I am sure that this is going to offend some of the individuals that frequent my blog. For that, I apologize. Below is a link to a new movie hitting the movie theaters very soon. Check out the video trailer and then my comments down below it.
The trailer makes it look very interesting and I want to see it. I have to admit that I did not know about the movie till this week. I also have to admit that I did not know about the book series.
His Dark Materials is a trilogy of novels by the fantasy fiction author Philip Pullman, comprising Northern Lights (released as The Golden Compass in North America and published in 1995), The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000). The trilogy has also been published as a single-volume omnibus in the United Kingdom and North America, titled simply His Dark Materials.
The trilogy follows the coming of age of two main characters, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a multiverse of parallel universes and a backdrop of epic events. The story begins in Northern Lights with fantasy elements such as witches and armoured bears. As the trilogy progresses, it acquires allegorical layers of meaning, introducing a broad range of ideas from fields such as physics (quantum physics), philosophy (metaphysics, philosophy of religion and, arguably, a degree of hylopathism), and theology (biblical symbolism).
The reason that I received word about this movie is that I have received quite a few emails and forwards from individuals warning me about the film and want me to help spread the news about "boycotting the film". They also are warning about the dangers because the movie will capture young childrens minds and they will in return read the books that are "darker" and will lead to them "killing off of God".
The movie is FANTASY FICTION. Even if it "destroys" and "bad-mouths" Christianity, we can use the avenue to watch the film and discuss the film and books. From what I am reading, Mr. Pullman DOES NOT like CS Lewis and this is his anti-spin. Sounds like me a great opportunity for us to have open discussion and dialogue.
I know that it can be a little scary when our childrens eyes our opened to "other things" but I also do not think that we should live in a Christian Bubble. It also points back to the ironic return of "boycotts". It makes more people aware of what is happening and "increases" the interest of more people; especially of people where this might be off of the radar.
Thus, I probably will be looked down upon when I look forward to seeing the movie and wanting to know more about the trilogy.
Has anyone else received the emails ?
Has anyone read the books ?
Is anyone excited about the movie ?
Our of curiosity, I was bad, I showed the clip to my boys. The thought it looked intriguing. They also thought it "resembled" Chronicles of Narnia. Their comment on that is what "worries" the Christian community.
At the present time, I think it is a movie that is based on a fantasy book and could be a great watch with opportunities to share about what is occurring. Am I off my rocker ?