December 19th 2006, 10:26 AM #1
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird...
I just finished watching, "Superman Returns." Yeah, yeah, I know it's a year old - I usually wait for the DVD to come out.
But I found it really striking how "religious" it was.
It begins with the father sending his only son, and the quote:
"The son becomes the father, and the father becomes the son."
Lois wins a Pulitzer for "Why the world doesn't need Superman", which is like the God is Dead idea. She says that the world has moved on, and grown out of him.
At one point, she says, "I thought that we no longer needed a Savior..."
He dies, is resurrected, ascends to the sun, where he is strengthened, then returns to save the earth, well, actually, the US and some of South America. After he lifts the huge land mass into space, he falls back to earth, arms outstretched like a crucifix.
Thinking that he is really going to die this time, Lois kisses him goodbye, only to see him, like Mary Mag., hovering a few feet.
"I'm always around."
But rather than find it comforting, I wondered: Is that what we really want? A superhero that saves us? And that is why we create them, whether we call them Jesus or Superman?
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