Aside from the Geek Day status that a comic-book movie opening receives, today marks the end of Ordinary Time. After tonight’s festival a new season begins, a season of rebirth.
Yes, going to see the new Superman movie is going to be roughly equivalent to a deeply religious experience, whether I like the film or not. The only son of a benevolent creator sent to Earth to save us from ourselves? The most powerful force in the universe walking among us, as one of us? How doesn’t everyone feel this way?