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Here's What I Thought of the Civil War Movie

• Organic Prepper - Daisy Luther

Have you heard the buzz about the new movie Civil War? This past weekend I watched it so I could review it from a prepper's perspective.

If you want to watch it's available to rent on Amazon Prime.

Who is this movie NOT for?

Let's get this part out of the way first. There's abundant swearing and extremely graphic violence. I am generally fine with graphic violence, and even I was surprised.

I wouldn't let children watch unless Mom and Dad have reviewed it first and feel that their teens will not be traumatized. (No little kids, for sure). Also, if realistic battle scenes are traumatic for you, you'll want to give this one a pass.

For those of us still hanging on, continue reading. I won't include any spoilers.

What's it about?

Much to my surprise, this movie was not political at all. I expected it to be a woke view of those darned pesky rebels, but that wasn't the case. It was very non-partisan.

Texas and California have formed the "Western Federation" and seceded from the United States. Florida has seceded separately and is trying to get the Carolinas on board.

The movie follows three seasoned war journalists and a girl who has joined their group. They're making their roundabout way from New York City to Washington, DC, for an attack that everyone seems to know is coming because of the movement of the armies involved.

There is no mention of any of the reasons this war has begun, why Texas and Cali are now buddies, and what the beef is that is making them want to attack Washington, DC. Although I would love to have that information, it's not actually pertinent to the story we're watching. In fact, I think it's better because you're viewing it through a truly neutral lens.

There's no right. There's no wrong. There's only war and madness.