There’s something really interesting to me about the construction of Alexander Pierce in Cap 2. I know that a lot of people are pointing to the sort of, “oh it was Nazis all along of course” thing but I think the construction of Pierce really proves that all Hydra really needs is the right regime to grow under and it could grow anywhere, that its values have no nationalistic root but rather a common evil that can crawl under any skin.
Because see, they could have just had Pierce say “oh my father was in the war,” but no, they had him say, “my father was in the 101st.” I don’t believe that was unintentional, not even a little bit. Outside of Basilone and General goddamn Patton, you don’t get much more legendary American heroes than the Screaming Eagles, that’s a name that a lot of people will recognize when they hear it. Alexander Pierce is a man who, if he grew up hearing stories, those stories would’ve been about the greatest generation, would’ve grown up hearing stories about the atrocities and the brutal losses and the cold nights spent shivering in the dirt, the siege at Bastogne, the whistle of artillery never far behind.
The idea of someone taking all of that and internalizing it and deciding the methods of Hydra suit him just fine, that they were the best way to accomplish his ends — "my enemies are your enemies…disorder, war…" —were the best way to what, to keep that from happening ever again?
It’s meant to hit close to home. That’s the whole point.
Band of Brothers. He means Band of Brothers.
Some claim that evolution is just a theory, as if it were merely an opinion.
JACK HARKNESS MEETING BUCKY AND STEVE IN THE 1940s AND FLIRTING FURIOUSLY WITH BOTH OF THEM
JACK HARKNESS SEEING THEM AGAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY AND THEY’RE ALL EQUALLY CONFUSED AS EACH OTHER
Where are the women? Where are the women who are leading and not just the hot sex symbol in the tight outfits, or the aggressive ones with their sexy action sequences? Where are the ones that are battling with their own identity like Iron Man is? Or trying to make a difference in the forefront? There were a couple of articles that the producer of the Agent Carter one-shot sent me last month about that very question. Journalists were going, ‘Where are these women?’ and, ‘We want them, we actually want them.’ - Hayley Atwell (x)
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SLAAAAY TORONTO IM SO PROUD OF THIS
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
But Captain America: The Winter Soldier may be the first movie to beat Honest Trailers at its own game. Why? Because the film’s directors designed it that way on purpose.
If the Avengers were all in Captain America: The First Avenger
omg I just talked to a VP about 50 Shades of Gray and how the story is potentially not good for women and if we as a studio should do anything about it in light of this franchise’s sphere of influence in society and omg i’m a hot shaking mess because they were just half-baked ideas and what was my point even?