Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Get Rid of Human Beings NOW!!!

This is from the Christian Movie Reviewer Movieguide.org on the recent box office smash AVATAR. I just had to comment. Their article was titled "Get Rid of Human Beings Now!"  The entire review can be found at The Worst Review Site on the Internet. Here is a snippet for your amusement.

Extremely strong, slightly mixed, New Age pagan, politically correct worldview contains strong environmentalist content and extremely strong communalistic group think philosophy, overt New Age Gaia/Goddess worship and tree worship extolling people over the individual and promoting the connectedness of everything in nature, a strong Marxist overtone, and very strong anti-capitalist content where human capitalists are presented as greedy, merciless thugs abusing the creatures and landscape of another planet, but with some Christian references and allusions with some Christian, biblical values able to be read into the movie, including themes of being born again, sacrificing yourself for others, and respecting nature, but, on closer examination, these themes differ from the revealed, biblical Good News of Jesus Christ, plus some occult content of speaking to dead spirits; 26 obscenities and 10 profanities; very strong bloody violence with huge battle scenes, people impaled by spears and arrows, stabbings, hatchetings, attacks by vicious animals, poisonings, bloody wounds, death, people caught in the mouths of large creatures, creepy tree grows into people, and people and creatures shot, blown up, and run over, plus ugly alien creatures could cause children nightmares; sexual content includes allusions of sex between partially clad aliens and hints of bestiality with animals and sentient aliens establishing physical and mental connections that are like a spiritual, almost sexual “high”; some upper female nudity on aliens, 10-foot-tall humanoid creatures nearly naked throughout the movie, with partially nude breasts and partial upper nudity, very thin alien clothing, upper and human male nudity; brief alcohol use; smoking and implied drug references; and, greed and exploitation rebuked, and movie promotes an anti-human, reverse racist ideology.

Wow, I don't think that they liked the movie.  I wonder what they thought of Lord of the Rings. I would let you know, but I would have to sign up for a subscription. For giggles though, I am going to break down the review.  

"contains strong environmentalist content and extremely strong communalistic group think philosophy"  Now when anyone puts "ist" at the end of anything, that means they don't like it. You think Jesus was an environmentalist? How about a communalist? Group Think? Sounds a bit like Ephesians 6, where God discribes the Church as one Body. Can't figure out why they thought this was negative.

"very strong anti-capitalist content where human capitalists are presented as greedy, merciless thugs abusing the creatures and landscape of another planet"  You mean like flipping over tables in the temple? Hmmm.  Let me list what feeds the anti-capitalist content in our culture.

Enron
Exxon (made the largest profit margin in history while the rest of the world suffered $5 a gallon of gas)
AIG
The 140 failed banks this year
Banks in general with exorbitant fees getting to screw you and I yet again through billions in tax payer dollars.
ATT, Sprint, Verizon and all the companies who screw you over with contracts and then offer terrible customer service and a huge fee to drop them.
This is just a short list.  I could go on and on.
Do you think Jesus was a capitalist? Just curious...

"with some Christian references and allusions with some Christian, biblical values able to be read into the movie, including themes of being born again, sacrificing yourself for others, and respecting nature, but, on closer examination, these themes differ from the revealed, biblical Good News of Jesus Christ"

You mean like scaring the hell out of someone so that they pray a flimsy prayer that doesn't truly transform their lives? These concepts aren't overtly Christian. They are completely Jesus. The Christian gospel and the Gospel that Jesus taught are often times drastically different. 

"26 obscenities and 10 profanities"

Fart, penis, poop, crap, Obama.  There. This blog has 5 Movie Guide obscenities.

"very strong bloody violence with huge battle scenes, people impaled by spears and arrows, stabbings, hatchetings, attacks by vicious animals, poisonings, bloody wounds, death, people caught in the mouths of large creatures, creepy tree grows into people, and people and creatures shot, blown up, and run over, plus ugly alien creatures could cause children nightmares"

Ummm, Lord of the Rings, Braveheart, and a PG-13 rating. So keep your kids out of the movie unless they are 13. If your 13 year old gets nightmare, you might need to try something besides homeschooling on the compound! And those ugly creatures. We don't allow ugly in Christianity. No, no, no. Gotta be pretty.

"brief alcohol use; smoking and implied drug references; and, greed and exploitation rebuked, and movie promotes an anti-human, reverse racist ideology."

This one was my favorite. They rebuked greed and exploitation?!?  How dare them!!! The movie seems to promote an anti-conservative standpoint, but I will talk more about that when I see it tonight! Brief alcohol use, smoking, and implied drug reference.  Sounds like my small group.

I don't know about you, but after reading this, I have to see this movie!  I wasn't too excited about it until now.  Thanks Movieguide!

2 comments:

  1. so...i saw this movie the other day. it is absolutely beautiful! i think someone (the movie-reviewer) is close minded and reads too much into movies. that review is crazy and it's a shame that people cant sit back and watch a fun, mind blowing film.

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  2. Well I am just glad that I now am aware of the--

    "people caught in the mouths of large creatures, creepy tree grows into people"

    that takes place in Avatar.

    Definitely gonna have to think long and hard before I see it now. :-)

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