Beowulf

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Beowulf

Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:30 PM

Anyone going to see it this weekend? I don't know if i'll get to or not but it looks really good.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:45 PM

To stay in line with my achievement of seeing just about every medieval style movie out there, I will be seeing it this weekend. :)
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:36 PM

The movie to which I am looking forward is Golden Compass. I have also heard that the book(s) is(are) very good.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:15 AM

saw Beowulf tonight in 3D, if you're gonna check it out, I highly recommend you do it in 3D


it's one more D than you usually get!
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:00 AM

View PostGWatt, on 16 Nov, 2007 - 11:36 PM, said:

The movie to which I am looking forward is Golden Compass. I have also heard that the book(s) is(are) very good.


I've read the books, they are exceptional. You may have to look in young adult, but worth tracking down. A few of the casting choices look dead on for Golden Compass; I think it's the only thing I've been looking forward to since Startdust.

I have grave misgivings about Beowulf. However, the author of the previously mention Stardust, Neil Gaiman, had a hand in it's writing. I've read most of Gaiman's stuff, even the comics, so I have hope.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:15 PM

This movie looks good, but my sources tell me that it was mediocre at best.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:27 PM

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---------------- Begin Forwarded Message ----------------

> Thanks for the information-- I probably would have taken my kids to
> see this. Sounds like this movie would be innocuous enough to suck
> you into a trilogy of books whichbecome increasingly offensive.
> Judging by the Amazon book reviews, it sounds like an interesting book
> club selection for adults who enjoy a good discussion. Maybe a
> better read than The Davinci Code (which was so dogmatic I couldn't
> get past the first chapter).
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> Steff
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>> ----- Original Message -----
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>> Friends,
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>> I received the email below from my Mom and a also from a friend that
>> has kids at IHM and Pius. It's about a movie where thetheme is
>> atheism. The description below is from Snopes.com. I also checked
>> it out on Snopes. Just wanted to pass it along so that you can do
>> your own homework.
>>
>> Lynn
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>> >
>> > All,
>> >
There will be a new children's movie out in December starring Nicole
Kidman
called "The Golden Compass". The movie has been described as "atheism for
kids" and is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark
Materials" that was written by Phillip Pullman. Pullman is a militant
atheist and secular humanist who despises C. S. Lewis and the "Chronicles
of Narnia". His motivation for writing this trilogy was specifically to
counteract Lewis' symbolisms of Christ that are portrayed in the
Narnia
series.

Clearly, Pullman's main objective is to bash Christianity and promote
atheism. Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a
2003 interview that "my books are about killing God." He has even stated
that he wants to "kill God in the minds of children". It has been said of
Pullman that he is "the writer the atheists would be praying for, if
atheists prayed."

While "The Golden Compass" movie itself may seem mild and innocent,
the books are a much different story. In the trilogy, a young
streetwise girl becomes enmeshed in an epic struggle to ultimately defeat
the
oppressive forces of a senile God. Another character, an ex-nun,
describes
Christianity as "a very powerful and convincing mistake." In the
final book, characters representing Adam and Eve eventually kill God, who
at times is called YAHWEH. Each book in the trilogy gets progressively
worse
regarding Pullman's hatred of Jesus Christ.

"The Golden Compass" is set to premier on December 7, during the
Christmas season, and will probably be heavily advertised. Promoters
hope
that unsuspecting parents will take their children to see the movie,
that they will enjoy the movie, and that the children will want the books
for
Christmas.

Please consider a boycott of the movie and the books. Also, pass
this information along to everyone you know. This will help to educate
parents, so that they will know the agenda of the movie.
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>>>

----------------- End Forwarded Message -----------------


That's an email my mom sent me.

I don't know about the rest of you, but in light of this new(to me) information I still intend on seeing the movie as it looks pretty good.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:58 PM

I saw Beowulf last night at 1:50 AM in an Imax theater - I really enjoyed it.

The animation looked horrible in the commercial, but it's actually pretty good.

If you're looking for an accurate version of the text though, this is not the movie for you.

If you want to see CGI of Angelina Jolie naked, then it is totally worth the 16 dollars :P

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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:20 PM

View PostGWatt, on 17 Nov, 2007 - 03:27 PM, said:

That's an email my mom sent me.


Sad. I looked up the letter for more info. Snopes has a pretty good write up on it.

I'd say that the books are probably as pro Atheist as Narnia is pro Christian. That is, you'll see the elements if you look, but it's not the point of the story, or an apparent intent to indoctrinate children.

Contrary to the letter, I recall the books as never mentioning Christianity by name, or any institution of the real world, though a reader could draw a conclusion. There are some anglic characters in next two books, as well as some Dante moments in the last book. They're kid's books, seriously. Of course, Harry Potter pushes black magic, and Tolkien was writing about Nazis and... well, people believe what makes them happy, after all.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:36 PM

It's all more religious bashing back and forth for screams of boycotting books, it's quite a bore after a while anyway.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 03:56 PM

Religious bashings are probably now part of the marketing plot, since they've propelled that Da Vinci Trash to be a box office hit... They make really good advertisements, but they are really used mindlessly.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:11 PM

I was going to see Beowulf, but it was $14 for the extra dimension, why use 3 dimensions wen you can have 2 dimensions for almost nothing wit a movie plan from netflix or something.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:24 AM

Because you can't put a price on the experience. Once you see a movie in 3D or Imax (they are different) and then go to see it in 2D there's something missing.
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Re: Beowulf

Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:31 AM

View Posttody4me, on 18 Nov, 2007 - 02:24 AM, said:

Because you can't put a price on the experience. Once you see a movie in 3D or Imax (they are different) and then go to see it in 2D there's something missing.

Yeah...the z axis.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:07 PM

Without that you've just got pure perception to go on and that's no fun, isn't it?
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