The Monstern reflects our pro-individual, pro-capital and pro-patriarchical system of values. The constant and repetitive violence in The Monstern addresses the ongoing brutality of American exceptionalism. Employing the spectacle, The Monstern is so Western, so violent-- “it reminds us that capitalism is already violent, that under capitalism violence is ambient and systematic, and that capitalism will only yield through greater and different violence.” 1 Blood splatters almost constantly in the film. It opens with a tight shot of a monster being decapitated, a scene as visually disturbing as the sound of the snapping sinew that accompanies it.
In The Monstern!, there are no heroes--only villains. It’s main character is America’s greatest export: violence. No one lives.