Director Joe Wright in an interview with the left-wing site MovieLine
"I think that the action genre is a very interesting one in terms of its place in a social context. I think that Paul Greengrass showed us with the Jason Bourne films that it was possible to make an action movie with a social conscience, a political-social context. You know, it’s not an accident that the journalist in the third film is writing for The Guardian newspaper. And so, I was interested in making such a film, because most action films that I see are misogynistic and misanthropic, and kind of gun-loving, Republican bullsh*t. And that concerns me because those are the films young people are going to see."
For the record, this is the same director who crafted an entire love story -- the truly awful "Atonement" -- around the word "cunt." And because I'm a generous guy, I'd rather be called a liar than ask anyone to suffer through that turgid, overwrought pail of pretension. So no, don't waste your time even with a Netflix.
His attacks on us make perfect sense, though. Nothing he's done thus far has set the box-office on fire, so why not buy another chance by lashing out at the Right. When you're known as the first director in history to make Robert Downey Jr. boring
, you need some kind of quickie resume enhancer.