I’ve recently begun writing a 2x/month column for Grandin Media. After watching Avengers: Infinity War, I wrote the following for them reflecting on three reasons people of faith can love (and learn from) all the superhero movies that are being released these days:
Last weekend, the first blockbuster movie of the summer was be released: Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. (In case you’re wondering, yes, I did have a ticket to see it at 8 p.m. on opening night.) For Marvel Studios, Infinity War is the nineteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which was launched in 2008 with the release of Iron Man. The eighteen preceding movies have grossed nearly $15 billion dollars, and Infinity War has now become biggest domestic movie opening weekend in movie history, which previously belonged to Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million).
To say that superhero movies are big business these days is probably an understatement. These numbers represent a ridiculous amount of money, no question, but it also raises another question: why are we so willing to go and see them? From a faith perspective, I can see three reasons: (click here to go to Grandin Media to read more…)