The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie
I haven’t read Cracked in a while (work is actually taking up most of my time, thankfully!) but went over there this morning as my subconscious works on a problem (that’s my story and I am sticking with it!). I read several amusing articles, but this one I felt was worth blogging on. It is actually a bit long for a Cracked article, but I recommend it to my reader(s). It is a really thoughtful discussion on the recent super hero movie phenomenon and how we are now trained to root for the wealthy and powerful instead of the scrappy underdog. It reminds me of “The Last Ringbearer” (available as a free ebook if you are interested, just scroll down to the ‘external links’ section) that talks about how the Lord of the Rings was told by the victors and thus demonized the ‘bad guys’ to help the reader ignore the indiscriminate murder and ethnic cleansing going on.
Anyway, I found it interesting enough to blog on it, perhaps you can trust me for a few minutes and give it a read.