Tribble wrote:IMO it is more likely that the Canadian government would want to see the mutant kids captured /eliminated than suddenly granting them asylum, particularly given Canada's history with mutants (note that despite the events DoFP they still went ahead with the Weapon X program, as seen in X-Men Apocalypse). Canada's generally never been nice to mutants unless they were in publically known teams like Alpha Flight.
First, continuity doesn't matter, remember? The film doesn't fit into the timeline, and doesn't appear to want to either. Second, you can't call something "likely" when we didn't see it happen that way. That's not how probability works.
Or perhaps to be more specific, public violence may not have been considered politically acceptable. Killing them off covertly was clearly fine given their plan to commit genocide via GMO crops, I wouldn't be surprised if some mutants who weren't known to the public were discreetly killed off over time.
The crops just suppress the X-gene, it isn't comparable to violence in the slightest. Its ethically dubious, certainly, but not the same.
Well that cheque is pretty damn big given that their plan was to commit worldwide mutant genocide, and it was apparently successful. I highly doubt that this was done without widespread government knowledge and approval - that project would have been too big to have gone unnoticed.
Except all it required was for the crops to be economically successful, to the point that high-fructose corn syrup made by Transgen or GMO corn seed sold by Transgen were ubiquitous in the US and the First world. This isn't complicated; while the idea is is not flawless on logical grounds I think the clear intent by the filmmakers was that this is a plausible way for Mutants to have been eliminated (not killed, notice) without anyone figuring out that it was a deliberate conspiracy against mutants. There is no need within the film to suppose that Transgen has any kind of international sway, because that does not fit their MO nor the tone of the film.
Again, not likely given their overall history with mutants. If there was some kind of faction of the Canadian government involved (we don't actually know who the kids were talking to and they could be anyone) it's more likely that the faction was not operating with government approval.
Remember its kids speculating that they will be safe and granted asylum once they cross the border, nothing more.
And my speculation is supported by onscreen evidence. Your speculation violates parsimony, in no small part because it relies on evidence from other films when this film refuses to clarify its temporal and causal relationship to those films.
What part of "I really liked the film" do you have problems understanding? I'm just pointing out that it's more likely that the kids would eventually get recaptured / killed than successfully living happily ever after. And that based on what we know (including other films) it would likely be in Canada's own best interest to take them out before they became public knowledge, particularly if Canada was complicit in the mutant genocide and/or had some level of knowledge as to what Transgein was up to.
I don't mean that you dislike the film, I mean that you seem dead set on making the ending out to be less hopeful than it was intended, ignoring Xavier's dialogue that establishes the theme of hope within its context, and that you are doing so by appealing to things not shown or told to us in the story. Clearly we both watched the film, but I don't care what happened in the other X-Men movies. They are not this film, and even if they are somehow connected (and good luck sorting out that mess) I still think you are overly focused on how the Canadian government was portrayed in movies that take place decades before this one without considering the fact that things change. I mean, come on, people escaping to Canada seeking safe haven is such an obvious metaphor for the Underground Railroad its amazing how little the film calls attention to it.
Hell, even if Canada had absolutely nothing to do with the genocide or Trangien it'd still likely be in their best interests to capture / kill off the mutants than give them asylum and let them go their own merry way. If word ever got out that even with the apparent disappearance of mutants it was still technically possible to create one and weaponise him/her... that would be bad. Someone else would be bound to try (if there aren't multiple groups doing it already, Transgien may have just been the first one to screw things up and get caught).
Yeah, but its not as if supersoldiers are such a strange idea that no one else could come up with it on their own. The fact that no one else tried suggests that there are good reasons not to attempt it besides ethical ones. Like, say, the fact that you spinning a roulett wheel over what powers the mutant will recieve even if you are working from the genetic code of someone whose mutation is well known. Or the fact that the clones are either children with no desire to be soldiers, or true science fiction vat grown clones that are wild and unpredictable, as demonstrated in the movie via X-24. Seriously, the villain of the film is supposed to be as crazy as he is smart, literally believing that he can do a better job at controlling mutation than mother nature. I'm pretty sure that no matter how unethical the government is, they aren't that kind of stupid.