My husband and I were reluctant to spend $40 to take the kids to the movie theater this past weekend, but the fruit that came from such an expenditure was well worth the cost. Three days later, I can’t get the lines and scenes out of my mind. The movie has had a real affect on me and I just have to share it with others. If you can’t wait, like our family, for the DVD to come out of The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, go ahead and spend the money to see it in the theaters. You won’t be disappointed!
It’s amazing how much our faith is pervasive throughout the whole movie. Yet, I would venture to say that statistically speaking we were probably the only family there who knew that connection. Of course it made the movie that much more powerful, when you put it in the context that the author intended not just viewing it as another fantasy movie. The movie’s imagery makes you feel like you are swimming in metaphors, that every scene is a scene out of the Bible or better yet the culture at hand, where good and evil just can’t coexist. For every deadly sin they encountered, I felt like Lucy and Edmund were like us warrior moms here amidst the culture war, trying our hardest to conquer and destroy everything our culture has said is greatness: beauty, lust, greed, power, riches. Those two valiant young warriors gave you hope that we can beat the culture war. And my goodness, the presence that Asland has in the movie just made me cry as I pictured him as our Jesus; ever present, yet revealing himself when called upon.
This movie is one of hope and encouragement. It is a great example of how technology and the media are not the enemy, it is who we allow to dictate the culture through that medium that is. This movie is a venue for truth and faith that should be hailed as a great example of the positive influence technology and the media can have when put in the right hands. Thank you C.S. Lewis and his modern day warriors!