It’s challenging to sit with this level of darkness for so long, but what an unforgettable take on one of the DCEU’s most popular characters.
An aggressive, brooding thesis about the role of religion and the cycle of violence that routinely corrupts our basic humanity.
Just because it is a “wtf did I just watch?” movie doesn’t mean it’s the profound work of a cinematic auteur.
This period film sadly reflects issues many are dealing with in present day: a society that’s relentless in its quest to oppress “the other.”
Lands squarely on the ideal side of weird and, although often maddening to watch, it happily never sinks to the most irritating levels of cinematic pretension that often suffocates most art house fare.
This isn’t a bad movie and it’s certainly not unwatchable, but it’s a definite stumble for the usually fantastic Zellners.