Australian film critic Richard Leonard, S.J., reflects on the popularity of "The Dark Knight," "Wall-E" and other fantasy films from 2008. The fantasy genre has been big since the early 1970s, Leonard argues, and our fascination with superheroes and villains has had a notable impact on our views on politics and even faith. Father Leonard is the director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting. Read the groups's review of "Australia" and other films from 2008.
The Fantasy Films of 2008