Friday, November 16, 2007

Safe to say

This movie won't be on our limited viewing agenda.
ZENIT - What Every Parent Should Know About "The Golden Compass"

Pete Vere and Sandra Meisel aren't calling for a boycott, just ignoring the blatant marketing of atheism to our children.
I agree with Pete. Avoid both the movie and the books. It would be best if people didn't picket or make a public fuss because that's just free publicity. If the movie fails at the box office, the second and third books won't be filmed.
Another good reason to avoid the books as well as the movie?
Pullman's work, on the other hand, appears to be driven by the critics. The only people I know recommending Pullman's work are English majors and university professors. I don't know a single electrician, hairdresser or accountant who recommends Pullman's work by word of mouth. Thus the books haven't resonated with the average person to the same degree as "Lord of the Rings," "Narnia" and "Harry Potter."

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