“The Oath” presents itself as part holiday comedy, part sociopolitical satire, and all political progressive nightmare. In terms of its target audience, the film presses all the right buttons to check all those boxes. Arguably, it pushes them too well, and the final result is more depressing than funny.
In the summer of 2011, “Captain America: The First Avenger” dropped onto movie screens around the world. I, as a die-hard fan of the character, came away not only validated in my faith in the casting of Chris Evans as Cap, but ecstatic at the potential for his future appearances. Not going to lie. Made me feel good that most people came away thinking he’d done well, too.