I guess one of the unasked questions in current movie fiction is can you be a strong man solving problems without a gun.
We know men can be goofs.
They can be con men.
Beloved hump fiends with their own private sex shooter.
But when was the last time you remember a movie that did not have the male hero/protagonist without using a gun (bomb, rocket, robot, spaceship with photon torpedoes) to solve the problem or be restored whole?
I know that this movie is based on a series of famous books.
I've never read them.
Spy genre is not my preferred reading area of interest.
The thing is that variations of this poster is on every bus, shuttle, cab and transportation device.
I have no choice but to see this image of a man with a gun.
Still with the Orlando shooting in my mind. Still with the most recent death by cop videos. Still with all the yakity yak about 2nd amendments vs gun control talk.
This is how I wind up in the nexus.
Because in the United States, that piece of metal means more than any one individual's life be it a child, woman or man.
And we are so connected to the gun.
Attitudes have to change. How we tell stories about guns and power might have to change.
And we are not there yet.