As it happens, this “Christ Type” or “Christ figure” also has the initials J.C. This is a trend found in several films and television shows. The heroes may not be sinless but their heroic narratives often allude to the Gospel narrative.
About Schmidt and The Descendants would be great movies to watch back-to-back. This movie is not about solid plot logic. It is about moments, those precious human moments that actors love.
Any film that tries to focus on Hoover’s character as the lead role runs this risk of obfuscation. With enigmatic-dramatic situations we need a seeker, an interrogator, and a problem.
The reason Edward is told not to involve himself in the arts is because they are considered full of evil. This is even something the great Jonathan Edwards once said. Edward de Vere concludes that if God is not involved in art, then art must either be politics or decoration.
While the story and virus are going global and large scale, some say the characters become smaller and smaller. Perhaps Ben Ripley is right when he mentions that “the more you can confine your character, the better.”
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