Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 230

movie: Superman
starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman
genre: Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama,
year: 1978
format: Shaw Video On Demand

plot: We follow superman as he learns who he is.  Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is plotting to create an island that will cause the whole of the USA to be forced underwater.

This movie created not only a star with Reeve, but helped to create the sub-genre of superhero movies.

What can I say about this. 
The first time I saw this I was a kid, so much of it went over my head.  Re-watching it now, I see so many elements of spiritual design.  From the parallel to Christianity and Hercules, to the use of crystals (Paganism, Wicca,) as a main element.
From a science view point, the fact the crystals were used to help form the basis of knowledge and tools, this movie was leaps ahead of itself.

You can't help but wonder how come a simple pair of glasses was the only thing hiding his real identity?  

What do i think I learned from this film?
That in the 1970's being a geeky, nerdy type meant you never got noticed. We all on some level seem to desire the duel sides of others.  Even if we don't realize it, we are looking for the real man and the god.

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