Thursday, 20 June 2013
Why Alberta matters more than Superman right now
A thought on property damage in media as I watch news feeds of southern Alberta slipping under the worst flood waters they've seen in nearly a decade. I've seen a lot of hype online about the Superman movie, Man of Steel. I've seen a lot of people gripe about the buildings destroyed onscreen, the lack of heroism in saving the folks in those building, fans nitpicking about how the Avengers did a better job, even an article meticulously calculating the onscreen computer generated property damage. People, can we pull our heads out of our butts for a second and realize that the skyscrapers Superman may have destroyed aren't worth beans, because real people are losing real homes right now, and they could use some real heroes about now. Let's stop pissing at each other about CGI rubble and go out and do something real. Thank you.