Examining the Representation of a Cyborg in the Justice League

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Throughout my first two posts in this series, I have been able to highlight the ranging degree of successes in which two films within the Marvel Cinematic Universe were able to accurately present a cyborg, when comparing them to real world technology. An advancement in cybernetic technology has shown that Bucky Barnes’ robotic arm, in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, has the real possibility of one day being a possibility, while it seems that Tony Stark’s arc reactor, in the Iron Man series, may one day be possible, just not in the way which was represented on screen.

This 3rd post will differ in various ways, with the most significant difference being that the technology being presented in the Justice League, for the character ‘Cyborg’, is simply incredibly more futuristic then the two previous.

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Examining the Representation of a Cyborg in the Iron Man Series

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This is the second blog in a series, examining the accuracy of the representations of a selection of cyborgs in science fiction films. After examining the Winter Soldier, and his cybernetic arm, this blog will focus on a character from a number of films in the MCU, Iron Man.

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Examining the Representation of a Cyborg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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In this blog series, I will be examining just how accurate the representation of Cyborgs are, in science fiction films. “The use of artificially reproduced organisms as primary characters in the works of science fiction literature dates back to the origins of the genre (Klein, 2012)”, and these cyborgs “often upset the balance of their societies, causing havoc and inviting scorn and misunderstanding (Klein, 2012)”.

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