An Evangelical movie reviewer says
I'll still make up my own mind by seeing the film myself. No film reviewer, evangelical or not, will make up my mind for me.
I am in the same camp as Mary, I tend make up my own mind on things and not let paid scribes or religious zealots sway me, any way its only a film and most of it will go over peoples head as make believe, there will be very few who think on parallel universes and those that do are usually scientists or technical minded people that like to use empirical judgment. treat it as it actually is a film of make believe, I have the DVD and that is my interpretation.jmb
I've said it before but I'll say it again. It's fiction. And though I haven't yet seen the film, the books were very good indeed.
I'm with the others - I make up my own mind.
In terms of my children, if there was something controversial, I'd do the same - perhaps see it first, or certainly see it with them.
I found discussion better than banning - I'd rather discuss an issue with them, or a book or a film, than say, "No! You must not!"
How could I tell them that thinking critically about things was important, and then not give them the chance to do it?
Well said, Janet! The comments here, though seem very similar to the comments here.
Let's ban "Huck Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" because of the use of the "N" word.
Heck, "Fahrenheit 451," a novel about book burning, has been banned in many locales.
Heck, the Bible is banned in some parts of the world.
I'm with Janet. It's better to discuss than ban.
If you want people to read something, the surest way to do it is to ban it.
Ban a record and its sales skyrocket
I simply do not understand the idea that we are supposed to be adult, sensible people in our faith - thinking and working things out for ourselves - yet we are supposed to take the word of others for what we should and should not see and read?
I don't think so, not from where I'm sitting.
(In all the years I've been teaching - which are measured in decades - I have only once suggested to students that they avoid a particular book, and I explained exactly why I was making that recommendation - and also said I would be available if they chose to read it and wanted to discuss it).
Why is anyone discussing banning anything? I don't know of anyone who has suggested banning the movie. The review which started this topic suggests to Christian parents that they see it with their children and discuss it, if they wish, instead of merely sending their children to see it alone, without discussion.
Mainly because you're asking us to make comments on something most of us have not seen - and we're saying we won't do that.
What does that have to do with banning anything?
Unless everyone here sees everyone here watches more than 200 movies a year, you all select some to watch and not others, based on trailers, people involved in the project, genre, and what you've heard or read about the movie.
Why did you start two threads about the same topic?
Have none of you read the books!!!???
This has to be the best trilogy the World has ever seen. It is wonderful and lovely and sad and happy and every emotion you could ever wish for.
And, as for the religeous lobby, well, as Christine (or her mate) said:-
Well, they would say that wouldn't they.
By the way, in the last book, the heros actually kill God.
We always give you a fresh start, Scholar!
I'll stick to my evaluation of the first book. Detached and uninvolving. Sad really, coz I'm sure the story is good.