Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier October 6, 2014

Finally saw this on DVD over the weekend, and I’m not going to give you a movie review here (standard Marvel fare).  But here’s a minor, fun element to it:  due to a product-placement deal with General Motors, the movie existed in an alternate reality in which, not only did a international spy organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. exist, and a Nazi rogue group called HYDRA, but the American car industry never lost market share to imports.  Bow ties everywhere!  (Except for one lonely Dodge truck.)  And the Black Widow (who, by the way, ought to have her own film, given that even in the Marvel films so far, there are many mentions of her backstory, not to mention the comic books) drives a ‘Vette.

Of course, I then looked this up and learned that this isn’t the first GM-alternate-universe movie, but that the Transformers themselves were all GM vehicles.

Maybe you all knew this already, but it was a fun little escapist touch for this Detroit (-area) girl.


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