Zack Snyder’s approach to the DC material is to skin the heroes as modern mythological figures. And he does so by using blatantly obvious parallels. Superman? That’s Jesus. He literally dies sacrificially, he literally resurrects. Batman? That’s Hades. He’s grim and glum and sulks around in an underworld called Gotham. His is a Divisive approach but he has something to say. Because Zack Snyder’s Justice League pays off on all that deconstructionism. It actually takes all the little broken pieces of classic characters and rearranges them to build them anew.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about the modern superhero myths and how they can point seekers to the truth of the gospel and his online-exclusive article, “No Us Without Him: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Zack Snyder’s Justice League“. **Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.**
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