Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Year's Funniest Movie Review

Valentine's Day is here, so I have a movie suggestion: The Time Traveler's Wife. My wife and I saw it this past summer and loved it. It is a bittersweet love story, with a time travel hook similar to Somewhere in Time. I appreciated the love story, but what also grabbed me was the love that Henry (played by Eric Bana) had for his daughter. That pulled at my fatherhood heart strings and had me leaving the theater sobbing like a baby. :)

So, I was excited to hear that it was coming out soon on DVD and went online to check the release date. One of the Google summaries of a review caught my eye, so I clicked on it to read the whole article.

What I found was a Christian movie review site called Movieguide.org. Now let me first say that, in theory, I have no problem with a "Christian" movie review site. If they want to give reviews for a movie that like minded folks would be interested in reading, wonderful. I myself would like to have an idea how much violence, nudity, drug use may be in a movie before I take my muchkins.

However, what this site thought of as problematic was just too rich. You can read the whole review here, but I thought I would give you some of the big threats you should watch out for in this love story.
  • "the movie’s worldview is ultimately humanist, but in a light way."
  • "it includes some politically correct content attacking Republicans and hunters"
  • "a line of dialogue supporting the radical homosexual agenda trying to turn modern society into an anti-Christian tyranny."
  • "The movie’s politically correct content is not extremely didactic or constant, but it is annoying and gratuitous."
The review concludes by stating that the big problem is that the time traveler does not have God in his life, so he and his bride must make it on their own.
  • "as this movie clearly shows, our relationships can be torn apart by circumstances if we do not have God, Jesus Christ or God’s Law to guide us."
Mmmm-Hmmm...... because with God in your life, your marriage and relationships will do SO much better than those without him. Just look at the Christian track record in marriage, it's......

....exactly the same as those outside of Christianity.

Pesky facts.

This site did give me a good chuckle, and I have to admit I will be checking there regularly now for movie reviews.

Every day should have a good laugh.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USUDlMBR-dQ

8 comments:

Redlefty said...

AWESOME find! Check out this line in their review of Avatar:

"Too graphically intense for children, AVATAR has an abhorrent New Age, pagan, anti-capitalist worldview that promotes goddess worship and the destruction of the human race."

Holy crap! :)

Don said...

I loved every minute of "Avatar". So, with their negative comments about "The Time Traveler's Wife", and your positive comments about it, and my love of time travel movies..........Sounds like I need to see it.

Anonymous said...

A section of the Movieguide review of Billy Elliot:

“For example, Michael, Billy’s school friend, turns out to be a latent homosexual. This idea of 'sexual orientation' is a completely fanciful psychological theory that politically correct Marxists, feminists and 'homosexual' activists have foisted on the world’s society for the last few years. These radical leftists have done so in many ways, including very subtle ones that only someone who’s firmly, intelligently and vigilantly grounded in a traditional biblical worldview can discern.”

(Heavy sigh)

Jon said...

Aaagh - a film review site that rates movies according to whether they agree with the workd view of the authors. As someone wants said to me, if you only read (or see) things you agree with you never learn anything. And BTW the lead characters in "The Time Travellers Wife" have a fabulous marriage despite some rocky times. See my review also - http://paintingfakes.blogspot.com/2009/11/time-travel.html

Andrew said...

Great review Jon! Thanks for stopping by. I wish their review section had a place to leave comments because yes, their marriage endured everything!

Kay said...

I noticed that TTW was coming out on DVD soon. I haven't seen it yet and, based on the "Biblical" review, I can't wait to see it!

Don Hendricks said...

I loved the feel, the emotion and the twists of this movie as well, how odd that the coolness of time travel is threatened by showing up butt naked and having to steal clothing real quickly.

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