Life Hope & Truth posted “What You Really Need to Know About the Exodus“, and so I once again ponder if yet another Hollywood movie supposedly based upon the Bible is worth seeing or not.
From everything I’ve read about it, it isn’t nearly as bad as the earlier “Noah” movie, which was filled with more pagan and mythological creatures and symbols than anything from the Bible. Still, I have to ponder when I read:
One of the most egregious errors in the new movie is the portrayal of Moses’ relationship with “God” (or God’s messenger). In the movie, “God” is irreverently portrayed by a dirty (literally), petulant, prepubescent boy. …
I’ve heard praise for and critical remarks about Cecil B DeMille’s version of “The Ten Commandments”, but one thing critics cannot say was that he was disrespectful of the biblical account. Sure, he took some poetic license, but in all honesty it was a film for entertainment. Having said that, there was a lot of research that went into the making of the film in order to preserve some accuracy.
I just don’t see this respect for, well, just about anything, in recent films. How many popular myths, comic book characters and such have been portrayed more and more with a dark side and very little respect for their origins? And, in Hollywood, the Bible is just another myth in a sea of myths, so why bother being respectful to a myth?
In an increasingly secular culture, what else can we expect? There will likely come a time when in order to maintain some sense of purity, a real Christian will have to eschew most forms of “entertainment” as they continue to grind out garbage instead of something that will actually nourish the mind and heart.
I think I’ll save my money for something more worthwhile. Does anyone think it is worth it?