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SUPERHEROES: A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE is the first documentary to examine the dawn of the comic book genre and its powerful legacy, as well as the evolution of the characters who leapt from the pages over the last 75 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact.

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Man of Steel, A Good Movie In Parts – We saw the latest Superman incarnation today and it was a good movie in parts. It had moments of great story telling showing how Kal-El/Clark Kent became Superman. From Krypton to Earth it was a great story. Then there came a lot of violence and planetary destruction including Smalltown and Metropolis. I would rather see less chaos in movies like these, but maybe that’s the point. Henry Cavill has become Superman in a big way. Amy Adams is great as Lois Lane. Great performances overall.

I taught a lesson on this movie in Sunday school. There is some great imagery and parallels to the story of Jesus and Moses in this movie. Its interesting that two Jewish brothers created this super hero tale.

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Superheroes crosses many eras: “Superman” in the 1950s, “Batman” in the ’60s, “Wonder Woman” and “The Incredible Hulk” in the ’70s and “The Greatest American Hero” in the ’80s. They all fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others.

For those who “ship” classic superheroes this documentary is just for you. Its worth watching.

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