gwen patton (ardrhi) says:
I will never forgive the writers of "Superman Returns" for Frank Langella's line: "Does he still stand for Truth, Justice...and all that stuff."
Their lame-ass arguments about how he's "here for humanity, not just one country" can masticate my high-albedo metallic derriere. It was about as lame as turning GI Joe from an American Hero to a European-based global task force.
Symbols have power. Ask anyone who fights for or under a flag, or who sings an anthem and is moved, or who sheds a tear at "Taps", if symbols are unimportant. When you change the symbols, you change how people think, how they will move, where they will go, what they will do for you, to others, if they will live for you, if they will die for you.
Retconning our heroes away from us is taking away a portion of our wealth and our strength, just as surely as taking the money from our pockets or the blood from our veins. They are sappers, digging at our foundations, removing them from beneath our walls. For if we have no heroes, if we have nothing to stand FOR, why do we stand at all?
Mark Chapman (aardvark86) says:
I love Mister Not-so-fast-on -the-uptake in the last panel :)Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!