Via Breitbart comes a movie review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.):
"I like Captain America and actually the most recent movie was fantastic," Amash said during a WOOD Radio interview on the The Justin Barclay Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Amash said that the movie directed a strong warning of the dangers government surveillance, suggesting that his Republican primary opponent would have sided with the bad guys in the film.
"It really was right up my alley in terms of the message. It was directed at people like my opponent, frankly, who think you need to monitor every single American in the country, that the Fourth Amendment doesn't matter—it was directed at those people."
Amash is in a primary battle for his congressional seat, facing Republican businessman Brian Ellis. Ellis has campaigned against Amash's principled stance on surveillance issues, particularly his fight to reform the National Security Agency.
I'm with Amash regarding both NSA surveillance and the new Captain America flick (Reason.com movie critic Kurt Loder (who preferred the first Captain America flick). As noted by both Loder and Reason's Peter Suderman (who reviews movies for the Washington Times), Winter Soldier is a definite throwback to 1970s-era paranoid thrillers. As with the recent Batman movies by Christoper Nolan, it's really a meditation on post-9/11 issues related to security, privacy, and justice. Which makes it especially cool that it's kicking ass at the box office, having pulled in about $170 million so far.
Reason TV interviewed Justin Amash in 2013. Watch below. Read a transcript here.