the read. Comment away with your thoughts!