"Houston, this is mission specialist Ryan Stone. I am off structure and I am drifting, do you copy? Anyone? Anyone, do you copy? Please copy. Please." - Gravity (2013)
I love this movie. Sandra Bullock did a phenomenal job
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Well, the Enterprise did crash into San Francisco…
Visually, the theme is there.
The difference here is that Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness as well as many other films recently (like The Dark Knight Rises and even Skyfall if I remember correctly) have this theme in their stories of the fallen male hero who must go through this period of suffering and rebuilding in order to be, in a sense, resurrected in order to defeat the villain(s).
It reflects this “resilience discourse" that is so pervasive in society recently where damages are incurred simply for the purpose of overcoming it.
The idea of the male-body-in-pain as a redemptive figure is also talked about in the context of action films in the first chapter of Kent L. Brintnall’s book, Ecce Homo, which I highly recommend. It also discusses this theme in the context of masculinity and why it is so important that it is a fallen man on display. The gist of it involves the feminized notion of vulnerability that the male body is subject to in these stories and how the eventual overcoming of the pain reaffirms and even strengthens their claim to masculinity.
The Godzilla poster, on the other hand, (from what I have seen from the trailers) evokes more of an attack than a thematic fall of the protagonist(s).
I’m in the middle of writing a final paper and so that’s probably why I’m so verbose right now. Heh, sorry!
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