Thread: Movies: Man of Steel
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04-13-2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Rabid Ranger View Post
It seems like Man of Steel is playing up the messianic overtones.
It's always had them, no?

The son being sent by the father from far away to save the people of earth. Is raised by two people who aren't his parents, but leaves to fulfill his destiny. Is tempted often but remains righteous....and on and on.

Jesus...the original superhero story.
The Bible...the original comic book.

I figure give it a couple thousand years and we'll all be praying in Superman synagogues while calling the those in the Batman temples a bunch of heathens who won't be saved in order to go to Krypton, but will go to the Phantom Zone for being the sinful non-believers that they are.

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