Originally posted by David C
I love these stories. Apparently, they've gone ahead and produced The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, leaning heavily on CGI technology. Plans to make the rest if the first movie does well (how can it not?).
I must have read the books 20 or more times as a kidling. I just re-read them for the first time in perhaps 15 ...[text shortened]... des high magic, talking animals and generally depicts Christianity as an esoteric belief system?
I don't see why one would find them objectionable. The key word is "allegory". If you ask me, Lewis did a far better job than most/many/any mainstream churches.
I see a whole lot of "allegory" these days with main characters who speak in tones like they were from an 80's enlightment cult, dancing in flowery fields, blue eyes in a constant state of maximum shimmer in endless sunshine and rainbows. Then some mean person or unfortunate event that would be easily conquered by any person of modest means is blown way out of proportion, cueing drawn out scenes wherein the still incessantly shining blue eye are now producing puppy dog effects and everyone stands around wallowing in self pity and expressing a complete inability to cope with natural day to day challenges many/most/all people face. Then, inexoriably, a person with even shinier eyes and an unending botox smile shows up singing "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" with various aspects changed to reflect generic dogma, producing a seemingly miraculous trasformation, turning the mass of incompetent left wing liberal welfare families into harcord right wing conservative with tremendous skills and prowess. Hence forth, the "bad guy" returns only to see that his malicious plans to hurt the peace loving hippies is ruined. Everyone sings and dances in the rain, laughing hysterically, singing some horrible parody of a hymn. Same similar trend in most/many/all of such church affiliated "allegorical" entertainment (i.e. propaganda via symbology).
My apologies for the rant. In summary, I like Lewis, wish we had more people with that kind of talent producing similar.