The series recaptures one of the greatest virtues of science fiction long gone missing in other genres: a strong, self-sacrificing, masculine hero.
‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is the classic story in which audiences at last understand that the hero doesn’t merely defeat evil, but willingly sacrifices himself for the sake of others.
Doug Brinson says he often hears his mission replayed as an audio backdrop to video clips on Vietnam. ‘I’m hit, but no sweat,’ Brinson informs the pilot, and keeps shooting.
A century of Communism achieved four main results: poverty, oppression, war, and mass death. So why does anybody still think collectivism is ‘idealistic’?
In a culture that worships safety, mass suffering reminds us that we are more than mere flesh, and virtue lies beyond self-preservation.
Emma Watson’s feminism and the director’s identity politics have overshadowed ‘Beauty and the Beast’s’ inherent themes of selflessness and redemption.
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