This week lots of people are talking about the new Harry Potter movie. Some parents at church asked me if I thought it was alright for their kids to see the movie. Since I haven’t seen the movie yet, I can’t really comment on the content. But I will provide a few links to reviews of the movie by Christians:
Many of the comments in these reviews are addressed specifically to the parents of younger children.
There has been considerable debate among Christians about these movies, and it will probably continue with this new movie. My suggestion is that for any movie you watch you go in with your mind egaged. Try to understand the world view behind the movie, and how it compares with the Christian world view. Look at the values portrayed in the movie and compare them with Christian values. If you have children, watch a movie together and then discuss what you have seen.
There is much more that I could say about the watching of movies, but this will have to do for now.