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Civil War | Average Guy Movie Review

In the midst of a second US civil war, four journalists (Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson) travel to Washington DC in the hopes of scoring an interview with the President (Nick Offerman). The only question is; will he still be President when they get there? To say Alex Garland's Civil War  is a cautionary tale seems almost like an understatement. For all we know, the horse may have already bolted, and this is simply a vision of the future. Pretty much any time you turn on the news these days you see something that could be the precursor to the events seen in the movie. But this isn't a piece of propaganda for any political side or ideology, even if Nick Offerman's President - who we don't get to see enough of - is mildly reminiscent of a certain controversial US political figure. Much like the central four protagonists the movie remains neutral. It's more of an examination of the chaos and the carnage that our own polarisation c