Golden Compass Lags at Box Office, Updated 1-2-08

Posted on December 19, 2007. Filed under: Culture Matters |

Wednesday, January 2, 2008– Here is the link to a good, brief review in World Magazine. He makes an excellent point about why the movie did not do as well as it could have, and how deceptive the movie maker’s goals were:, December 19th, 2007–In a previous couple of posts I discussed the Nicole Kidman movie, The Golden Compass; here is an article from Baptist Press about the disappointing sales at the Box Office. I rather suspected that it would not do nearly as well as the Chronicles of Narnia simply because I do not think the original books were anywhere nearly as widely read as Narnia. Despite the books winning some awards, I had never heard of them, and consider myself to be fairly well read. Plus, I know how awards are given out…just look at the recent Nobel Peace Prize given to Algore for his scientifically challenged film about global warming (which started about 14,000 years ago after the last ice age when our ancestors were not industrialized.) Awards are given by organizations to praise works that reflect their own morals and worldview. At any rate, it appears that The Golden Compass is not a blockbuster and will not break even until it hits the overseas market or maybe not til it goes to DVD. Here is the link:

And here is Dr. Al Mohler’s commentary on The Golden Compass:

This commentary by Dr. Mohler is absolutely right on target and should be read by any Christian prior to going to the movie. Note: as I said before, I am not opposed to Christians watching this movie as long as they educated themselves before hand and treat it as an opportunity to teach their children apologetics and theology. If you go just for entertainment, you are poisoning your mind and the minds of your children. Here is a link to Hollywoodjesus with a good review of the movie:

I have used hollywoodjesus a lot over the years to help me understand the movies. I will add this to my blogroll.


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