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Superman is Jesus

I caught the Superman Returns teaser trailer before Harry Potter and the Gobbling Tire on Friday. It features a voice-over by Supe’s father:

Even though you have been raised as a human being, you are not one of them. They can be a great people, 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.

Sounds like another familiar story, doesn’t it?

7 Responses to “Superman is Jesus”

  1. Mel

    I got the same impression when I saw the trailer last night. I wonder how long it’ll be before the religious groups get their knickers in a twist over it.

  2. Marc

    …or perhaps, as in the case of The Matrix, they’ll quickly turn it into sermon illustrations…

  3. Eric

    This is the voice of Marlon Brando taken from the first movie (1978)…

  4. fred

    Perhaps it’s nothing more than a good marketing ploy. It seemed to go over pretty big the first time it was said.

  5. Steve Davies

    How Do Guys!

    The biblical theme to Superman – As far as I know two Jewis people wrote the Supermans story in the 1930’s with a view of it having biblical elemements?

    Am I right in this do you know?


  6. David

    All my life I have always wanted to become Superman, but now I am a Christian, I think I don’t need to. I wrote an article on Superman for a (non Christian) magazine once, and guess what I learned.

    When Donner, the director of Superman I and II, finalized the script for the films, he hired a couple writers to edit the script Mario Puzo wrote and had them insert biblical motifs. Now, during the time the films were being shown, he denied ever making any relationship between Superman and the Bible for the reason his life was being threatened by guys who noticed the semblance. But now that that feud is over, he admits it. He said he knew it would give the films their proper forms.

    (This is already too long for a comment. I made a post in my site with it already. Hehe!!)

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