I Love Spiderman!

Confession: I am a fan of Marvel superheroes. It’s because I grew up reading comic books, thousands of comic books. I’m especially fond of Spiderman, but I was disappointed with the latest animated movie. I liked the story. The animation was amazing. The movie got good reviews, but it was hard to watch—too much flash, bang and confusion even for me. (The animated cameo appearance of Stan Lee was great.) But, after I left the theater, second thoughts: This movie introduces an ordinary black kid as a new Spiderman. He has parents who are concerned about his education and his safety. (Little do they know what dangers he really faces.) He is clueless at first and has to find his way, but he overcomes his fear to become a hero, portraying courage in the face of evil. What a great role model for black kids (and white) who have had, with few exceptions, only white superheroes to look up to. I have a new appreciation for the movie. That doesn’t mean I’m encouraging everyone to see a movie with an upfront warning for those who might suffer episodes caused by flashing bright lights!

 

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  1. Sheila, started to post this, but decided that it is kinda rad….compared to what you write….but sharing with you!! Quote me if you want or not!

    Flash and bang….. this was such an interesting movie review. Made me think about several conversations and articles with concepts currently bouncing in my cranial mush. There is so much drama in the world. Not just the sensationalism dominating the news or the constant pronouncement from all who want their name to be recognized. Where it impacts me is in Christianity! While music is not against my religion, the loud and repetitive music makes me wonder if it is more than just crowd mood control but borders on thinking God is hard of hearing. (I say this as one who has worked as an interpreter for deaf and who has 25 percent loss myself…) The pursuit of recognition, “Hey, ya’ll, watch this!” and I have a non-profit (or is that prophet? Yes, chuckle!) ministry that is going world wide, social justice concept that WE will solve all of the problems seems to be a time and energy sucker that keeps me from considering who might need my help or friendship quietly, the ability to quietly seek God’s will in my life, or the ability to just remain centered. Thanks, Sheila!!!

    On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 10:24 AM Briefly Speaking wrote:

    > Sheila Graham posted: “Confession: I am a fan of Marvel superheroes. It’s > because I grew up reading comic books, thousands of comic books. I’m > especially fond of Spiderman, but I was disappointed with the latest > animated movie. I liked the story. The animation was amazing. The ” >

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