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Posted: 5/3/2015 5:51:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2015 5:54:27 PM EDT by Geohans]
I watched it tonight in a theater in Leipzig, Germany-- heart of the former communist DDR. Went to an "original version" showing, in English; generally all films are shown almost exclusively in German here.

So I was curious how many people in my theater grasped the meaning behind a number of the themes. First:

1. The irony of "Peace in our Time." The American value: Supposedly, we learned a lesson from that, Obama's current policies notwithstanding. I'd say Germans don't learn about Neville Chamberlain in school.

--The American value embodied in this theme was demonstrated by Reagan's "peace through strength."

2. Great effort to avoid innocent lives lost. Recent issues with drones notwithstanding.

3. A moral obligation to fight evil.

4. Hot chicks in tight pants.

Also, I suspect the "We're here to help" anti-gov meme went over the heads of most of my socialism-steeped German neighbors.

What American values did you discern?
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