God's Man | Are You Not Entertained?
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The challenge that I have with movies/TV series/media that claim biblical inspiration or themes is that instead of letting the story stand on it focuses on minor details and ignores the major story. Much like what we do when we focus on secondary issues and make them primary.
There is also the fact that some narrative elements are completely made up or wrong in light of the actual text. I know that studying the scriptures is not as "exciting" as watching Russell Crowe as Maximus Noah and the Nephilim but don't let this be the only time you think about the text.
We are called to meditate on God's Word day and night. It really does inform the decisions you make as well as the media you consume.
With all of that said what are my thoughts on the movie? I don't have any. I love storytelling and I am "interested" in seeing Darren Aronofsky's vision. I do not see it as some grand evangelism tool. I didn't for Passion, Son Of God, or any other movie. I also do not see it as some grand gesture by Hollywood to reach out to Christians.
If you have seen the movie let me know what you think. If you are abstaining let me know why. If you are reading this leave a comment.
Enjoy your weekend,