THE SNUGBUS EXPRESS

Clowns? I'm out.
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The concept of the superhero has evolved over time as the fans of those comic books books aged. It used to be that there was a lot of BANG! WHOOSH! BAM!! and some villain got their ads kicked, but in the end you see them behind bars which sets up the next comic of how they'll escape and Batman and Robin will have to go find them again.

These days, its scenes of murder and mayhem with a lot of gratuitous violence geared toward older comic book readers. If you took the comic book aspect out of it, you would never go and see these movies on face value, and you certainly wouldn't take your kids to see them.

I'd like to remember comics for being those thin paper magazines I carted around in my backpack when I wasn't supposed to take them to school, hiding them from the teacher so I could show my friends at lunchtime. I admit curmudgeon status is creeping in as I get older, but the superhero movies - especially about clowns - just doesn't interest me. Iron man was cool as a modern translation, but followed the same formula that hollyweird has adopted.

1 Corinthians, 13 says, "When I was a child, I was speaking as a child, I was led as a child, I was thinking as a child, but when I became a man, I ceased these childish things."

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