Batman Vs. Superman- Bad, Bad, Bad!
I may have seen a higher dollar bomb at some point in my life, but I surely can’t remember when. If I weren’t in my own house, I would have gotten up, walked out, and asked for my money back.
By the way, Lex Luthor has hair. (No, I don’t care that they shave his head at the end. Too little, too late.) He is also weak and more related, character-wise to the Joker. The dialogue is awful. The plot is incredibly hard to follow. Superman is…evil. Batman is…evil. The only redeeming quality of the movie, is the massive Orc at the end. Yes, an Orc/Troll, evidently escaped from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. At least there was finally some action that made sense. Lot’s of big fighting, blow-ey, up-ey stuff with everyone fighting the Orc/Troll.
So why comment about it in a pastor’s blog? Because, there is a lesson to be learned in it. The original stories of Batman and Superman had enough redeeming qualities in them to capture the imagination of millions of readers. Superman was always good, with good motives. Batman was always honorable, and did the right thing. The idea that somewhere, there was someone who always did the right thing, brought hope.
On a much, much grander scale, the Bible is full of hope. It addresses purity on a level that is grandiose, in it’s conception, and majestic in it’s fulfillment.
Psalms 19:7–9 “7 The instruction of the LORD is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, making the heart glad; the command of the LORD is radiant, making the eyes light up. 9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are reliable and altogether righteous.”
God’s plan has always been to turn regular men into good men… really good men, with pure motives and righteous results. Jesus came to make men holy and trustworthy. When we repent of our sin, accept Him as Lord and Savior, and begin walking with Him, His supernatural qualities being to change us from the inside out. And what the original comic-book writers saw as possible, when they created “Super-heroes”, is more than a possibility. It’s God’s reality.
1 John 3:2 “Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.”