The death of Osama bin Laden is a welcome boost for Captain America

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock today you would have heard the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed. The Al-Qaeda founder and leader was killed by US ground forces in Pakistan on May 1st 2011 (May 2nd Pakistan time) after hiding out in a small compound outside Islamabad. To echo former president George Bush ‘No matter how long it takes, justice will be done.’ The death of America’s most wanted criminal marks a major victory for America, and is likely to create huge waves of appreciation towards US President Barack Obama and the US forces across the world.

Now I’m thinking the Captain America: The First Avenger movie could not have come at a better time. After I original thought that the movie would flop considering its release is only two weeks after the final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise hits cinemas, I’m now having second opinions. American patriotism is likely to now reach an all time high and what better film to reflect that than having an American super soldier kicking terrorist butt?

The linear story of Captain America can now work its favour in a big way. Seeing a man so devoted to serve his country,to the point in which he will undertake a physical transformation as well as watching him put his life on the line to catch the bad guy will send flags waving in cinemas across America. The movie can now be treated as propaganda, and it’s sending a message that the bad guys will always lose. After all, the Captain America character was invented for patriotic propaganda during World War 2, and it quickly became one of the most popular comic book characters in America during the war period. Now with one of America’s greatest ever victories, Captain America is ready to step up and show us that bad guys will never win,

Go Team America!

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