Jack Hockaday

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  • The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

    Existentialism, Ontology and Ethics in Sharkboy and Lavagirl: A Critical Essay

    In the opening moments of The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl we are introduced to the eponymous heroes, by the mortal protagonist, Max (Cayden Boyd). The superheroes serve as two distinct manifestations of a psychological contradiction within Max.

    · Sharkboy (Taylor Lautner) represents Max's aspiration towards a societal ideal of masculinity. He is strong and vicious, his abilities consisting almost entirely of predatory traits of outward aggression and physical…

  • Radio Rebel

    Radio Rebel

    I once wrote an academic esssay on how Radio Rebel co-opts marxist imagery in a neo-liberal attempt to maintain a status quo within its tween viewers. The film silmulates a weak notion of 'revolution' that exists solely to deradicalise the ideology, making it a funky trend or fashion statement that comes and goes, as opposed to a genuine route for positive change. I mean when you break this film down it's essentially about a local radio streamer that, through sheer…