Heed the Whedon.

We’re at the 2/3rds mark in 2012, and something doesn’t feel right.

Normally, I have a pretty solid “top ten list” of favorites by now. But in 2012? I look around and I see a bunch of “corporate spectacle.” But I can’t recall many movies that have meant anything to me. I’ve spent some enjoyable air-conditioned hours in the theater watching some better-than-average superhero cotton candy. But stories that surprised and challenged me? Performances that captivated me? Cinematography that took my breath away? I can only think of three, maybe four, films that have really impressed me.

You?

Who’s to blame?

Why… heartless villains like Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers, of course! Just listen to his latest marching orders for the general moviegoing public!

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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