Superman Returns

My “Superman Returns” fansite

And then there was a network

Inspired by so many before me (and in need of something to do with all my blogs), I have formed a network called the GeckoMedia Network. This blog is a member of the GeckoMedia Network which I hope to expand to include podcasts in the near future. At the moment the members of this network are the following blogs:

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July 19, 2006 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

Is Superman a savior?

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John C Dvorak, known cranky geek, asks whether Superman has become a “Christ allegory”?  In other words, has Superman become a modern day version of a long line of saviors who have rescued us when humanity has reached those low points in our history.  According to CNN:

Now, for many Christian moviegoers comes another gospel.

As the hype machine shifts into high gear for the upcoming release of “Superman Returns,” some are reading deeply into the film whose hero returns from a deathlike absence to play savior to the world.

“It is so on the nose that anyone who has not caught on that Superman is a Christ figure, you think, ‘Who else could it be referring to?’ ” said Steve Skelton, who wrote a book examining parallels between Superman and Christ.

As one of society’s most enduring pop-culture icons, Superman has often been observed as more than just a man in tights.

I think this is a good question.  We may be tempted to think of Superman as yet another comic book hero but we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that, in the past, humans have given archetypes human form and have even worshipped those personifications of our archetypes as gods among us.  This may be the 21st century but Superman represents some of our greatest qualities.  He is a symbol of what we can become and I believe he and other superheroes like Batman, Spiderman and even the X-Men have become our equivalent of the demigods of the ancients.

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June 16, 2006 Posted by | General | 2 Comments

Its coming! Soon!

My brother spotted this one today. I can't wait!
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April 21, 2006 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

My time just has not been my own

Supes downcast.jpgI was really hoping to keep this blog updated. Sadly my other activities have made that pretty difficult. Hopefully I will be able to get back into the swing of things soon. Until then, be sure to visit Bluetights.net which is probably one of the best "Superman Returns" resources on the Web at the moment.

I have the Bluetights.net feed in my sidebar to the right of this content so feel free to keep coming back here for updates. 

April 11, 2006 Posted by | General | Leave a comment

“Superman Returns” to be released on HD DVD

Given the rage about the two competing high definition DVD formats, it must come as news to some that “Superman Returns” will be released on HD DVD when it is eventually released off circuit.

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January 16, 2006 Posted by | General, New media | Leave a comment

Only 6 months to go!

Wow, only six months to go till I find myself sitting in a theatre with my Superman t-shirt (well, one of many), my new wife (well, she will be) and my friends watching the Man of Steel take to flight.  I can feel the excitement already!

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January 16, 2006 Posted by | General | 1 Comment