God and the Avengers

Over at the Christophers blog on Patheos, Toni Rossi has an excellent breakdown of the spiritual implications of the Avengers movie. He writes about a scene in which Loki (the villain) tells humanity it is their nature to kneel, to submit, to give up freedom:

As I was watching the scene in the movie unfold and the old man first stood up, I expected a comment from him about how human beings are never meant to follow, that we’re autonomous individuals who shouldn’t submit our own will to anyone else. That’s why the exchange surprised me. It didn’t say that at all. It just made a comment on the type of person – and perhaps unintentionally, the type of God – we’re supposed to follow.

It’s worth clicking through to read the whole thing.

Perhaps these underlying themes are part of why The Avengers is the highest grossing movie of all time.


More reading: Read our Avengers review.

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  • wow, what an interesting analysis.

  • Rebecca Cusey

    I thought so too. Thanks, Candice.