|Henceforward, when rumors like "Captain America dies," I don't even think I'm going to bother putting them here; there were innumerable rumors with Star Wars: the Force Awakens, and I thought with the huge differences between the rumors circulating and the actual film that it was just the Star Wars production staff intentionally sending out dis-information to protect the real goods, so to speak. UPDATED: Robert Downey Jr did an interview with radio host Howard Stern (himself a life-long Democrat who has left the party because of Obama) and during the interview, Downey told Stern, Tony Stark/Iron Man would vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election. I put this in so that, when I can, I might offer some validation to readers for the interpretations I post. Downey recognizes that Stark has been narratively placed on the Left in the films, and this validates the way I have presented herein to analyze the film. I hope this helps!|
There is an incredible amount of generosity in what Tony has done, and yet, somehow, we know that wasn't the right thing to do. In not having these kids battle reality, they aren't going to learn how to prioritize their projects, and they're going to think all of their projects deserve to be funded. Money which Tony could be channeling into projects that actually work--like the sustainable housing program in Sokovia young Charles was working on when he died--and can be making a difference now. I'm not arguing with research and development; but I've been to college, and I have known a great number of engineers and know they are just as happy spending the weekend inventing new beer drinking games as working on a new computer program or legit homework.
To be perfectly honest, RESPONSIBILITY is the real star of the show, because he is the topic or the underlying topic of every scene of the film. Miriam, and the film's main villain, Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), both throw responsibility in the face of the Avengers, and Bucky. The big star that doesn't get any billing in this film--intentionally--is FREE WILL. For example, Miriam doesn't take responsibility for the fact that she let Charles go to Sokovia; she could have told him no and kept him at home, but she didn't, she allowed him to go and that was her free will she never owns up to. Zemo accuses the Avengers of killing his father, wife and son in the Sokovia fight, the three were watching from their car in the "countryside," but the city fell and it ended up killing them, and then the Avengers just flew off, not taking any responsibility for what they did. AGAIN, no anger directed at his own family and himself for allowing father, wife and son to go watch and not use more common sense to "get the hell out of Dodge," and we can say the same thing about Tony and his parents.
Manchurian Candidate" (the 1962 movie with Laurence Harvey and Frank Sinatra). Tony is shouldering guilt in the film in exchange (he thinks) for passing guilt onto someone else. The question is, did Bucky have control over his actions at that time? No, he obviously didn't, and anyone who has seen the Manchurian Candidate knows it and knows Stark knows it. Now, we are in a position to understand the controversy and tension amongst the Avengers over the Sokovia Accords; this isn't the complete scene, however, it provides us with the framework:
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