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All Screen Rant articles are available to read here, with selected pieces below.

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"Similar to other postmodern explorations of superhero-dom such as Watchmen and The Boys, Peacemaker as a character echoes how the inherent ties between power and abuse apply to beloved caped crusadersWatchmen's The Comedian was based on Peacemaker, writer Alan Moore contending that centralized powers like the Justice League are fascistic regardless of rhetoric and fanfare. Where older superhero portrayals in media labeled the greater American purpose as triumphant, heroic, and even wholesome — such as Christopher Reeve's Superman or Adam West's Batmannewer shows like Peacemaker have reinterpreted American "heroes" as grittier, nonsensically self-righteous, and hereditarily genocidalAs Cena describes it, it's 'f**ked.'"

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"But what now seems to get disregarded as a novelty gag, making a movie from Twitter, undermines that Janicza Bravo's direction here is some of the most daring in recent history, is absolutely brilliant and innovative in its integration of social media sights and sounds (something a prior half-generation of filmmaking whiffed at recreating time and again due to social media being their learned language and Bravo having fluency), and is didactic in its goals and executions: it’s about laughing at ridiculous and human behaviors in their Chekhovian self-centeredness, it’s about the unflinching validation of sex work as a responsible and lucrative profession especially when performed by responsible and lucrative professionals, and it’s about the appropriation of Black culture stemming from an incorrect assumption that financial insecurity means filthy means disenfrachisement."

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