I don’t really get your point, Wlady. Though Superman was created by two Jews, Superman-as-Christ-metaphor is hardly a new idea. Brando’s God-the-Father lines from the 1978 Superman aren’t terribly subtle: “They can be a great people, Kal-El, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you… my only son.” According to the reviewer (I haven’t seen Superman Returns yet, though you can bet I’ll be heading to the theater this afternoon), the new movie plays up the Christ angle, right down to editing in Brando’s performance, and the reviewer is riffing off this. If religious metaphors are blasphemous, than the history of Western literature is one long story of blasphemy.
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