Establishmentarian conservatives have denounced this film despite the fact that its protagonist is standing against a regime clearly reminiscient of Fascist and Nazi totalitarianism.
I wonder how they square this with their admiration of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and other Christians that have taken action against tyrannical regimes throughout history.
Are they going to chastize Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance for blowing up the Death Star and Peter and Edmund for attacking Narnia's White Witch since to do so would not be a proper act of submission to authority according to radical noninterventionist Evangelical social theology? If not, why then get after this costumed hero?
I don't remember many Christians complaining about the assasination of the Anti-Christ in the Left Behind Series. So from this are we to conclude we are to condemn sic semper tyrannis when "one of our own" is inflicting undeserved misery upon the masses?
If we can't even stand up to government heavies in acts of imagination now, what freedoms are left for us?
Sartre of Breaking All The Rules and The Columnist News Good does an insightful job of analyzing this movie with what seems like a provocative plot and a captivating visual appeal.
By Frederick Meekins