If ideology shapes our fantasies as Zizek suggests, then Call of Duty: Ghosts is imperialism distilled.
“How do we experience ourselves ideologically? What do we find worth fighting for? What's the meaning of our life?”
This is how Slovenian philosopher Slajoj Zizek launched a response to the question of why he finds cinema such a useful tool for analysing modern capitalist ideology during a recent interview with Vice.
Answering his own questions, he continued, “You have to look at Hollywood, where you get it [ideology] in pure, distilled form.”
The interview was about Zizek's latest film, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. In the film, Zizek essentially argues that even in our dreams and fantasies, we cannot escape the dominant ideologies of our time.