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Superman is Jesus Christ

Published June 21, 2006 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Warner Bros.
Superman Returns Look at this image... they might as well of placed a cross behind him.
Today's moviegoers are always looking for a hidden meaning in the major blockbusters. Remember when Star Wars: A Phantom Menace hit theatres and everybody thought Jar Jar Binks was supposed to represent an uneducated black person speaking ebonics? They even pushed the envelope by claiming the character's ears represented dreadlocks. Come on, we all know the only thing Jar Jar Binks represented was a complete and utter disaster of a character.

Superman Returns has received multiple theories of late including the very popular 'Superman is gay' logic (here). Though I thought the Superman nonsense had ended, a new theory has surfaced that links Superman to Jesus Christ.

Superman Returns Delivers Jesus

AP has recently put out a report that finds proof -- in the dialogue no doubt -- that Superman is a symbolic icon of Jesus Christ.

A preview for the film Superman Returns, which opens in theaters a week from today, has intrigued viewers with its religious imagery.

It shows the hero with his eyes closed as the voice of his father tells him he was sent to Earth because humans "lack the light to show the way. For this reason I have sent them you, my only son."

Before being kidnapped by villain Lex Luthor, Lois Lane assures Superman in another preview, "The world doesn't need a savior, and neither do I."

Luthor says, "Gods are selfish beings who fly around in little red capes and don't share their power with mankind."

But Superman Returns director Bryan Singer, who is Jewish, says the notion of Superman as a Christ figure is simply another case of contemporary storytelling borrowing from ancient motifs.

Somewhere Mel Gibson is shaking his head...

Superman Returns will fly into theatres on June 28th.

For movie clips, movie stills, the trailers, TV spots, early reviews, movie info and synopsis, go to the Superman Returns Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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