On today’s SHARE-A-BLOG I’m sharing Seth Adam Smith’s blog post about the new X-Men movie. Now, for those of you know me I love movies. In-fact I’d rather watch movies than TV. The movies I like the most are… superhero movies. Mainly for the action, but they also inspire us to be better than ourselves.
Seth brings a great revelation about the new X-Men: DOFP Like I’ve never seen before. It’s right in-line with what I would see. As a pastor I look for messages of hope in movies, even if most people glaze over it.
Much has been said about the supposed “hidden messages” in the X-Men movies. But after watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, I am convinced that I’ve stumbled across THE hidden message…
Some have claimed that the movies and comics are a representation of the acceptance or rejection of homosexuality in Western civilization (“Mutant and proud.”). Others have said that they are an indictment of how extremely conservative majorities treat anyone that is different (there are numerous references and parallels to the Holocaust). Some say that it is about science and the realities of evolution. And then there are those (like my brother) who think that they’re just great action movies—stop thinking about it so much!
While those are perfectly valid and thoughtful interpretations of X-Men, I’ve always been captivated by how the movies point to God. In fact, I would even go so far as to say that the last movie made a very direct reference to the savior…
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