Here’s the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s latest film, The Covenant.
In this film, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a veteran who returns to Afghanistan to rescue his interpreter from the Taliban. This seems like the type of film that critics are going to hate but which will be better appreciated by audiences. Considering the number of allies that the U.S. abandoned in Afghanistan and the fact that everyone knows that the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan was hardly our greatest hour, I have a feeling that we’re going to see a lot more films like The Covenant. Just as how the 80s and the 90s were full of films about vets who returned to Vietnam to “finish the job” and rescue POWS, there’s undoubtedly going to be a lot of films about vets returning to Afghanistan and saving those who helped them from the Taliban. For many people, the movies are going to provide the second chance that we’ll never get in a real life.
The Covenant will be released on April 21st, 2023.
“Just as how the 80s and the 90s were full of films about vets who returned to Vietnam to “finish the job” and rescue POWS, there’s undoubtedly going to be a lot of films about vets returning to Afghanistan and saving those who helped them from the Taliban.”
I highly doubt that:
First, the ´nam war was the first one which really got the attention of the media and they were critical about it. Afgh. is just one of countless (!) wars the USSA “fought” after 9/11. And mainstream media were never critical against Afgh., they bought into all that shit about A. being “respionsible” for 9/1 (whilst actually it was an inside job).
Secondly, no movie heroes rescued Vietnamese people, they were there to fetch “their boys”, but the USSA didn´t leave any Americans in A., just stupid people who trusted Americans (live and learn: the USSA betrays everybody, also allies!). Why resce them? Nobody cares. Just being honest.
Third, the USSA lost A. big scale (whilst ´nam was even), so why make movies about a total failure?
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