- Harry Potter series- saw movie today
- The Dark is Rising series- trailer today
- The Golden Compass trilogy- trailer today
- The Lord of the Rings trilogy- trailers referenced it
- The Chronicles of Narnia- for comparison
Give or take a little, all these movies….
are based in the United Kingdom (at least to start with)
were written for young adult audiences
access the world of fantasy, folklore, allegory and magic
have “ordinary” coming-of-age characters called to extra-ordinary tasks
Hollywood has tapped into something written deep into the human heart.
- Don’t we all have a sense that the world is not as it seems, that there is something deeper and more significant waiting under the surface of our lives? Don’t we sense the supernatural among and around us?
- Don’t we desire to matter, to play an irreplaceable role in time and eternity?
- Aren’t we longing to recover the passion we left behind as we came of age?
- Don’t we all long to take part in the war we feel raging around us? Don’t we want to stand up and fight for something?
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”