The movie was a spectacular piece of work! I don't care much for fight scenes usually, but they were out of this world! But, the real story here is the story. Clark Kent was so "human," so real! When it was over, I could have just sat there and watched it all over again. I won't delve into the issues we see at play in his psyche, nor how they relate to special needs kids. I will point you to someone who did a better job of reviewing the movie than I could. I shared a link to the blog review below, to the right of the Skillet YouTube video, Hero.
And, I will share with you the "big question" that has been covered elsewhere, as well. How does the Man of Steel Shave? The preview video below introduces the question and the four people who weighed in with theories. Their videos are all on Youtube with explanations. But, I have to say that I think Kevin Smith's theory sounds the most plausible to me. But, I could believe it would be possible for Superman to use his own x-ray vision reflected off a mirror to shave, if he wanted. I just don't know if that would be a good idea. I linked his video way down below as well. All four can be found at http://www.youtube.com/gillette?x=us-en_manofsteel
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Man of Steel review: A surprisingly human superhuman story Superman's latest shines when it focuses on the people around him and within him. Link: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/man-of-steel-review-a-surprisingly-human-superhuman-story/
For info on the other 6 men who played Superman, see the link referenced below that my husband found in this week's issue of Time:
"...many man-made philosophies are passing for the Word of Life. It is an age of relativism- 'Do your own thing'; 'believe whatever you want about whatever you want.' It is not an age when people want to seek the precise revelation of God so much as to play upon vague wishes. ...the character Superman is an apt example of our human dreams and wishes for a god (with small g), we can see in him how our human philosophies compare with God's revelation. We discover that in some things our God actually inspires our dreams and our projected hero has some things in common with God. ... God comes to us on His terms, not ours. He does what is right from His perspective, not ours. He is the Lord, and we are His people. " from preface of The Gospel According to Superman by John T. Galloway, Jr. 1973.
1. He builds up (security and peace) cities.
2. He gathers together outcasts.
3. He heals broken hearts.
4. He binds up wounds.
5. He can count all the stars; and knows them all by name.
6. He has great power.
7. His understanding is infinite.
8. He lifts up the meek, and he casts the wicked down to the ground.
9. He can create weather; clouds, rain... snow, and frost.
10. He has geophysical power to make grass grow.
11. He has power over the animals and feeds the beasts and birds.
12. He has blessed our children.
13. He feeds people.
14. He sends forth his commandment upon earth: his word runs very swiftly.
15. He speaks and exercises all these powers by the command of His voice.
Of course, the similarity ends there. God does not value the things that we value in a hero, as the psalm explains in verses 10 and 11:
Psalms 147:10-11 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man. The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.