"Christian" Review of X3

Discussion in 'X-Men 1, 2 & 3' started by Elijya, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Bullseye

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    The reviewer is an idiot.

    Just about any claim that is made, can possibly be supported in the Bible in some way.
     
  2. Secret_Riddle

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    lmfaoooo
     
  3. lordofthenerds

    lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    That's literally the most ******ed review of this movie I've seen so far. They said the mvoie should be rated X or NC-17. Even Harry's was better. :o
     
  4. JokerNick

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    all I got to say is it's a flipping movie..........
     
  5. Bana

    Bana Nothing ever ends.

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    Since when is healing offensive to God?

    and was the m-men thing a typo or is it supposed to mean something? :E
     
  6. JokerNick

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    well this guy can go live in his world of rules, restrictions, and eternal damnation....... me, I'm going to see what movie I want, when I want, live and sleep with my GF, drink obsessive amounts of alcohol, smoke, and sleep in on sundays.........
     
  7. lordofthenerds

    lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    Since when was everything on that list offense to god?
     
  8. Elijya

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    since that guy said so
     
  9. lordofthenerds

    lordofthenerds Not a Goddamn Side-Kick

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    And is he god...?
     
  10. PhoenixRising

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    ****ing rights I am. *****.

    "You think you know me, but you dont ****in know me!" -Gwen Stefani
     
  11. undomiel

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    I read the review and found it interesting. I think I can understand why many of you were so offended. But first, I think we must all remember that it is essentially a site for Christian believers, to inform them of all content believed to be offensive to them, so that they can make their own decisions about whether or not to see a particular film.

    Second, I think we all need to be careful about judging others' belief systems if we don't know very much about them. For example, do we know why they believe Jean's resurrection is "unholy"? Do we know why they think that is a bad thing? I even wonder if they think certain things (open-mouth kissing, for example) are "wrong", or just something in the content of the film they think people would want to be aware of as they make their decisions about whether or not to see the film.

    On the critical side, I felt this site did not do a very good job at perceiving all the good things in X3. For example, there was a laundry-list under "sexual sin" regarding the Jean-Logan lab scene, but they failed to mention the fact that Logan puts on the brakes when he sees something is wrong with Jean. I'm not saying it makes everything okay, but it is something positive that they failed to mention.

    Another instance was the cited "mercy killing". It is listed as a bad thing (again, I'm not exactly sure of their angle on this), but Jean was essentially willing to sacrifice herself to prevent herself from losing control and killing masses of people. Self-sacrifice for the good of others is generally regarded as a good thing, but the critique failed to mention this.

    Interestingly enough, there were several very strong Christian themes present in the story that these critics apparently missed. One is the theme of redemptive love, illustrated through the relationship between Jean and Logan. Logan's love for Jean could be compared to what the Bible says about God's pursuing love for mankind. Logan goes after Jean in order to save her from herself after she has become totally corrupted and beyond all hope of saving herself. He loves her not because of who she is anymore, but rather in spite of who she is. And so he forms a plan to rescue her, like God does with us.

    Shifting the analogy a bit, Logan's killing of Jean in this story resembles God's killing of His own son on the cross -- the one must die so that others may live. But though it deeply, infintely grieved God to kill His son (like it grieved Logan to kill Jean), God did it because he wanted to rescue others from wrath.

    Lastly, I want to pose a challenge to all of us. I think it is important to think about what is good and what is bad in a movie. Sure, it's only a movie, but I do believe we are able to be, sometimes strongly, influenced by such things, and it is therefore worth thinking about.
     
  12. Pizzaboy1138

    Pizzaboy1138 The Queen's Darkness

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    Logan is God and Jean is Jesus?

    That analogy goes by far too far.:down :down :down
     
  13. undomiel

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    No, I didn't say that one was the other, I was just pointing out that there are some parallels.
     
  14. Pizzaboy1138

    Pizzaboy1138 The Queen's Darkness

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    You could find such "parallels" in almost every movie - but not every movie is Christian.

    Say the Goonies. Somebody tries to drive them away from their promised land, they have to fight to save their families, there's evil, there's good, there's the whole Saulus/Paulus thing, there's even a ship and lots of water, and I'm sure that in between all that gold, you could have found 13 silver coins, ...

    And the Wolverine isn't Jesus either.
     
  15. Symbiote Hulk

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    From what the catholic church says, no he doesn't. I really hate it when the church gets involved with movies.:down
     
  16. YJ1

    YJ1 Armed and Dangerous

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    Same here. In fact, I was extra happy when X3 smashed the Da Vinci Con at the box office.

    By the way, why would God be offended at evolution if He was the one who started the ball rolling? It's possible to believe in both evolution and God.
     
  17. Mister Sinister

    Mister Sinister Picture of Paul McCartney

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    If Fred Phelps reviewed films, he'd be on CAP.
     
  18. LinHao

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    Not thats it is important, but was I the only person who noticed that Storm (Halle Berry) was never mentioned once
     
  19. Downhere

    Downhere Jeremiah 33:3

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  20. undomiel

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    Oh, no! Please don't misunderstand me -- I'm not saying that X3 is a Christian movie. I don't think that was the intention of the filmmakers at all. But I did want to point out some of the parallels that I think the Christian critics might have missed.

    And I do not think that Wolverine is Jesus or God, but that there are some resemblances in the two stories, which one will find with most archetypal-hero stories.
     
  21. MrSelfDestruct

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    James "Logan/Wolverine" Howlett?
     

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