Can we just talk about this moment, it’s just a passing moment, but I love it, because I love Natasha’s expression. Here she has these two men, this super soldier and scientist/rage monster, and she can see their amazement. This is a woman who knows S.H.I.E.L.D, knows many of their dirty secrets, but she’s proud, proud of this organization she calls home, that saved her and gave her a second chance. That smug, proud little smirk of hers at these two speaks volumes to me, like “Yeah, you like that? Cool, huh?”
all of this^ and then imagine just how much it hurt and how betrayed she must’ve felt when the events of Cap 2 happened.
IF THEY KNEW CAS WAS INFAMOUS FOR BEING A LITTLE SHIT AND FUCKING STUFF UP FOR THE ANGELS AND PICKING HUMANITY
WHY WOULD THEY SEND HIM IN AFTER DEAN IN HELL I MEAN HONESTLY???
“OH YEAH LET’S JUST SEND THE DUDE IN THAT REBELS EVERY TIME LET’S DO IT GUYS”
OR MAYBE HE WASN’T SUPPOSED TO AND WHEN HE ANNOUNCED HE SAVED DEAN EVERYONE WAS LIKE
“OH DAMMIT NOT THIS AGAIN”
DOES THAT MEAN CAS IS THE SPN VERSION OF MOON MOON?
This post is already really long so I didn’t want to tack stuff onto it. But since I am a Scholar of Rhetoric (is that worse or is “rhetorician” worse) the Hydra montage it represents is particularly fascinating to me, because the Cap 2 creators knew that they had only a very brief snap of time to convey to the audience the entire history of Hydra, its presence in S.H.I.E.L.D., and its connection with the Winter Soldier in a way that would create the desired impression and emotions for the audience. So a lot of thought went into what these images should be, and I think that it’s worth exploring why the finished product is what it is.
The first image here is the Hydra logo in what I would refer to as “hacker green.” Zola communicates in this color, though there seems to be no real reason for him to do so, given that the computer screens are apparently capable of displaying video in color and at a higher pixel rate. The color is therefore an other-than-practical choice. It suggests, I think, the code of the Matrix to many in the audience, which automatically evokes a kind of techno-paranoia— applicable here not only because Zola is the machine, but also because Hydra is tied to the cyber-security apparatus. Its use in The Matrixdrew on a broader cultural connection of this color and font to HACKERZ— in the sense of “computer danger,” fears of the role of technology in society.