If you follow audience-viewing trends at all, you probably know the popularity of live-action superhero films. In fact, 2017 was a banner year with the release of six movies of this genre. From Wonder Woman to Thor, Spiderman to Logan, they just kept hitting theaters. And instead of audience fatigue, viewers flocked to see them, making 2017 a banner year for this genre.
But what’s the attraction?
Certainly the special effects are dynamic, and today’s CG technology takes the superheroes’ actions to another level. But I don’t think that’s the only reason. I think viewers are looking for something else, too: a good story where wrongs are righted, grievances are avenged, hidden things are brought to light, and good triumphs over evil, even when the protagonist, who is the hero of the film, is sometimes flawed.
That’s why I’m so excited for the Pure Flix release of SAMSON in theaters on February 16th and trust that this biblical epic will appeal to all moviegoers who are fans of the superhero genre.
Is there tension? Certainly.
Is there treachery? No doubt.
Is there action? Absolutely.
Is there a Superhero? Yes!
However, this superhero did not spring from the pages of a comic book, but from the pages of the Bible. His power did not come from another planet. His power came from the Spirit of God. And he wrestled with the stewardship and restrictions of this special ability.
Which would he choose to follow? His own desires or his divine call?
If you are a superhero fan, or have friends and family who enjoy this genre, please consider inviting them to see SAMSON. It not only offers great entertainment, it offers a great story, and presents a great question each of us must answer, which will hopefully lead to a great conversation.
If you haven’t seen our new SAMSON trailer yet, watch it here and enjoy!
Franklin Santagate is the Vice President of Pure Flix Global Strategic Alliances, which works with denominations, ministries, and organizations by finding common vision, assets, resources and influence. From that position, we create initiatives we can do together that we cannot do apart, reaching our mutual objectives and expanding the Kingdom of God. To discover more or to become a Pure Flix Global Strategic Alliance partner go to http://pureflixalliance.com/join/.
To contact Franklin for speaking opportunities at churches and special events, email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.