“[…]If Snowpiercer had merely told the tale of an oppressed working class rising up to seize power from an evil overlord, it would already have been an improvement over most of the political messages in mainstream cinema. There are all sorts of nice touches in its portrayal of a declining capitalism that can maintain its ideological legitimacy even when it literally has no more bullets in its guns.
But the story Bong tells goes beyond that. It’s about the limitations of a revolution which merely takes over the existing social machinery rather than attempting to transcend it. And it’s all the more effective because the heart of that critique comes as a late surprise, from a character we might not expect.
[…]All too often, explicitly political art fails as both art and politics. Socialists shouldn’t put up with half-assed imitations of popular genres, nor with political messages denuded of anything but the lowest common denominator.
What makes Snowpiercer satisfying is that it commits neither error. It’s an engrossing and stylish movie, and its underlying themes go beyond merely pointing out class exploitation to challenge the logic of capital. It’s a movie that should be seen as widely as possible, if only so that Bong Joon-ho gets more chances to make movies for English-speaking audiences that badly need them.”—Smash the Engine by Peter Frase | Jacobin Magazine (via filmantidote)
"ha ha falcon as black widow’s love interest anthony mackie is so funny!" no that shit is practically canon. do not heck with me about this. that look natasha was giving sam when she and steve were driving away in the natmobile? that was the look of a woman who was gonna low-key ask steve about his cute new friend, casually go for a nice jog in dc one morning and flirt with any hot veterans she sees along the way, wink wink
remember that time steve and natasha showed up at sam’s house? i don’t remember him telling them where he lived on screen. ok, sure, they could’ve probably looked it up in .3 seconds, but consider also: natasha straightening her hair? you think her and steve were on the run looking for somewhere safe to stay asap and natasha was like “hang on, gotta stop at walgreens and buy myself a flat iron”? nah. nahhh. i mean i’m not saying that nat already knew sam’s address bc she’d been staying there enough to have kept a stash of her stuff there, but that’s exactly what i’m saying
and it’s the perfect explanation for why she keeps trying to set steve up with girls, too. like an indirect way of saying “hey bro, you don’t realize it yet, but i absolutely stole your man candy and i’m trying to make up for it by introducing you to other cute people, trust me i’ve dated like half of these ladies they are all fantastic you’d love them.”
all i’m saying is somebody in age of ultron is gonna ask natasha is she’s seeing anybody, ‘cause they heard a rumor about something between her and bruce, and she’s gonna be like “no wth i’m dating birdman over there” “oh, clint? well that makes sense!” and then sam’s gonna fly over and be like “no the other birdman,” grab natasha and they’ll fly away into the sunset
#'BUT I THOUGHT STEVE WAS DATING SAM?' 'I AM' steve yells from a block away #'WAIT DIDN'T YOU GET WITH BUCKY?' 'WE ALL DID' nat sam and steve shout in unison #and that’s how ot4 becomes canon the end (via romanovan)