Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Passion of the Superman

Enjoyed seeing "Superman Returns" tonight. I thought it was a first-rate summertime-fun movie.

But what struck me was how much this telling of the Superman tale is an allegory for the Christ story.

  • Sent by his Father (skillfully played by the late Marlon Brando) to our planet.
  • Watches over us and protects us.
  • Dies and is resurrected (hope that doesn't spoil the movie -- did you think Superman would actually die and stay dead?)
  • He even hangs in the air in a pose similar to Christ on the cross.
Anyway, it's a good movie and I predict it's going to be a big hit. Seems like audiences are in need of a good Savior these days.

Eva Marie Saint as Mary, I mean Superman's Mother is wonderful.

However, Parker Posey as Lex Luther's moll steals the picture IMHO.
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