Spy Game? Did someone say Spy Game? Operation Dinner Out is a go! Ooo, Nathan Muir as a mirror opposite of Pierce — Bogota would have taught Muir that *people* matter, not that an iron fist is the way to go.OH DID SOMEONE SAY “PLEASE DISCUSS THE IMPORTANT WAYS IN WHICH NATHAN MUIR IS NOT ALEXANDER PIERCE”? BECAUSE I CAN DO THAT.I have maaaaaybe been thinking about this a lot, because Muir and his love for his Boy Scout are one of the happy places my brain retreats to when I’ve been thinking too much about everything Pierce did to the Winter Soldier, so. A FEW IMPORTANT POINTS:(Under the cut, because spoilers for all of Spy Game and Captain America: The Winter Soldier and also I got all worked up and went on at length about how Nathan Muir is morally ambiguous but not actually a terrible person. You can probably stop with exactly that level of knowledge and move on with your life.)
Yes, yes, yes to all of it!
Also, let’s emphasize the meta level of casting in both these movies. Robert Redford pretty much played a version of Tom Bishop in many, many movies when he was of an appropriate age. An ultimately decent man caught up in institutional corruption and ‘ends justify means’ morality.
And then in CATWS, to watch an actor who was literally the ‘golden boy’ play Alexander Pierce and reveal that his patina of honor and patriotism is just a faux finish over meglomania and ego was pretty damn awesome.
man can we collectively join together to change the name of “watersports” to something a little less misleading
i remember the first time i saw that in the description of a fic
i was like “so what, do the characters go to a waterpark or something? kinda weird that the author felt the need to specifically point that out”
the characters did not go to a waterpark.