“Iconoclasm” is taking a common understanding and inverting it to shock or draw attention to a point you are trying to make.
Iconoclasm is most powerful in media. It can sometimes be poignant, or it can be assed up by clumsy idiots.
Chief amongst such idiots is George Pucas.
From ass-kicking Ewoks, to little boys geniuses who win Nascar races to comical green muppets that bounce around like jumping beans, George Pucas is the master at misusing iconoclasm.
On the opposite side of the spectrum are true artists worth studying like J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson who take the Elf princess “Arwen”, line her up against the overwhelming odds of unearthly enemies and then have a river do her fighting for her.
So concludes today’s lesson.