|This character doesn't get much screen time, but adds an important morsel of commentary.|
Let's take a moment to consider a film coming out in February that I am exceedingly interested in:
200 years ago.
Since the film will be released in 2014, what happened in 1814? The War of 1812 officially ends with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent (even though there was still the Battle Of New Orleans to fight) and, even though this is America's "forgotten war," it was the second time America won independence from Great Britain which is why Frankenstein (Aaron Eckhardt) says, "I was given life," because--if America had lost the War of 1812--we would have gone back to being a British colony and would have ceased to be the United States of America; more importantly, however, since we just saw Aaron Eckhardt in Olympus Has Fallen, it might be the Burning of Washington we are supposed to be considering during the film, and how Washington is being burned today. The qualities of Frankenstein could be said to be true of the American economy (at least before 2008) and, when Frankenstein says, "This ends tonight," that echoes what we hear in 47 Ronin, just before the attack on the enemy's city.
Now, let's see if you know what famous film the teaser for Expendables 3 references:
If you like the super controversial, and philosophical and "dangerous," you might find this interesting:
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