The mythologist, Joseph Campbell, pointed out that stories and myths generally follow a specific formula which he called, the Hero’s Journey.
Brandon Root, of Spiteful Critic, has done a fine job pointing out how this works with some recent movies:
Hold On, I’ve Seen This Before: How Star Wars, Star Trek, The Matrix, and Harry Potter are Actually the Same Movie
By way of GeekPress.
About R.P. Nettelhorst
I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm the interim pastor at Quartz Hill Community Church. I have written several books.
I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel.
In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne.
Society of Biblical Literature,
American Academy of Religion, and
The Authors Guild
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