Zack Snyder's Justice League

Zack Snyder's Justice League

A compelling answer to the problems of capitalist modernity (no wonder this is a film about a present simultaneously haunted by a past and a future); nevertheless it’s still largely the same empty husk Whedon produced five years ago. Batman v. Superman this is not. And yet it still may be the most important mainstream release of the century as an object artifact (as opposed to artistic work) alone.

In particular, this is a formally interesting film insofar as it is fascinated by the Eros of movement and action. It is as if the answer to the fractious present age can be accomplished through mere physicality and proximity. Snyder fashions philosophy against consumption (note that it’s a conflict between Nature and Machine; Cyborg embodying the link between the two as a figure of erotic dualism).

And yet, and yet, and yet: if you seek his monument, look around you. This film is a monument, sure. But what to? The facade of the populist superhero landscape.

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