Like all great hero stories, including many from the Old Testament, we follow the journey of a central character who is wronged and is called to save his people from a powerful enemy.
At the core of every Marvel comic is a morality tale. The characters in this film are taken from Norse mythology, but perhaps the most interesting themes that are developed are Christian ones.
I think it's safe to say most of us want our superheroes to be messed up, complex, emotional outsiders. It makes the salvation all the more satisfying that way.
Professor X (Xavier) is the most Ignatian of superheroes. His leadership style is unmistakable; he constantly emphasises the beauty and value of all people as individuals.
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