We've seen the movies before, enough to drive us to distraction: the slow takeover of power by lunatics, the sleeping citizenry unaware their country has been stolen and lost, the bad guys who refuse to be shamed and who will stop at nothing until they own absolutely everything...
Somehow, even though the movies are always the same -- exploits sexed up with explosions, topped-off with exploited sex bombs, and exploding F-bombs -- they always manage to make the Previews of Coming Attractions look novel enough.
How'd they do that -- sleight of hand? Mass hypnosis from politicians? Calm mesmerizing via pollsters? Corporate marketing magic? Or, are we just being baffled with more of the same, steaming bat guano, slung at us, hot and fast, right past us, before we know what happened, out at home plate, called on sliders?
Well, in a word: Yes.