Monday, October 27, 2008

Jesus Archetype in the Movies

Neo in the Matrix series. Dies and resurrects with greater power.

Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still. An other wordly being in human form who also dies and resurrects.

Superman. An other worldly being with great powers who is sent by his father to save the world.

Various characters in Lord of the Rings. Gandalf's death and resurrection. Aragorn as the king who returns and who is a healer. Frodo who is the one who carries the burden that no one else can.

In fact, in a lot of movies, you can spot the death and resurrection motif in it. Remember the Terminator movies, and in the climax he's almost defeated but finds a way to reinitialize and revive himself?

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