On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: After last year’s Deadpool, Fox showed that it could succeed with a rated R superhero movie so they strike again with a Wolverine film that critics and fans are loving. Wolverine,…

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This film has one of the coolest posters of any Marvel movie, and that was enough to excite me to see it in the summer of 2013. After the canon decimating mess that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the clawed tough…

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On the heels of the highest grossing, yet most critically reviled installment of the X-men franchise, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fox tried to continue the money machine by focusing on their most popular X-man, Wolverine. It’s hard to argue against…

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Everyone wants to be accepted. Even those who spurn acceptance do so to be accepted for not accepting who they are. Perhaps the biggest theme of any X-Men story is identity and being accepted. The whole premise of the original…

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Believe it or not, there was a time when there were not a dozen superhero movies being released every year. It almost seems mythological at this point, our brains are so saturated these days with people with powers beating up…

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How does one make a film with characters called Storm, Sabertooth, Cyclops, and Magneto and make it believable? Well, with a great sense of humor about itself and some poignant and relevant themes. Starting very purposefully with a WWII-era scene…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:

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We celebrate the one year anniversary of the Reel World Theology Podcast with a huge panel discussing one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year, X-Men: Days of Future Past. The X-Men Universe has always been one of the most obvious stories to discuss the allegory of marginalization found, even today, in society. This film also gives us more developed characters than previous films and that has us wrestling with the themes of regret, fear, hope, and what it’s like to be faster than everyone else in the room…

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