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CIVIL WAR director says the film’s themes aren’t unique to America, but the story is set in the US for one main reason

Director Alex Garland he has written and directed some thought-provoking films and series, including Ex machina, Developers, Menand now the thriller Civil war. This trailer blew me away when I saw it in the theater, and it got me talking to the people around me. Now Garland is explaining why she made the film as an American cautionary tale, even though its themes are not unique to the United States.

In a recent interview with GamesRadar+, Garland said:

“I don’t see it as exactly an American story. There are two main elements in the film. One is about journalism and the other is about polarized politics and populism – essentially extremism – and neither of those things are in any way contained in America.”

He went on to explain:

“I mean, we’re talking about the UK right now and the UK absolutely has a problem with polarized politics and populism and also a problem with the kind of traction that journalists are able to get and what they’re competing with in this field. their voices as they try to make a point, what is the nature of public discourse. So you could legitimately say, “Well, why not put it in here?” And I think the difference is that the UK is essentially a relatively irrelevant country It’s a country in many important ways. That’s not to say it has no influence or no consequences. America is simply a whole other ball game. It’s powerful in a way that means that when events happen in America, the rest of the world usually stands by and watches. They often understand more or have a keener interest in American politics than in their own politics. Which is strange, but it’s because we are influenced by it, so we care. I imagine it as if the world is like a big mattress, and if the UK turns over on the mattress and nothing happens, basically, you know, relatively speaking. If America tips over, the whole thing tilts and wobbles.”

The film is the protagonist Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley HendersonAND Cailee Spaeny as a group of photographers and reporters traveling across the divided and war-torn United States on their journey from New York to Washington DC to record the fall of the fascist and totalitarian president (Nick Offerman).

Civil war hits theaters this week, April 12th. Will you check it?

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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