All posts from “Avatar”

Is 3-D Spinning Out of Control?

March 24, 2010 11:02 AM

The first time I saw Avatar, on opening weekend, was on a regular 2-dimensional screen. The second time, a few weeks later, was in 3-D in an IMAX theater. I can't say that the second viewing was any "better"...

Avatar: 'The most satanic film I've ever seen'

February 26, 2010 10:50 AM

In a recent sermon, Mark Driscoll, pastor of Seattle's Mars Hill Church, denounced Avatar as "the most demonic, satanic movie I've ever seen." Driscoll denounced its "demonic paganism" and its portrayal of a "false Jesus" and a "false heaven." He...

Sci-Fi Movies Ask 'What It Means to Be Human'

February 23, 2010 4:15 PM

An excellent USA Today article this morning explores the question of whether sci-fi movies are entering "a new realm," in the wake of Oscar Best Picture nominations for both Avatar and District 9. The story notes that sci-fi films are...

Evangelicals Applauding Scenes of Fornication?

February 17, 2010 2:47 PM

In an otherwise often commendable panel discussion on Christians and cultural engagement, one participant spouted off a real head-scratcher when discussing Avatar, James Cameron's remarkable film that has broken all the box office records and is nominated for nine Oscars....

Avatar 'What Moviegoers Want to See'

January 19, 2010 3:01 PM

Our friend Ralph Winter, producer of the X-Men and Fantastic Four films, recently checked out The Book of Eli and Avatar in the theaters. And though he notes that one (Eli) is more intentionally religious than the other, he found...

Human Frailty in Avatar

January 6, 2010 5:00 PM

CT Movies critic Todd Hertz, who reviewed Avatar for us, originally wrote this blog post for ThinkChristian. The image that has most stuck with me since seeing Avatar—and there are a lot of amazing visuals—is one of a human’s weak...

James Cameron's Great Oration

December 29, 2009 7:59 PM

While a New York Times op-ed piece calls Avatar "a long apologia for pantheism," Wheaton College Associate Professor of Theology Jeffrey W. Barbeau says that's not necessarily a bad thing in this guest blog post for CT Movies. **** Critics...

Avatar and the Gospel According to James

December 26, 2009 9:17 PM

New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis really likes Avatar, gushing that the film depicts a new "Eden" while giving it the prestigious "NYT Critics' Pick." But her colleague, op-ed columnist Ross Douthat, apparently doesn't share those feelings, saying...

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