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Discussion in 'The Entertainment Lounge' started by yungblood6, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. yungblood6

    yungblood6 Get Money Dummy

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    I just got back from seeing the Golden Compas movie. I enjoyed it, but what i want to know if any one can help me with is whats this big religious debate that every one keeps talking about that is stopping people from seeing this movie? Maybe i was just too into the movie to see what they are talking about.
     
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    i think the story is written by an atheist er somthing, thats what i heard.
     
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    it was sapposed to give out the message that there is no god so i didint go see it
     
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    well thay call thows thangs demonds thats why

    i hated the ending thow
     
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    well if they are sending out a message that there is no god i could see why people wouldn't go see it & why parents wouldn't let their kids see it.
     
  6. Adamquest64

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    That's dumb. It's called "The Golden Compass", not "God's Happy-Time Christian Adventure."
    People shouldn't be so offended, it's a work of fiction. You know, like the Bible.
     
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    Mc_Evan Happy X-Mas !

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    Link to the article: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,305487,00.html
     
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    One reason I hate this thing is the way people are mindlessly associating this with Tolkien and Lewis. I am quite sure they wouldn't be amused by it.

    And I don't see why you can't be offended by it. Its everyones right to agree/disagree with it.

    And quite frankly, seeing this extreme hatred of everything Christian makes me even more disgusted with this author. Isn't tolerance one of the virtues alotta atheists promote?
     
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    wow i think people need to chill out because i didnt see any thing about girl trying to kill god or any thing for that matter, i got she is out to stop a organization that seeks to controll the world by changing its children and shutting up those that appose them. I don't see where all this catholic crap and other things came into play at. it didnt even have a mention of god throughout the whole movie. The only thing i could see parents worried about is the whole little pets that they call demons but its played in such a fantasy role its not offensive in any way. I took my girls son to see it and im sure he is not going to think that hard into it he just liked the fantasy, people need to just chill out go see the movie its good.

    PS i didnt like the ending either but thats how they do movies that are going to have sequals nowadays.
     
  11. The L.S

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    They will not show the whole picture just yet. They cant afford to fully 'shock' anyone. they need to build a fanbase with this first one, then really get into it with the sequels. And the main controversy is with the books right now.
     
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    You cannot see it from the film.

    It doesn't really happen in the first, but in the second and third it does.

    The books were FAR better than the film though. I hope they improve the film for the next in the trilogy.
     
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    That organization probably symbolizes Christianity.

    I don't see the big deal though, if a movie promotes Christianity it doesn't get any negative reaction, so why should a movie promoting atheism be frowned upon.

    People are way too narrow minded nowadays, they only believe what they want to believe and try to stop others from expressing their points of view just because it opposes their own.
     
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    The Anti-Christian/Anti-Catholic themes are highly diluted in the screenplay.

    The Box Office Report shows it had a 3500+ screen opening and only did ~$26M, so given the estimated $150M budget, I'd say sequels of the same magnitude are unlikely - i.e., a massive financial failure (maybe Direct to Video sequels?).

    Pullman's problem is his anti-Christian themes get so obvious and overwrought that by the 3rd book (The Amber Spyglass), it's all just gets exponentially crappier (from Norther Lights).

    I thought it was a *strange* place to end the movie too - it's before the ending of the book, leaving it in a strange limbo (er, there's a critcal life/death character moment at the end of the book that's omitted - covering their PG-13 asses?).
     
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    This movie has the potential to be great: It's got Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig! Don't let religious beliefs hold you back from seeing this movie. And yungblood said, there are no religious elements to this film.
     
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    What's confusing you guys is that it's not the movie so much that's causing this controversy. It's the "People see movie + Love it + Go buy book + Read about it = Spread of atheism." that's getting these Christians. I'm Christian, but I want to see this movie, looks really good.


    What Pullman said about the Chronicles of Narnia seriously makes me totally dislike him and think he's an arrogant asshole though.
     
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    Atheist wrote this trying to lure kids into the book wich goes into more detail than the movie.
     
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    So I've learned. Sad the bible thumpers are ruining this movie's chance of success.
     
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    I just read about this on a E-mail. This is so damn wrong. Its wrong that this idiot hates God like this and trys to control kids minds by saying God Dies. I hate him.
     
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    People are offended to easily.

    It's like oh noez God isn't in this movie anyone who sees it is evil. One of my friends didn't get TP just because Hyrule was created by 'goddesses.'

    IT'S FICTION PPL!
     

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