What started with the grounded world of Daredevil season one has become a breeding ground for comic book insanity. Bottomless pits at construction sites. Immortal villains. Magic superhero monks. All that and more is back to challenge our favorite street-level heroes in The Defenders.
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Based on the popular video game series, Castlevania is Netflix’s latest foray into the fantasy world with original content. Far from a lighthearted fantasy show, however, Castlevania breaches many topics of religious and sociopolitical importance. How does its approach compare with Christianity?
I started this website in 2013. That’s been four years ago now. There’s an old saying that you never step in the same river twice. In a way, I feel like this is an apt analogy for where I’ve been with regards to Christianity and culture – as I’ve met more people and been introduced to more perspectives, my own perspective has changed. So has my focus, and the focus of Christian Entertainment Reviews.
The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.
In an age dominated by antiheroes, Spider-Man: Homecoming shines bright, with its colorful optimism and truly heroic sensibilities.
Despite having too many buttcheek jokes, Despicable Me 3 comes out with far more positives than negatives, focusing on the realities of parenthood and family.
Believe the hype: Wonder Woman is a terrific film. It’s a moving and engaging story, focused on character, compassion, and courage. And in true DC fashion, it incorporates mythology in ways that connect to theology, with some pretty pleasing results.