myth of redemptive violence

It is painful to hear true confession, often accompanied by grief and shame, to lay before others one's worst deeds.
Superman is Jesus. More precisely, in the new movie, Superman: Man of Steel, we are meant to draw very distinct parallels between Superman and Jesus. Arguably, the movie goes a step further making Superman the modern-day, Americanized Jesus.
Now, I love Superman but I will not be preaching about how Superman is like Jesus. There won't even be a children's sermon. Why? Violence. That's why.
Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of "ParaNorman," you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film.
If we oppose war, if we stand in horror at every nuance and detail of it that comes to our attention, if we grow less "knowing" and "sophisticated" as the days pass and the machinery of empire grinds on -- this cynicism is our dilemma.