favorite action sequences
↳ captain america: the winter soldier - nick fury is attacked
Look at this. JUST LOOK AT HOW FUCKING BADASS THIS IS.
But you still truly fear for him, because this shit happens right in the middle of a city in broad daylight, where they’re gonna riddle him with bullets and tear him into pieces. And how most people would then regard him simply as a common criminal rightfully pursued by the police, who deserved the very public execution he’s about to get.
There’s a lot to be said about how they chose the “police” machinery to take down Fury, while Steve and company was pursued by nondescript Hydra thugs and the presumably private STRIKE team. They would have absolutely no problem to murder Fury then and there, but with Steve they know they simply cannot do it when there are witnesses around.
Not here, they say for Steve Rogers. But right here and right now for Nick Fury.
And also? Before the attack, Fury sees the white cops eyeballing him in his nice SUV and says “you wanna see my lease?” This man has decades of experience in intelligence operations. He’s been lead developer on an international security-based predictive analysis program. He’s an operations mastermind.
AND NICK FURY DOESN’T SEE THIS ATTACK COMING BECAUSE THE WARNING SIGNS LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THE AVERAGE INSTITUTIONAL RACISM HE SEES ON A REGULAR BASIS.
i am showing my privilege, i never quite made it through to the bolded pointed when thinking about this scene before. which makes it exponentially more horrifying.
And that really was POLICE machinery- at least to anyone who isn’t a serious hardcore gun geek, who knows exactly what makes and models police have and where, and can ID on sight- there’s no reason for witnesses to go “But cops don’t use that kind of weapon or force this doesn’t seem legit”
That whole sequence is terrifyingly legit-feeling.
The only red flags their attack really would raise would be of the “Don’t get involved, hide, try to not get killed too, oh my god the fucking cops in this country are terrifying” kind of red flag.
And the police weaponry we saw here isn’t even half as militarized as the stuff the actual police just rolled out in real life in Missouri.
#police brutality#police militarization#racist police#nick fury#the only nick fury is a black nick fury#the scariest part of the whole fucking movie#because it’s real life#captain america: the winter soldier#mcu#meta
DEAR PEOPLE WHO MADE “THE GIVER” MOVIE:
THERE ARE NO FUCKING HOVERCRAFTS IN THE BOOK
NO HOVERCRAFTS ABDUCT JONAS IN THE BOOK
JONAS AND FIONA DO NOT FALL IN LOVE IN THE BOOK
THE INJECTIONS ARE PILLS IN THE BOOK
PLEASEJONAS IS TWELVE IN THE BOOK.
I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS IS BUT HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THAT BADLY
*Percy Jackson fans laughing in the distance*