Watching this Arrival fx reel, it becomes obvious very quickly that the military assets are all digital now, cheap, easy, accessible to all. Most of them are doable with After Effects relatively easily and cheaply. It’s just another skill that kids are learning.
That means filmmakers no longer really need the pentagon’s script approval to tell stories. The implications of removing the US government from Hollywood are huge. Producers don’t need the fucking army or navy or air force anymore, nor their script changes or propaganda advice. Ruminate on that, as we move into the future.