Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Wednesday, July 07, 2004  

Dark and lost souls in LA

Some time ago I blogged on the comic book movie, dark super hero phenomenon. Here's further proof.

Jennifer Garner, who plays the title role in the upcoming comic-inspired movie Elektra, told SCI FI Wire that the movie remains true to the character's dark origins, as depicted in Frank Miller's graphic novels.

Look at the Batman series, then Spiderman, Daredevil, the X-men, and whoever else there may be and we see Hollywood portraying people with super powers at angst ridden, conflicted souls who can't seem to decide if they are good or evil themselves.

This is Hollywood's own projection on America as the world's great power. Look at how superheroes were protrayed in both the original comics and later movies and TV shows through the 40's to mid 60's to compare.

Remember the Spiderman cartoon? (Dreck) Spidey was a good guy and enjoyed himself.

Hollywood has traded rationality for emotion. These characters are heroic now in Hollywood's eyes because they "feel" so much, and suffer so much for having "feelings". Whereas the "rational" Superman fought unabashedly for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

I wonder if the day will ever come when we have patriots again in Hollywood who reflect the basic qualities and optimism of the American people. And who portray men as men and not emotional basket cases because, boo hoo hoo, a little rain falls in their life.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 1:33 AM |