I would like to show a mind-blowing point of view on films it might interest you as well. If your opinion on psychoanalysis is not the issue and you can’t get such perspective on movies, let’s just amuse yourself.
Due to above mentioned perspective almost every movie has some kind of subtext. And as a result, these half-coded messages turn up in movies you’d never expect.
: Peter Parker
‘s Man Juice
You think you’re watching superhero movie about a shy teenager named Peter Parker who discovers that a genetically engineered spider bite has given him superpowers. But this could easily be modified that Spider-Man really is all about semen, or puberty. We tend to find Spider-Man easier to identify with than other superheroes. He’s not an alien, like Superman
, or the son of a major Norse god, like Thor
. But that’s not all we have in common with Peter Parker: His superhero birth-trauma story is one with which we’re all painfully familiar — puberty.
At the beginning, Parker is timid, puny and closer to his aunt and uncle than to girls his age. That is until one day, when Peter is taking a picture of a pretty classmate, Mary Jane Watson
. While staring at her beauty, he’s bitten by a spider. The next day, Peter’s body has muscled, and starts producing, sticky white stuff. If you still have any doubts about the subtext, check out the scene from Cameron
‘s version, in which a newly spiderized Peter Parker wakes up in bed.
: All Praise Be to Robot Jesus
s RoboCop, much like The Matrix
, The Day the Earth Stood Still
and other movies all strangely connected to Keanu Reeves
, a metaphor for Jesus Christ. The story of Christ is that Jesus is alive, then he’s unjustly killed, then he’s revived. The story of RoboCop goes like this: Good cop is alive, then he’s unfairly murdered, then he’s revived as RoboCop. And the iconic scene, in which Detroit policeman and RoboCop-to-be Alex Murphy
is tortured and killed by a gang of bad guys: first, his arm is spread out in a cruciform position; next, the gang leader blows off his right hand with a shotgun — a modern version of being nailed to a cross. Verhoeven also pointed out that RoboCop was meant to be an American Jesus.
Iron Man 2
: Tony Stark
and Ayn Rand
A superhero movie based on the comic book character Iron Man. The subtext: Iron Man is the ultimate objectivist hero Hank Rearden (protagonist in Atlas Shrugged), fighting for private property rights against the hawk-like thieves known as “the government.” In other words, Ayn Rand’s (writer of popular novel Atlas Shrugged) wet dream. The similarity seems obvious.