8 comments on “Moral Dilemma Dialogue: Man of Steel

  1. Thank you, Gene, Eric and Elliott. Man of Steel’s one of my favorite films and I was delighted to read your article. As a Christian, Superman killing Zod caught me off guard but as I explained to both my brother and best friend (I saw it twice), it was the right choice.

  2. Actually, both of these opinions that are supposed to contrast, are actually essentially the same; and i think it’s b/c the answer is clear. Killing in self-defense, as a last resort, is not murder. I don’t think there’s any question here that Superman was in the right.

    If you really want to tackle this debate, “The Punisher” with Thomas Jane would be a more gray topic. Some may think Castle was acting out of revenge, but I think he was perhaps an instrument of God destroying the wicked, and stopping them from hurting more innocent people.

    “V for Vendetta” would be another good film for this topic.

    And lastly, on another note regarding “Man of Steel” I think the audience is supposed to assume that those skyscrapers that Superman and Zod were destroying had been evacuated, so no one was hurt. By the time they started fighting we had already seen the citizens evacuating downtown by the droves, so I think it’s safe to say everyone cleared out.

    Good write-up, guys.

  3. Pingback: Moral Dilemma Dialogue: The Dark Knight | Let There Be Movies

  4. Pingback: Looking Back on 2013: Gene’s Take | Let There Be Movies

  5. Pingback: Looking Back on 2013: Eric’s Take | Let There Be Movies

  6. Pingback: The Son of God… or … The Son of Hollywood | Let There Be Movies

  7. Pingback: The Son of God… or … The Son of Hollywood | Let There Be Movies

Care to Comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s