Described by the producers as an “adrenaline-fueled thrill ride through a fractured near-future America balanced on a razor's edge,” promotions for the life-like dystopian film titled “Civil War” kicked off this week. , which is fueling very real fears. Social cleavages are growing in the United States due to Donald Trump's far-right fascism and the Republican Party's increasing hostility toward democratic norms.
Written and directed by filmmaker Alex Garland and set for release in April 2024, the film's trailer opens by informing audiences that 19 U.S. states are at war due to a military confrontation between the permanent U.S. government based in Washington, D.C. and the so-called “Western Have separated. forces” which are somehow a coalition of forces based in California and Texas.
While the exact politics of the film aren't made clear, the trailer certainly creates a sense of chaos and danger, reminiscent of the rhetoric and violence on display during the January 6 insurrection attempt by Trump's MAGA mob in 2021.
As the verge Its review said, “It's hard to get a lot of story details from the trailer, but it depicts a small group attempting to infiltrate heavily fortified Washington, D.C. It also includes the tagline 'All Empires fall,' so you know what things are, it's going pretty well.”
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Jim Stewartson, a podcaster who frequently criticizes the far-right Trump movement, said, “There's absolutely no way that would happen,” but there are a lot of cult members, preppers, boogaloos and homosexuals who are fantasizing about civil war this year. Very excited about the film.”
“It seems reprehensible to drop this just months before an existentially important election,” Stewartson said.
In one scene shown in the trailer, a small group of people on a barren road – including a young woman kneeling – are being interrogated by a pair of soldiers armed with military assault weapons.
“There's some kind of misunderstanding here,” says an unarmed member of the group being interrogated, “We're Americans, OK?”
“Well,” says the soldier, played by famed actor Jesse Plemons, “what kind of American are you?”
And then the guns are taken away.