In Man of Steel, we not only get a retelling of a classic comic book character, we get a powerful marketing campaign linking the mighty DC Comics and the mightiest of box stores, Wal-Mart.
While in many ways the story is lacking, I suspect there will be those who appreciate the strong spiritual emphasis in the film as much as I did. In some ways this is more obvious than in past Superman films. There are times Henry Cavill looks more like Jesus than Clark Kent, beard and all.
Unfortunately, we live in a world that focuses too heavily on individualism. Don’t get me wrong—to discover one’s gifts, talents, to love one’s self, etc.— is important, but one of the ways we discover self is by loving others, by being part of groups and communities.
As a person who has enough Original American Blood to claim full Indian Rights, I anxiously await the release of The Lone Ranger. I am also hopeful the film will show the deep spiritual leanings of the Original Americans.
In a world that seems to have lost hope in the power of dreams, with The Moment, hope is rediscovered and we see that once again, dreams can become reality.
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