Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh, those meshugenah goyim! Narnia

Speaking of born-again Christians...

"The Chronicles of Narnia" was on TV the other night, so I decided to watch. I knew there were some Christian overtones, but figured to give it a shot just to see what all the hoopla is about. Besides, nothing else was on.

So the first hour and a half goes by, and it's not too bad. Nothing great, a bit slow-moving, talking gophers, etc. Some nice cinematography. A bit childish, but what did I expect. There is at least an attempt at a story.

And then the lion dies.

Jesus f@#$ing Christ.

Oops, I just gave it away.

Can we just have an attempt at subtlety, C.S. Lewis or Disney? No, we get beat on the head with it again and again and again. And after reading the summary of the rest of the series, it gets even worse...

I guess we'll stick with "Lord of the Rings". Although I got some issues with that one as well...

Oh, those meshugenah goyim!


  1. Continuing to be contrary, I didn't think it was that bad.

    If every resurrection is symbolic of Jesus, then what does that say about all those zombie flicks?

  2. Well, the Lion was intended by C.S. Lewis, a born-again Christian, to be Jesus. And Narnia is intended to be Heaven... And all the kids are already dead or something.

    However.... Jesus coming back as a Zombie... You might be on to something.

  3. I wonder... Is Jesus technically a zombie?

  4. Oy, this movie and his books - and HIM, as in C.S. ... can we say ANNOYING!??

  5. No one's forcing you to watch or read it guys...