1. Kessie says:

    Thus, all the usual means of Christian promotion of secular stories seem to be missing. Those who try to justify it as an “allegory,” or even a Biblical-like battle between good and evil, will have to stretch their interpretations a lot for this mainly-for-fun fairy tale.

    The very fact that you even have to mention such a thing is irritating beyond belief. It’s the Hobbit! It’s a classic that’s getting the full Peter Jackson treatment! It will be better than King Kong by default! Need I say more?

  2. Galadriel says:

    Thank you for the in-depth trailer analysis link. I got addicted to those during season six of Doctor Who, and the 11-page discussion was amazing.  I’m already planning to go on opening night!

  3. Fred Warren says:

    Well, I think that…oh, never mind. What you said.

    It reflects his Christian worldview implicitly, with its themes of heroism, beauty, striving for new adventure beyond one’s own comfort zones, and“eucatastrophe” — the sudden change of horrible evils into incredible good. This story need not be seen, or “sold,” to Christian audiences as any more than that.

  4. Kaleb says:

    It’s The Hobbit. No other excuses are necessary.  It’s a stirring tale of courage, resilience, adventure,  wonder, and has a simply amazing workout regime. Walk for miles each day on little food, then get into a fight, and then walk some more.

  5. Kaci Hill says:

    Oh, on Thomas Kinkade, I can only show you this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999872/

  6. Kaci Hill says:

    For The Lord of the Rings, Christian movie reviews, articles, and books fell uniformly into a rather singular promotion: Tolkien was a Christian; there isn’t much troublesome “magic”; and Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn are like prophet, priest, and king, respectively, very much like Jesus. Similar techniques were used to “sell” the Narnia films, especially the first. I worked at a Christian bookstore shortly thereafter, and well recall all the Finding God In … books for either franchise, or even a stack of tracts with Aslan on front.

    Actually, the magic in LOTR and Narnia is what forced me to accept magic in other books, like Harry Potter (okay, I’ve still only seen the movies, but you get the point). 

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