It's true, superhero movies are generally not known for their adherence to strict reality. No surprise there, though I'd say it could be argued that Marvel has actually done a passable job of finding real-world ways and reasons for its heroes to possibly exist (Thor obviously excluded). But in an angle that I freely admit I would never have anticipated, when the Pentagon chose to withdraw its support for... Read More...

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    The Backed by the Pentagon trope as used in popular culture. If you're an American producer and you want to get some impressive combat scenes in your movie, …
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  • War Machine
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    In the October 13, 1993, New York Times, Supreme Court Roundup; Justices to Rule on Challenges by Career Criminals, by Linda Greenhouse, is this tidbit:
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    See Also: Expanded History of Dr. Doom Victor von Doom was born in a gypsy camp outside...
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