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Batman & Jesus (2017)

Was Jesus a historical person? We'll trace and compare existing evidence to modern mythology.

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Jozef K. Richards
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Provenza ... Paul Provenza / Joker
Jozef K. Richards Jozef K. Richards ... Introspective Man / Jozef K. Richards
Matt Henry Matt Henry ... Giggly Boy / Matt Henry
Robert M. Price Robert M. Price ... Himself
Richard Carrier ... Himself
David Fitzgerald David Fitzgerald ... Himself
Aron Ra Aron Ra ... Himself
Andrea Ivy Andrea Ivy ... Margaret
Jacob Woelfel Jacob Woelfel ... Bat Priest / Jacob
Glen Popple Glen Popple ... Bat Bishop
Reuben Glaser Reuben Glaser ... Spider-Man Sinner
Robert Bobinsky ... Himself - Council of the Bat
Audwin Short Audwin Short ... Himself - Council of the Bat
Kenny Somerville Kenny Somerville ... Himself - Council of the Bat
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar Faisal Saeed Al Mutar ... Himself
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Batman & Jesus is a documentary film investigating the historicity of a Jesus of Nazareth. By tracing the origins of Jewish and Christian mythology and using the contemporary example of Batman, among other pop culture heroes, the film will illustrate the evolution of mythology over time, as well as demonstrate how canonizing the gospels of the Bible would have been comparable to trying to canonize the Batman series today. Written by Anonymous

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30 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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To Arkhétipo tou Íroa See more »

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Preaches to Its Choir
17 May 2019 | by jamaisj-838-93732See all my reviews

The idea behind this "documentary" is that Batman is modern mythology, Jesus is mythology, and so they are equal on every plane, making Jesus just another story. They even have a "First Council of the Bat" to comment on the Council of Nicea, where fans are brought together to determine what is canon. Batman is also presented as religion in and of itself in order to better drive the point home.

Ignoring that there are several different levels of canon when you're dealing with Batman (movies vs. comics vs. cartoons), the logic here is spurious at best. There are a lot of historical inaccuracies, as well as conflating a lot of stories.

The really weird part is that no one form the opposing side is consulted; this is presented solely to demonstrate that Jesus is nothing more than a mythological construct and is therefore of no consequence. It just comes off as assuming that all believers treat The Bible as a historical document, something that is hardly universal.

If you believe that anyone who believes in religion is mouth-breather incapable of any form of rational thought, this is the movie for you. For anyone whose thoughts on religion have any kind of nuance whatsoever this is probably a solid miss.


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