Theology of the body shop—Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
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Animation director Timothy Reckart (The Star) joins Criteria to discuss his theory that the greatest action movie of recent years, Mad Max: Fury Road, is best viewed in light of Pope St. John Paul II’s theology of the body.
Themes of the discussion include:
- The film’s depiction of a society based on use of persons as objects
- How the story reverses the very mechanisms of that use and domination and transforms them into means of self-giving love
- Storytelling through action rather than dialogue
- How this apparently feminist film complicates an ideological reading
- Complementarity rather than enmity between the sexes
Note: This discussion contains adult themes.
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