Y'all know who and what I am by my signature, I'm a Christian. Just wanted to give a heads up and I do request NO FLAMING. Mods will definitely close this thread if it amounts to that. But I just want parents to be aware that this movie is coming out today, and it may not be a great idea for you to take your kids to see it.
The author of the original trilogy upon which the movie is based admits that his books are about "killing God". This particular movie does not stress that but if the movie is a success, surely kids will want to read the trilogy, and movies based on the other books are predicted.
"[Pullman's] characters, as they make their way through the world, end up waging a second war in heaven. And Pullman portrays them killing God, who turns out to be just a supernatural imposter who's feeble and cruel and senile. He [Pullman] has determined to draw young readers into this world, and try and show them a world in which ... Christianity ... is a tyrannical institution, and God is a tyrant. And all the church, which he calls the Magisterium, wants to do is control them. And as a result, God is overthrown in the end, and you have a restaging of the Garden of Eden at the climax where eating the apple as an act of defiance against God, is the triumphant conclusion."
Now if any disagree w/ me, that this film is not a great thing for our kids to see, that's fine - but I did want to encourage people to research the author, Phillip Pullman, and his books from the Golden Compass series, especially the last book, "The Amber Spyglass".
An interview with Pullman is at:
Please do use caution. This is no "Narnia".
Dec 7, '07
Would have to do a bit more research on it, Zoe.
I've heard the pros and cons on it, and the brewing controversy.
No surprises for me anymore.. ppl have been trying to "kill God" for alltime. Satan tried, failed, and now focuses on God's children instead. Nothing has changed in eons.
But I do agree we have to use wisdom in what we allow young minds to be exposed to. Very vulnerable young minds.
But I can't judge this movie one way or another in fairness as I have not done my own research yet.
Last edit by jnette on Dec 7, '07