Intertextuality: The Empire Strikes Back and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

This post will have spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It will also have spoilers for The Empire Strikes Back, but I know that you’ve seen that movie because literally everyone has. The Marvel Cinematic Universe films exist in Disney’s pantheon of intellectual properties alongside the Star Wars franchise. In that way, these movies are linked together.… Continue reading Intertextuality: The Empire Strikes Back and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Captain’s Log: May 2017

Game of Thrones Trailer! So, the first Game of Thrones season 7 trailer was released this month, and it looks phenomenal. It’s really neat to see that the show is starting to build towards its end with climaxes and resolutions we’ve been promised for six seasons now. This might be considered lazy writing, but I find my… Continue reading Captain’s Log: May 2017

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

Captain’s Log: March 2017

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy semester for me, so again, I thank all my readers for being patient in my new every-other-week schedule. In this post, I’m going to be covering some of the bigger stories/events from February and March, since I missed the Captain’s Log post for February. Logan This month, Logan debuted to strong… Continue reading Captain’s Log: March 2017

PCS Person of the Year

So, you might have heard that TIME magazine recently announced their person of the year, and their selection ruffled a few feathers. Honestly, it seems a little arbitrary, since in 1938 they chose Adolf Hitler and in 1939 they chose Joseph Stalin, and have picked every president-elect since then. Let’s just remember in 2006 when… Continue reading PCS Person of the Year