There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller's work for quite a long time.
In comics the reader is in complete control of the experience. They can read it at their own pace, and if there's a piece of dialogue that seems to echo something a few pages back, they can flip back and check it out, whereas the audience for a film is being dragged through the experience at the speed of 24 frames per second.
As far as I can see, it's not important that we have free will, just as long as we have the illusion of free will to stop us going mad.
Most of the people who get sent to die in wars are young men who've got a lot of energy and would probably rather, in a better world, be putting that energy into copulation rather than going over there and blowing some other young man's guts out.