Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Golden Compass

















The Catholic League is urging a boycott of "The Golden Compass," a film based on a series of books the League claims was "written to promote atheism and denigrate Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism."

OK, I'm sorry, but I get so tired of these calls to boycott films and books. Remember Harry Potter? How about "The DaVinci Code?" These were all boycotted by one church or another, including the church a friend of mine goes to, the friend who told me I was going to Hell for reading the books and seeing the films let alone allowing my 15 year old son to do the same.

Let's just say, because I have the divine right to free will, as we all do, I took my son to see this wonderful film over the weekend. It was beautiful and magical, an adventurous film of wonder -- and yes we enjoyed it very much and are looking forward to the sequels. It is a gorgeous epic and amazing in its imagination, far better than the Harry Potter movies and "Chronicles of Narnia," which for an avid reader of the books was a huge letdown for me. "The Golden Compass" is the story of a fiery, rebellious young girl who finds herself on a journey of self-discovery, love and adventure, the kind of story that, yes, fuels your imagination and relishes the divine spirit that lives in each of us, reminding us we are each on a spiritual journey that must be our own. To see is to believe!

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2 comments:

Abby said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie along with my 3 granddaughters. It was a wonderful film, I agree better than Chronicles of Narnia, and for Christmas I'm buying the books for the little ones to share.

Crystal said...

I waited for months for the film to come out and am very happy to say I wasn't disappointed. My boyfriend would not go with me -- It's so unrealistic, he said -- but isn't that why we go to movies such as these? Two hours of fantasy, away from the cares of the day and the real cold, hate-filled world. I loved it! And I want to be just like Lyra, all my life, always searching and learning. Life is an adventure!