I have not been impressed with what little news has leaked out about the new Captain America movie so far. When I get the feeling liberal directors or writers are going to turn Captain America into Captain America Anathema just to win over a few disgruntled pseudo-socialists and whiners on the other side of the globe, I get worried:
“He wants to serve his country, but he’s not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver,” [director] Johnston said.
However, in a recent issue of Wizard, Chris Evans shows some signs of hope:
“I actually have a friend of mine who I’m modeling the character after. This guy is actually an Eagle Scout, he’s one of those guys who stayed in the Boy Scouts all the way until he was 18. He’s just a good human being. He does the right things, he’s open, he’s honest, he’s sincere, he’s selfless. It’s something I think that everyone aspires to.”
Actually, Chris, not everyone has such aspirations, in part because liberal writers and directors tend to latch on to moral relativist goon pap instead of listening to guys like Mark Steyn. One of the reasons why the United States is an exceptional nation is because sewn into its fabric are the principles Boy Scouts live by.
However, instead of focusing on the positive aspects of the American experience, liberal writers focus on dubious tests conducted on African Americans. Confused? Look up Isaiah Bradley, Marvel’s reminder to us all that the United States isn’t an experiment in self-governance—it’s one big Tuskeegee Experiment. Or just pick up a recent issue of Captain America, since apparently the Tea Party movement is the new Red Skull.
Chris Evans is on good footing by modeling his Captain America after a Boy Scout. Kudos. But he ultimately doesn’t have control over the script he’s given. I’m sure if George Bush was still in office the probability that audiences would get a not-so-veiled political pot shot or two, as well as a lecture on how we shouldn’t “lose our way” would be increased tenfold. However, George Lucas isn’t at the helm, and Barack Obama is in office; Hollywood lecturers have been lulled to sleep (like Captain America suspended in animation since 1945, frozen for decades), since a Democrat is in the driver’s seat.
It will be interesting to see what direction Marvel ultimately decides to go with Captain America. Until then, it looks like it’s only a matter of time before The Avengers’ Mark Ruffallo provides bloggers with political ramblings they can turn into blogging gold. He’s already displaying the pretentious posturing of a next generation Sean Penn:
“I probably wouldn’t have done this movie in the past. But because of what Robert [Downey Jr] had done and where that genre has gone since then, I did it…I have never really been one to go for the cash. If my dad knew how much money I had turned in my lifetime he would kick me in the a**.”
Why take part in a movie that might pit Good against Evil when you can play the sperm donor for lesbians, right Mark? Personally, I’ll go with the famous phrase comic nerds everywhere know: Make mine Marvel.