Saint Peter Parker: Christian Allegory in Superhero Movies

Two thousand years of western fiction have lead to what is one of the most common storytelling tropes. It’s been in everything from The Old Man and the Sea and The Grapes of Wrath to Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Characters who take exhibit qualities resembling the Bible’s Jesus Christ hold a special place in fiction, because of what they indicate… Continue reading Saint Peter Parker: Christian Allegory in Superhero Movies

A Modest Proposal for Superhero Films: Let’s Cut the BS

This year marks the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which features two great heroes who would normally cooperate forgoing their traditional roles and squaring off against one another. It also marks the release of Captain America: Civil War, which features two great heroes who would normally cooperate forgoing their traditional roles and squaring off against one… Continue reading A Modest Proposal for Superhero Films: Let’s Cut the BS

Captain’s Log, December 2015

Whew. What a month. Christmas, Hanukkah, and the December holidays make for a busy time in America, but I still found time to contribute to the blog. I haven’t gotten to see The Revenant or The Hateful Eight, but I have seen The Force Awakens (okay fine, I’ve seen it twice). I’ve spent some free time trying to catch up on… Continue reading Captain’s Log, December 2015