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Old 06-21-2006, 09:11 AM   #31
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I don't know how many different trailers they have for this movie but the only one I've seen I found a little interesting.

Was it just me or did it seem like there was Christ-figure imagery going on there?

At the end when Jor-El (I believe) says in the voice over "And that is why I am sending you, my only son" And I'm waiting for "that whosever believeth in you. . ."
Yeah, a discussion of this has started to arise. There was an article on cnn.com about it a few days ago: http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movi...ref=sitesearch

Technically, it's nothing too new with Superman. The whole story oozes of it if you look for it. The model, only son sent down by his father to help the human race avoid destruction...not by interfering, but by being an example.....a character plagued by the choices of sticking strictly to his assigned duty versus the "human"/emotional needs eating away at him, etc. Heck, they even killed him in the mid-90s---he died "for the people of Metropolis," as one comic issue noted. Kind of neat in a way, sociohistorically, seeing as how Superman was created by two Jewish kids at the start of World War II.

Yeah, I'm a dork...I read Superman comics for years. I never necessarily thought about all the Christ allusions, but I never really looked for them. I think the only reason it's making news & maybe standing out a bit more now is that our politics and media are swamped by religion at the moment. But that's a discussion for FYM......
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I wish people could just let Superman be Superman and not put all of that on to it, honestly I never thought about that at all For me it's just a nerdy underdog who helps people and fights evil and can carry off skin tight spandex

here's another article

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...2094503&page=1
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I wish people could just let Superman be Superman and not put all of that on to it, honestly I never thought about that at all For me it's just a nerdy underdog who helps people and fights evil and can carry off skin tight spandex
Agreed. I prefer to think of Superman as just a good guy using his personal gifts to help other people.
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His character is the hero archetype derived from a mix of mythologies, that's why people respond to him. It's human nature.

That said, I don't get what all of the hullaballoo is about.

(If you're keeping score at home, I said "archetype" and "hullaballoo" in the same post)
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His character is the hero archetype derived from a mix of mythologies, that's why people respond to him. It's human nature.
Yup. And because everybody sees in him either 1). a bit of themselves, and/or 2). a bit of who they'd like to be, every "group" can find an argument for why Superman is one of their own. The result is that last article that Mrs. Springsteen just posted.

That's one of the wonderful things about the great comic book characters---most notably, IMO, Superman, Batman & Spider-Man. Comics have always been considered "nerdy," but they can provoke so much thought if you let them.
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That's one of the wonderful things about the great comic book characters---most notably, IMO, Superman, Batman & Spider-Man. Comics have always been considered "nerdy," but they can provoke so much thought if you let them.
Exactly.

Batman's my favorite, he's a such a badass.
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Batman's my favorite, he's a such a badass.
Haha...yeah. I used to sporadically read Batman. Was a constant Superman & X-Men guy. My brother was a Spider-man, Batman, X-Men reader. I stopped when I went away to college, which coincided with when they turned Superman into a blue electric Superman (weird..).....which, jeez, must be like 9 years ago!

My brother actually just gave me the hardcover of Identity Crisis today as a late birthday present...I'm looking forward to reading it!
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I've never been much of a comic book reader, but I have read into the histories of Batman, Superman, and Spider-man. Alot of odd stuff happened to the characters in the '80s and '90s.

I can't wait to see this movie, Spidey 3, and Batman Begins 2/Batman's Already Begun But This Time He's Kicking More Ass.
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I am the exact opposite of Superman.

I am an ugly guy who is like to kryptonite to women.
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Agreed. I prefer to think of Superman as just a good guy using his personal gifts to help other people.
Sorry guys, I wasn't trying to get all heavy on everyone. I just thought it was kind of funny.
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Exactly.

Batman's my favorite, he's a such a badass.

Oh, yeah.
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Sorry guys, I wasn't trying to get all heavy on everyone. I just thought it was kind of funny.
I hope you didn't think I was referring to you, I was only talking about all the articles

No need to say sorry
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I don't like Superman's leggo-men hair-do.
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I hope you didn't think I was referring to you, I was only talking about all the articles

No need to say sorry
same here, MCS!
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That fight was fixed, bloody Green Arrow
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