Every human being is hungry for a single overarching storyline that ties all of our smaller stories together. Since 2008, evidence for this hunger has been as close as your nearest cinema. That’s when the release of Iron Man marked the genesis of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is not merely a series of movies, neatly sequentialized into episodes that convey a single storyline. The MCU includes a multiplicity of individual narratives. Continue reading.
This exploration of The Incredible Hulk is the third in a series of posts exploring theological themes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find the rest of the series here. I recommend using VidAngel to filter the content of this film for your family.
Spider-Man teaches us that, with great power, comes great responsibility.
Iron Man reminds us that great power requires great accountability.
Captain America contends that great power can also provide a safeguard for liberty.
The Incredible Hulk teaches us a less welcome truth: With great power comes great danger.
When Bruce Banner’s pulse reaches a particular point—conveniently, in this second contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a well-rounded 200 beats per minute—the scientist erupts into a gargantuan green rage machine. A supply of stretchy pants maintains the Hulk’s modesty, but it will require more than expandable fabric to contain his volcanic strength and temper.Continue reading.
This exploration of Iron Man is the second in a series of posts exploring theological themes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can find the rest of the series here. I recommend using VidAngel to filter the content of this film for your family.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe launched in 2008 with the story of Tony Stark, the man that your parents warned you about.
Tony Stark’s ego, libido, affluence, and intelligence all seem equally unlimited. Continue reading.