I love that the even joke about that cannibalism thing themselves on the Christmas special.
In other news, I watched “Silence”, Scorcese’s latest. It’s about Kylo Ren and the Amazing Spider-Man going to Japan as Portugese missionaries in the 17th century. During that period, Christians are persecuted there, so they’re risking their lives trying to find their mentor, who is said to have turned away from the Christian faith, which they can’t believe. Then, there’s a lot of torture and philosophical debate, taking turns.
It’s based on a Japanese novel from the sixties, and it’s a fascinating account of an interesting time that I knew nothing about (obviously), and it’s a very well-made movie (of course), and the themes of a silent God and of suffering and faith are very engaging. On the other hand, the movie was rather more… Christian, I guess, than I expected? There doesn’t seem to be any distance to the protagonist’s beliefs; it feels like the movie expects us very much to be as convinced of his faith as he is.
Still - well worth watching.