The Batman, The Shadow of The Soul, and Postmodern Philosophy | Art of Health with Alexander Juan Cortes

Key Takeaways

  • Alexander isn’t a fan of the new Batman trailer
    • Batman is already a dark and gritty character, you don’t need to make him more darker
    • “But they want to make the film dark and gritty, but in doing that…it takes away from the grandeur of the heroic archetype” – AJAC
  • “We watch superhero films…because whether the lesson is implicit or explicit, we take something away from it that motivates us, to inspire, to be better, to have some type of archetypical example of strength, honor, or virtue of courage.”AJAC
  • “People have fought and bled and died so you could be here today” – AJAC
    • They did so because they believed that the next generation could make the world a better place
  • “You’re not random. You’re not just a thing that gets reimagined. Your life is not ahistorical even society might be that way.” –AJAC
    • Everything in life has meaning including yourself and your life
      • “Your actions have weight, your words have weight, the life you live in reality has weight”

Introduction

Host:  Alexander Juan Cortes (@AJA_Cortes)

Thoughts on The Batman Film

  • Alexander believes that we live in an ahistorical period where the past isn’t valued properly
    • “American history today has no real weight to the average citizen” – AJAC
  • Film studios today are taking franchises that were a hit in the past, and revamping them with feminist agenda
    • Ghostbusters was recreated with an all-female cast
    • Star Wars had a female lead character
      • The problem isn’t that the lead characters are female, it’s that they put the female actress in an archetypical male role
  • Alexander isn’t a fan of the new Batman trailer
    • Batman is already a dark and gritty character, you don’t need to make him more darker
    • “But they want to make the film dark and gritty, but in doing that…it takes away from the grandeur of the heroic archetype” – AJAC
      • Alexander says the new film looks like the film Seven mixed in with a guy in a crappy costume
    • Additionally, Robert Pattinson didn’t work out for the role so the costume looks patted
      • “I was not impressed by the costume”
  • “We watch superhero films…because whether the lesson is implicit or explicit, we take something away from it that motivates us, to inspire, to be better, to have some type of archetypical example of strength, honor, or virtue of courage.”AJAC
    • “This new film, with Robert Pattinson, looking like a fucking junkie wearing eye-makeup, in a trailer with fucking Nirvana playing, is shit.”

Don’t Take Life For Granted

  • “People have fought and bled and died so you could be here today” – AJAC
    • They did so because they believed that the next generation could make the world a better place
  • “You’re not random. You’re not just a thing that gets reimagined. Your life is not ahistorical even society might be that way.” –AJAC
    • Everything in life has meaning including yourself and your life
      • “Your actions have weight, your words have weight, the life you live in reality has weight”
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