The Avengers (Downey and Evans)

Further Thoughts on “The Avengers”

Much like President Obama and marriage equality, my thoughts on “The Avengers” continue to evolve. In my previous review, I implied that the film’s politics do not fall stay strictly within party lines. I still think that statement is true, but its implications say something important. Given the politics of today, “The Avengers” is in…

Avengers assemble

“The Avengers,” 9/11, and the War on Terror

“If we can’t protect the Earth, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it.” – Tony Stark/Iron Man in “The Avengers”  We ask a lot of the movies. We look to cinema to help us experience things that we can’t in real life. Sometimes it’s as simple as winning the big game or getting the…

Bruce WIllis

The Most (Secretly) Conservative Movie of All Time

Over the past two days, we have counted down four of the top five most conservative movies of all-time. Feel free to check out part one and part two. But now we have come to #1, the most conservative movie of all time. Action movies in the 1980s essentially functioned as feature-length campaign videos for…