November 22, 2005
Today is the 42nd anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis. Lewis’ legacy is about to be discovered by a new generation. On December 9, a film of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” will be released in thousands of American theaters and many others around the world.
This film has everything Christians have sought in a movie – it is well-written, well-acted and it contains a solid metaphor for Jesus Christ in the person of Aslan the lion that is subtle enough to stimulate conversation with unbelievers.
It is a powerful film. I saw it last Friday night at a screening in New York and tears came to my eyes; not only because of the content, but because Walden Media and Disney have teamed up to give us something we can cheer and support.
It is important that we do both. Buy tickets and see this film when it is released. Take family and friends. Invite nonbelievers. Make these companies a huge profit and they will make more of these types of films. It’s all about supply and demand. If we show by our ticket purchases that we demand, they will supply.