Posted by: Lee | July 31, 2006

Is the new Superman meant to be Jesus?

Here’s the story, some religous dudes in America (of course) are insisting that the symbolism and imagery in the new "Superman Returns" movie is a direct metaphor of Christianity and Jesus. The below link is BBC article which debates such a theory and whilst various points are valid, I can’t help think people are reading a bit too much in to what is just an entertaining superhero film. Granted there are religious connotations to the character, Superman was orginally created by Jewish immigrants back in 1930s America. I don’t, however, believe the symbolism in the film is directed towards any particular religion. Truth be told most of the imagery could be interpretted as a metaphor for most religions.

Link: BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Is the new Superman meant to be Jesus?


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