“Your faith brings death!”
“Mother is God in the eyes of a child.”
Rust and blood. Motherhood as the ultimate rebellion. Revisiting this shortly after Resident Evil: Retribution makes for one thematically rich experience.
It’s safe to say at this point that I’ve mostly outgrown these needlessly exhausting, excruciatingly infantilizing exercises in nothingness. World-conquering megablockbusters preaching against excess and greed, commodifying morality as easily attainable nuggets of wisdom to live by are the last thing we need in this sobering year.
Read my full (spoiler-free) review for The Jakarta Post here.
The logical endpoint of reactionary content creation under late-capitalist hegemony. Look no further than the current reign of Marvel Studios for a clear-cut behavior of the monolithic elite creating the illusion of aesthetic revolution to provide dissenters a bit of a wiggle room in a culture that’s no longer theirs.
When we criticized the film company for its lack of cast diversity, it went on to produce Black Panther. When…