Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Don't see this movie...

I was recently sent this article regarding a movie that will be released on December 7th called "The Golden Compass." The commercials make it out to be a pretty intriguing, Lord of the Rings/Chronicles of Narnia-type movie to draw in the kids. However, the author has different motives. Phillip Pullman is an atheist who "hated" C.S. Lewis and hates Christianity. The author says he wants children to see the movie and read his books and decide against Christianity and decide against the kingdom of heaven. He is actually quoted as saying, "My books are about killing God." Pay attention people. In this movie there is an "Aslan" like character; however, in the movie he is killed and does not come back to life like our favorite lion Aslan did. This dude claims to be both an agnostic and an atheist, which I don't think is possible...so the guy is very confused and cookoo. I'm praying that this movie makes zero dollars at the theaters. The movie stars Nicole Kidman so it is definitely going to get some hype but I'm asking all Believers to boycott the movie.

I've attached an article that you can read for yourself how disturbing this is. Just click on the link below...

The Golden Compass


Grace and peace.

4 comments:

nysewanders said...

I will join your boycott! I'm so glad to read this because I saw the preview and was thinking that I wanted to see it... welp, I guess not anymore.

ManUtd17 said...

The NY Times had a piece on this movie today. You can find that here: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/movies/02mcgr.html?8dpc

Here's a great line towards the end: Mr. Emmerich said the studio just wanted to make a good movie: "The religion was never a reason to make the movie, or not to make it."

I am not surprised that someone in Hollywood might be oblivious to the implications of a movie he was making or the possibility that other forces might be at work contributing to or perhaps orchestrating his oblivion.

seantk said...

I have to say.... a Christian boycott of a movie usually spells MORE $$ for a movie at the box office. Now this isn't 100% of the time true, but the nature of the boycott is to bring more attention to the movie than was initially granted. True, it has Nicole Kidman, but she was in a movie called, "Birth," that did next to nothing in terms of box office $. She's not a done deal, in terms of profits.

I would say just let it do it's time and it'll be another dusty movie on a shelf soon.

The reason I'm saying this is that I once signed a petition to boycott the movie, "The Last Temptation of Christ," when I was in high school. It was totally based on what someone told me to do (namely my parents). I remember that movie had alot of hype. About 7 or so years after it came out, I rented it on video. It turned out to be not what I was told it was. It was an intriguing film that made me examine the nature of Christ and his mission while here on earth. I ended up reading the book a few years afterwards and enjoyed that too. The soundtrack was amazing, as well.

seantk said...

Here's an article from Relevant Magazine's website for a different angle on the subject:

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/pc_article.php?id=7563

Check out the quote from Pullman when he was on The Today Show. Is he just showing a good face for America's morning crowd? Hmmmm.....