NOTE: This article contains SPOILERS for Bushwick, a 2017 movie that you probably haven’t heard of by now.
Yesterday, the FBI accused a group of far-right terrorists who kidnapped the Michigan governor, conducted a show trial, and possibly murdered her, since show trials have historically not had heartwarming outsider turns. This didn’t get enough press because the reality is a field of quicksand that also doubles as a sinkhole for the drain of a nearby diarrhea factory. (A fly also landed on Mike Pence’s head.)
Yeah, America kind of feels like one these days Decompose Latex Ninja Turtle. The United States is a divided nation, which means that a “civil war” is no longer just a divorced fathers thing to be reenacted, and this is pretty believable political forecasters, rightmost domestic paramilitary groups are tThe country’s greatest terrorist threat.
The reason for this, of course, is that some fear that a controversial choice might be possible lead to an increase in the violence of the white supremacist militia – which would not be too surprising given that armed militias have emerged in response to protests in the US and the president recently made a call to them The proud boys during the first presidential debate. Also 17 year old Kyle Rittenhouse two people shot and was terrible celebrated as a hero from the right and even the benefactor of a Crowdfunding campaign led by Christian groupsThis proves we’re all living in some kind of twisted Disney Channel reboot taxi driver.
In retrospect, a recent film was oddly prophetic, anticipating militia violence of 2020, albeit in a clumsy story with a former WWE star. You probably didn’t see it Bushwick, the 2017 action film starring Dave Bautista and Brittany Snow. It wasn’t even released in the US and made a little over $ 79,000 at the international box officewhich isn’t a huge amount for a movie without Kevin Spacey.
The film follows Lucy (mostly in impressive long single shots), a student who brings her boyfriend home to the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn – probably because action films with the word “wick” are currently a plus. Things change when her boyfriend, aka Jaime, is dating Broad cityexplodes immediately when leaving the subway.
Lucy discovers that the neighborhood is under attack by a mysterious paramilitary group. There are rooftop snipers, bombs are thrown from windows, and random drive-by shots. Coincidentally, Lucy connects with a surprisingly jacked up former caretaker named Stupe (played by Bautista) in a damp bunker, presumably because the filmmakers simply assume that everyone who works in the art of detention lives in a kind of urine-soaked cellar.