Movies, anyone?

Christian Bale, as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker


It’s amazing how much art imitates life. Who says the Bible is not relevant today, simply because it was written so long ago? Right now, at church, we’re at the tail end of our “See you at the movies” series, where we watch selected segments of the movie of the day and then examine the message in the movie in light of what the Bible has to say. It’s been so enlightening, not to mention fun!

Tonight, my hubby took me to watch Batman (Dark Knight). Wow. So many spiritual parallels in that movie. Don’t worry, I won’t say anything to spoil it for those of you who have not yet seen the movie. All I know is that it probably will feature next year during our “See you at the movies” summer series. Joseph and I kept looking at each other at various points during the movie where we saw a Biblical principle being demonstrated, albeit inadvertently (I’m sure the makers of the movie didn’t set out to illustrate Scripture!)

The saddest part for me is that the villain of the movie, Joker, is played by Heath Ledger who died of a drug overdose a few months ago. It wouldn’t surprise me if he received some kind of post-humus award for his superb portrayal of Joker – he was incredible in that role. Thinking of all that and the tragic way in which he died makes me wonder: what is the price of fame and fortune? What, indeed, does it profit a man if he gains the world and loses his soul?!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joey
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 21:04:22

    Can’t wait to see it!


  2. solathompson
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 23:22:25

    Me too – again!


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