oe the thirties at least.
Actually a Moses/Christ figure.
Lost in Evie's hype about "all that stuff" is all the Christian imagery in the new "Superman Returns" (we saw it yesterday with two friends; 8 thumbs up...)
Jor-El: "I sent my only son to earth;" "The father becomes the son, and the son the father."
Superman: "the world cries out for a savior"
The image of Superman as Atlas, with the world (well, the Planet Globe) on his shoulders
And then there's the penultimate sequence (SPOLER WARNING!)
After saving the world despite knowing the kryptonite in the new continent he's carrying is likely to kill him, and just before falling back lifeless to earth, the body position is clearly that of crucifixion. And then there's that final resurrection... I wonder how long he was unconscious in that hospital, anyway!
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