Cinema: Girl of Steel vs. Man of Iron

Two new movies offer the fantasy figures of tomorrow

A cement-jawed superhero does battle against an evil imperial foe and uses wit, grit and brute force to win the day and make people feel good about their country. This fantasy of an all-righteous America fills movie theaters even as it fuels presidential elections. Who is Indiana Jones if not the movie-serial avatar of White House Reagan, leaping up from near fatal assaults with a wave and a joke? Who is Superman if not the Krypton Gipper, fighting for truth, justice and voluntary school prayer?...

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