Blue Beetle Flick

Blue Beetle Flick
When I first heard the movie title "Blue Beetle", I initially thought it might be about a Volkswagen car. However, I quickly learned that it wasn't about a car at all; it was actually about a superhero, similar to Spider-Man, but with a Mexican twist.

This upcoming film is making a significant stride towards greater diversity by featuring a Mexican-American hero named Xolo Maridueña, who you might recognize as Miguel Diaz from the Netflix series Cobra Kai. Unlike the typical superhero origin stories involving things like spider bites or radioactive accidents, Jaime's transformation is powered by an alien scarab, which is a beetle associated with ancient Egyptian culture. This scarab grants him a special shape-shifting suit of armor.

"Blue Beetle" isn't just another action-packed superhero movie. It's a compelling coming-of-age story that explores the challenges of finding one's identity and going on a journey of self-discovery within the Latinx community.

Although I haven't seen the movie yet, I can't help but wonder why they chose an Egyptian symbol for a Mexican character. Is there a deeper meaning? or they just wanted to make a relevant flick?

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