14 blockbusters with sociopolitical agendas

Published: Thursday, May 22 2014 12:05 a.m. MDT

Godzilla is most notorious for destruction, chaos and highly popular movies. But the monster lizard has also always been a (towering) political figure, originally conceived as a sly critique of nuclear testing. He's not the only one; several box office blockbusters have — proven or otherwise — socio-political messages below the surface. Here, we've compiled a list of 14 summer blockbusters that many have argued contain subversive political messages. All opening weekend gross numbers came from Box Office Mojo.
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Kearns, UT

Daniel Snyder writing about Independence Day doesn't know the difference between an F-18 and an F-16? Duh. The president was flying an F-18. Single tail one engine on a F-16 vs a twin tail, two engine plane, F-18.

Hank Pym

While The Winter Soldier was mediocre political thriller, the comments about the NSA have an element of truth. I'd encourage anyone to do research on Operation Paperclip conducted by the OSS (precursor to the CIA).

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, SSR = OSS.

Syracuse, UT

I encourage anyone who is shaking their head in agreement with all of these "reviews" to look up the meaning of the word entertainment and then seek counseling for paranoia. That is all.

whitedragonrider milestone

I concur, My daughter and I go to the movies to be entertained. We rate the movies, and if the agenda of the film becomes political than entertaining, down go its ratings, it would help if they let you rate a .5% difference, not just 1 through 10 to give a more accurate rating...

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