Living Lutheran: “What Incredibles 2 teaches about heroism”

There’s been a lot written about the Randian undertones in Brad Bird’s movies, particularly The Incredibles. The sequel Incredibles 2 is a bit more blurry in its messaging, but one thing is clear: the movie worries that everyday people too quickly live vicariously through famous or “great” people. From Screenslaver’s monologue to Mr. Incredible’s storyline…

Think Christian: “Costuming in Christ”

There’s a lot of awfulness in nerd culture right now. Not only are my fellow old white male geeks trying to exclude women and people of culture, but #MeToo is revealing sexual abuse to be just as rampant there as it is in other subcultures. But during a recent trip to HeroesCon in Charlotte, I…

Ant-Man and the Wasp Meets Small Expectations

The new sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp comes on the heels of two paradigm shifting movies earlier this year. February’s Black Panther offered not only the first Marvel movie featuring a largely black cast and creative team, but also a rarely seen example of Afrofuturism on the big screen. April’s Avengers: Infinity War capped off…