‘Civil War:’ Catastrophe Porn Hits A Nadir

Jessicah Lahitou
11 min readMay 9, 2024

The Lincoln Memorial explodes, no one learns anything, and everyone loses. But Kirsten Dunst is magnificent.

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I asked my best friend in March if she wanted to see Civil War when it opened.

She said, “Nah,” and that was it.

We’d recently gone to Dune: Part Two for the second time in as many weeks; we were jazzed and hoping for something new…

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Jessicah Lahitou

Writer on Education, Politics, and Pop Culture. I stan all things Marilynne Robinson, and I’m still here for Saul Bellow.