'Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Started A Meme That Will Make You Trust No One
There are a number of different ways to measure something's success in this day and age. Sales, sure. Perhaps more interesting, though? Memes. Marvel's got a stranglehold over the box office seemingly whenever it pleases — to the degree that, it should be noted, as I was typing this sentence a trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier came on my television. The Internet is, of course, quite fond of reminding the public of Marvel's influence.
The most recent incarnation of this is a meme to do with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And yes, if you'd like to avoid spoilers, turn back now.
Winter Soldier features the presence of Hydra, a "a world-wide subversive organization dedicated to global domination." In one scene, The Larry Sanders Show's Garry Shandling leans over to a S.H.I.E.L.D employee and whispers "Hail Hydra," alerting us to the fact that he and many others embedded in powerful places had been working with Hydra.
Now no one is safe. Everyone leaning close to someone else? Probs "Hail Hydra"ing in the eyes of this meme. So let's explore the best of Twitter's #HailHydra tag.