Originally Posted by protoctista
Love the movie.
But my favourite part of this movie is seeing so many of the critical comments in this thread highlight EXACTLY what this film was trying to achieve.
The genre politics of this film are sensational. It's so much smarter than superhero movie fans want their movies to be. It dismantles the propaganda and artifice of that audience-product relationship, as much as it dismantles the various themes it tackles (particularly, villainy - media and the US paradigm - terrorism(s) - popular/marketed warfare).
It's enjoyable whilst punishing you for enjoying it.
I can't think of a more apt way to follow up the Avengers.
I thought the same. Glad to know I'm not alone.