RoboChrist

RoboChrist February 18, 2014

There was an interesting article recently about the movie RoboCop, suggesting that director Paul Verhoeven had preemptively connected the main character in the movie with Christ-figure typologies of the superficial sort that some would have inevitably come up with afterwards anyway. It is thus interesting to reflect on how storytelling may satirize – and at the same time contribute to – the kinds of superficial analyses that most frustrate storytellers.

It can be challenging to get students and other readers and viewers to get beyond merely noting similarities to a deeper analysis. What might a deeper analysis of RoboCop look like, one that takes the possibility of the filmmaker’s intentional Christ parallels into account, but doesn’t stop there?

When I looked for an image to accompany the post, it became clear that the title I had come up with,”RoboChrist,” has not only been used before, but is the name of a band. Below are some of the images that I found. See also the short story “Judas” by John Brunner.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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