Saturday, December 15, 2007

Golden Compass off course?

Several Christian friends have expressed concern about the new film of Phillip Pullman's Golden Compass, because of his well-advertised anti-Christian views. However, various sources tell me that the film has been panned as boring.

I haven't seen it, so won't comment except to say this: In their effort to take out the anti-Christian content, the filmmakers may have set themselves up for the "boring" tag. If the essence of the story is anti-Christian, then taking that part out is like taking the the pirates out of Pirates of the Caribbean. If they couldn't live with what the film needed to be in order to represent the books in celluloid, they just shouldn't have made it.