MARVELouS Christian Film: The Avengers
Last week, while sitting in the crowded advanced screening of Marvel's The Avengers, the expectation for the unification of Marvel's premier Superhero Team left me with expecting the unexpected. The truly unexpected theme was one of redemption and salvation that was clearly in the story line.
During one of the early sequences in the film, we learn that Captain America was trapped in a death-like state frozen in ice and resurrected from his “death.” Later in the movie Captain America declares: “There is only one God, ma'am, and I don't think he dresses like that.” This was in reference to the evil-villain of the film, Loki. Loki, nicknamed “The god of Lies and Mischief,” strives to be recognized as a god on Earth.
Later in the film, Loki, thinking himself to be worthy to be worshiped as God himself demands a street filled with people to bow down and worship him. Only one old man in a crowd of a thousand people on the street refused to bow down to this clearly Satanic villain. With everyone else on their knees, Loki is set to end the man's life. Just in the nick of time, Captain America intervenes with his shield to save the old man from certain death.
With my eyes and ears now opened to witnessing Biblical truths in the film, the story line of the Black Widow was developing into an intriguing tale of a woman without the redemption of Jesus Christ in her life. S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent, Natasha Romanoff, is a super human spy and assassin. She uses her gifts of intelligence to control whatever mind-boggling situation she encounters by manipulating events to suit her needs.Continued on the next page