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Bond, Batman and righteous anger

Josh Larsen

Kevin M.
November 26, 2008

Excellent post! I just had a conversation with someone from my church on Sunday about this very topic. It seems like hero's can't be good anymore . . . they have to have some evil in them. I think in some ways this is a more accurate portrayal of man's fallen condition but as you say, I think it has to do more with "rage being the rage."

Winnie
December 6, 2008

This is a great post. Of course...it's so easy for us to rationalize our anger until we feel we're experiencing "righteous anger". I talked to someone a few days ago who told me she's not angry at her employer for laying her off but she refuses to meet her former coworkers for dinner in a restaurant in the same building. Hmmm...doesn't sound like she's over that anger thing to me.<br><br>Winnie<br><a href="http://www.faithfrom9to5.com" rel="nofollow">www.faithfrom9to5.com</a>

Steven Koster
December 8, 2008

The irony to me about Bond was that Craig was supposed to have brought a certain gritty realism to the character. He's not just a cartoon playboy, but rather conflicted and driven. He's in a grim business and knows it. Now he lets loose with revenge, righteous anger giving way to mere vindictiveness. Is there any redemption for Bond, or is his heart so blackened he is beyond hope? It's a theological question: how do you confront evil without becoming evil? I wonder if there will be a third film....

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