Spent the rainy-afternoon part of Fourth of July watching Superman Returns.
For the record, Superman is not one of my favorite superheroes...he's too powerful (although the quote from Bryan Singer makes it clear that Superman is about power things then super powers).
Here are some of my favorite Superman post I've ran across in recent days:
- Screenwriter John August explains why of all the superpowers he would choose Flight (personally I would choose indestructability because if you aren't industructible, you start flying too fast and you'll get hit by random particles that will embed themselves into your skin.)
- Jeffery Overstreet has written a lot about Superman but my favorite post is this one: Top 10 Things to Do If You Get Bored During "Superman Returns"
- Will has a great post called "Superman as Christ-Figure?" where he explores the definition of what a Christ figure is, Superman's distinctiveness and examples of "blasphomous Christ figures." It's a great read.
- Peter Chattaway has been critical of how some people stretch Superman to be a religious alagory and in his post More wacky religious takes on Superman looks at Stephen Skelton's article for beliefnet.As a side note, Bryan Singer is supposed to do a Superman Returns sequel scheduled for 2009...what do you think it'll be called? Superman's Still Here?
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