Friday, December 09, 2005
"Narnia" arrives today
One of the few movies worth plunking down $8 (or more) this year, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, begins its run at theaters today. This story from FoxNews presents the anticipation surrounding this movie quite well. One interesting quote:
“Last year, movies with overt Christian content averaged over $100 million, those with moral content averaged about $60 million and those with anti-Christian or anti-moral content averaged only about $10 million to $10 million. Good always does better in the box office.”
Amen to that, although I can't think of any of the year's better films (Sin City, Phantom of the Opera, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Walk the Line, Wedding Crashers) that have "overt Christian content" or even "moral content." (OK, that's admittedly debatable...)
I'm not sure if my schedule will allow me to visit Narnia this opening weekend or not, but I'm sure that I'll be able to squeeze it in before Christmas.
UPDATE: To no one's surprise, I am not the only one eager to see this movie. John Frost is predicting a weekend take of $56.1 million. blogs4God has a comprehensive round-up of what Christian bloggers are writing about Narnia. Meanwhile, Dom Ruso delves into what Narnia's creator would want us to remember.