Hey did you know they TAILORED this for each country… the UK one had things like ‘Watch Word Cup ‘66 final’. I’m sure it was a well-intended gesture, but there’s something about it I find deeply cynical. They made it look like the film gave a shit about Not America by putting in a couple of notes the local market would like, but thedomestic version barely acknowledges that there’s been any notable events outside US achievements on its list (the Berlin Wall is the one exception. Obviously, this is just one page of a notebook, but these are the items they chose to show.
Most people watching will catch sight of things their country cares about and imagine this is the same list everyone in the world sees, and get a buzz off it. It feels unpleasantly like a pat on the head: obviously nothing that happens outside of America is of any interest or importance, but we know guys think it does, so we’ll do you your own special version. Without having to confront the domestic market with thoughts about Elsewhere. I just find it particularly dissapointing because I’e been really enjoying how Cap has been such a none-offensive/aggravating concept in his latest incarnation. He manages to do the American Patriotism thing without coming off like a massive cockend. I had the impression they gave a shit about challenging America’s self-identity a bit with this character, but this kind of stunt makes it seem like that’s all a gloss upon the same old shit.
(Source: tsuki-nekota, via mens-frights-activist)