|Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):|
Superman has always been something of a Jesus symbol, in that he's portrayed as invincible. He does have weaknesses, but he's placed over the ordinary man.
The latest movie uses cinematography to show him in nearly halo-like lighting and rising to meet the hand of God (metaphorically).
You can read pretty much anything you want into any piece of literature, so many will look at this as a Jesus symbol.
I completely agree
|Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 4):|
think that, more than any other movie, the messianic aspect of the Superman mythos has surfaced in public discussions. I think that even the producer, Bryan Singer, has alluded to it, and I think that the parallels might even be intentional. In any event, if they're not intentional, they do seem subconscious.
they are intentional
Jesus was sent by god to save the human race
Superman was sent by a superior to human figure to save the human race
In times of great need and suffering people pray for the return of Jesus.
Superman was certainly created at the time when the world needed him the most the great depression
both are considered saviors by millions
superman draws strenght from the son
maybe referring to Jesus
superman is not man even though he was raised by them
as was jesus according to the legend.
both can work miracles and have astounding affects on peoples lives.
and the most important similarity of all the both appear on shirts necklaces and bumper stickers