Marvel’s latest movie Captain Marvel sought to unveil a new female role model--the most powerful figure in the Marvel universe. Feminists hailed this as the necessary step to validating the Marvel Universe (where the female heroes are sadly outnumbered). The movie however received mixed reviews with many being critical of what they believed to be... Continue Reading →
As culture has continued down the path of rejecting Christianity and God, we have now once again seen the re-emergence of the superheroes. Since everyday life has been stripped of the supernatural, we must find it again in our stories of men and women, who are like us except more.
*Spoilers* Dreamworks’ final installment of How to Train a Dragon holds a surprising twist--a mature perspective on marriage. The story picks up some time after the second episode where Hiccup’s father has died leaving Hiccup as the chief, albeit a reluctant one. Berk, his island hometown, is facing some serious issues--they don’t have space for... Continue Reading →
The movie made me consider what would be horrible for me. Maybe it would be seeing a true reflection of my heart or witnessing the pure evil in the world. What if we couldn’t walk away though? What if we were subjected to not just a segment of the worlds’ sin, but all of it, all the time?
When I was a kid, I used to be perplexed by what I considered the stodginess of elderly people. They seemed desperate to maintain their routines, angry even. This type of character is captured comically in Disney’s Up and beautifully in Frederick Bachman’s A Man Called Ove. In both stories, the main character, a man,... Continue Reading →