I am so angry and disappointed! I was watching World News Tonight last night, and at the very end, they aired a segment on the new "Superman Returns" movie. Apparently, Superman no longer stans for "Truth, Justice and the American Way". In this new movie, he stands for "Truth, Justice and All That Stuff". Yeah, I’m serious. Superman is no longer an American. (Which begs the question: What exactly is he?)
They showed interviews with various people associated with making the film, and they all think this is a great thing. After all, this is a global market these days, so we need to keep in mind how all those other nations feel when they view American movies. Why, some of them don’t even like us! (Imagine that!) So, of course, we mustn’t offend anyone, ever.
I cannot even begin to express how angry this makes me! I am a hopelessly patriotic American. I don’t alway like our elected leaders, but I always respect the offices they hold. My great aunt taught me that. And I think she expressed a lot of wisdom there. We are Americans, and I am firmly convinced that we are the greatest country in the world. And, we gave the world the greatest superhere in the world: Superman. So, it only follows that he should still stand for "Truth, Justice and the American Way". If other countries don’t like us, they don’t have to watch the movie! And, if they don’t like us, why do so many of them try so hard to be just like us?
At this point, we are becoming so politically correct that we don’t even know who we are. I am greatly saddened, and more than a little concerned about the world my children are inheriting. I guess that’s why we homeschool, huh? So we can skip all of the PC garbage and teach our children that they should be proud of their heritage!
I will not waste my money on this movie. My children will not see it. I am going to fall back on the Biblical advice of St. Paul:
"Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Phillipians 4:8)
I do not think this movie is true or honorable, excellent or worthy of praise!