Thursday, December 27, 2007

Enchanted

I saw the Disney film Enchanted on Christmas Eve. It is a really fun film for both adults and children.

Some of the characters in this film cross from a standard Disney fairtale cartoon world into real life New York. Thus, they switch from being cartoon characters to live-action characters. This required some incredible acting skills, but they can certainly be found in this film.

I must admit the Postmodernism of this film is tedious. I think Postmodernity has been done to death in films.

Being a lover of all things medieval, I rather like fairytales. I think it is sad to see them ridiculed. Nevertheless, it is a really hilarious movie.

6 comments:

SolaMeanie said...

Hi, Matt..

Amen. Postmodernism is tedious. Makes you wonder why the Emergent Church crowd is so taken with it. (smile)

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Yes, some sections of Christianity like ideas associated with Postmodernity.

That said, I am not sure there is an identifiable group called the Emerging Church. I think that term describes a broad range of new tendencies.

I also think the term 'Postmodernity' is misleading for a number of reasons. It would probably be more accurate to talk about 'Advanced Modernity.'

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

SolaMeanie said...

It can get confusing. Mark Driscoll divides the movement into streams. There is the "emerging" stream, and then the "emergent" stream. The latter seems to embrace the worst theology.

I tend to think that manmade philosophy tends to infiltrate the church too much i.e. terms such as modern, postmodern etc. The core ideas were around long before philosophers got around to putting clever labels on the ideas.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think one needs to distinguish between the cultural trends of Postmodernity (or more accurately advanced modernity) and some of the philosophical interpretations associated with it.

There seems little evidence that the relativistic trends associated with Postmodern thought have any popular appeal except perhaps in France (or possibly not even there).

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Antonio said...

Matt,

I took my kids to see this movie. I really hated it. The one segment I thought was ok was the signing one in the park. My daughter cried at the end. I hated the ending. The girl should've got together with the prince. I hate the whole idea that they pillaged the integrity of the children's fairy tale.

One movie you really need to get if you like fairy tales is "Pan's Labyrinth". I have seen the movie twice, once in the theatre and once on DVD. I think you would really like it. Go on line and see some of the segments.

I hated enchanted! So many things in it spoiled the movie that could've been very good. The swtiching of brides was very disturbing for me.

Antonio

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Antonio, I actually agree with you.

I am sorry I failed to make this clear in the post.

The film was full of moral relativism.

I am glad your daughter has a strong ethical sense.

I have heard about Pan's Labyrinth. It sounds a bit scary.

God Bless

Matt