Bagheera wrote:Natalie the Cat#927775 wrote:The (lol) Suicide Squad wasn't going for "woke points",SPOILER: Showit was an answer to the smarmy chicken soup for the woke messaging in Marvel films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier where the superficially counter-cultural messages or critique of the military industrial complex always come with an "out", i.e. it was secretly Hydra the whole time. America wouldn't do this. The shadowy cabal of un-elected delegates who fired a nuclear missile at New York are actually the good guys.
Actually, nope, America would do this. Fuck 'em, they overthrew our regime, so Starro can have them. Is he a threat to the entire world? Well, obviously, but who cares, he's hurting people we don't like now. We brought over Nazi scientists, funded their research, committed grotesque experiments on the people of a puppet state, then collapsed the regime and let a giant monster loose.
Wasn't the objective to destroy said monster and all research relating to it? My take was that the U.S. was fine with not-Cuba having it when our regime was in charge, but decided it was time to clean up once a regime hostile to us gained power. That's still on brand for us, but it amounts to our doing the right thing after having exhausted all other options rather than doing the wrong thing because we're a bunch of dicks.
(Though I'll note we generally don't truck with Nazis. If you look at a list of people who've been denaturalized in the U.S. -- that is, people who became citizens and later had their citizenship revoked -- the vast majority of them are Nazis, whom we extradited to Germany to stand trial for war crimes. We've actually been pretty good about that, current political trends notwithstanding.)
Waller does the whole “main mission as a cover for one person carrying out the real mission” thing a lot, apparently. The animated movies had that as well.