November 16, 2005

Narnia Christian Link "Played Down"

A few interesting comments about the Narnia Movie from the people that made the film:
The Narnia books are often viewed as a religious allegory, with Aslan the lion representing Jesus Christ.

But director Andrew Adamson said it is "open to the audience to interpret".
Okay, well that's fine I don't have a problem with that statement at all.
"Faith is in the eye of the beholder," added British actress Tilda Swinton, who said the original book was more "spiritual" than religious.

"You can make a religious allegory out of anything if that's what you're interested in," she told the BBC News website.

Swinton, who plays the White Witch Jadis in the film, was speaking at a press event held at Cliveden House, Berkshire on Wednesday.

Hum, I think someone is really missing the point isn't she? (Not to mention the silliness of her comment.) Sure you could make an allegory about anything, but you’re fooling yourself if you think Lewis wasn’t. Sure in this book you might be able to view it that way, but put it next to any of the other books --- its ridiculously clear.

However, either way it wasn’t designed to hit you over the head with a Christian message, it’s relating to the human condition. I’m fine with someone seeing the movie and (at first) just thinking it’s a story, but don’t be fooled into thinking there isn’t more to it!


At November 17, 2005 2:46 PM, Anonymous kim said...

You may have seen it already but Scott Pruett over at Pensees has posted his thoughts after hearing someone on National Public Radio say "some people take him [Aslan] to represent Jesus, but C.S. Lewis never made that claim."


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