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December 10, 2005

Movie time!

Today, John and I saw the Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

I thought it was very well done. However, I have not read CS Lewis's books, so I have no idea if the movie is true to the book. The cinematography was great - the animals were great, the animation was wondrous.

And, we went to a new theatre to see it. This is one of those movie houses where you can sit in a VIP section and have appetizers and drinks during the movie - the seats are leather, and are set up so you don't sit next to anyone but your significant other. The VIP section is the balcony of a lovely, very large, theatre. Now, it was expensive, to sit in the VIP section, but it was fun, and worth paying for from time to time - but definitely *not* affordable for our normal movie going habits.

I have heard that some people are very upset about the movie - they don't like the fact that C.S. Lewis (the author of the book) converted to Christianity. Some apparently believe that an allegorical story about Christianity will poison the minds of all the children who see the movie and turn them into evil fundamentalists or something silly.

But ... the fundamentalists don't approve of C.S. Lewis either.

I think it is a tempest in a teapot, to be honest. I saw no religious zealotry going on - and if there had been - who the heck cares.

Some people are so stupid about religion, that they don't want it mentioned in public.

Bah, Humbug! Santa - give those people coal for their stockings!!!

Posted by Beth at December 10, 2005 08:01 PM