Saturday, June 15, 2013
Man of Steel Convictions
Today I made it to the theater to see the new take on the Superman lore, "Man of Steel." What I got was a two hour lesson in the catholic moral life and the strongest pro-life/anti-abortion/anti-fertility/genetic manipulation ever portrayed on the big screen. If you find yourself interested in taking in a movie soon, I highly recommend it!
To peek your interest and show my point, let me give a little of the plot set-up. Kal-El/Clark/Superman, is the first naturally conceived and born child on his dying home planet Krypton in centuries. His father Jor-El saw the decline of the planet and the fall backs of their people's 'genesis' procedure that produced engineered members of their race for particular roles and jobs in their society. The rest of the movie is a battle between the free will and choice inherent in the naturally born Kryptonite raised by human parents Kal-El/Clark and the engineered military leader of the Kryptonites, Zod, who survived the destruction of his home planet and whose one task in life is the protection and proliferation of Krypton, a failed society and planet. Both men are wholly invested in their causes and strive to live as they were raised. You'll have to watch to see who succeeds and what the other prevailing catholic messages are.
Thank you CNN for aiding my point:
CNN Religion Blog