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Feature James Clayton 3 May 2013 - 06:23

With Olympus Has Fallen set in the White House and Iron Man 3 featuring The Mandarin, James looks at Hollywood's attacks on Us soil...

If you've been to the cinema in 2013, chances are you've seen the United States of America being attacked. Who's the whipping boy of choice, and what's the punchbag that Hollywood has been working out its aggressions on recently? Most often, it's been the Us of A itself.

This is also true of 2012, and great stretches of film history before, yet when I gaze across the recent movie scene the masochism mission really stands out. Sometimes it's a subtle or subliminal presence - an underlying subtext - and sometimes it's explicit and literally exploding in the audience's collective face, spraying splinters of the White House's front porch into their eyeballs. Assaults on America are occurring over and over in the cinema auditorium and you, »

- ryanlambie

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