Paths to Freedom

The summer film season began in earnest with the rapid-fire multiple punch of horror meets action meets medieval tea-partying, polished off with a dose of ultra-violence. The remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street squandered the serious social commentary of the original (one of the first popular films to try to face the consequences of normalizing family breakdown) in favor of ever more horrifying depictions of killing beautiful, plastic young actors. It manifests what the original warned about: This is what happens when a generation reared by people who don’t care to parent, or don’t know how, grows up and makes movies.

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Sojourners Magazine August 2010
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