You’re no doubt aware that there’s a new kids’ action/adventure film coming out called The Golden Compass. This film is already generating controversy because the author is an atheist, and Christian groups are already organizing to boycott this film because of its supposed atheist content.
I’ve already reviewed the book, specifically discussing its atheist content: in a nutshell, it doesn’t really have much atheist content, and I imagine that what little there is will be downplayed for the sake of the Christian audience.
What it does have is an exciting fantasy adventure with a girl as the protagonist. It also has a number of female characters in a variety of roles including the principal villain. And from following the talk about this book (and its trilogy) around the Internet, I know that the story is very popular and beloved by both boys and girls.
I can’t promise you in advance that this is a good film (although it’s based on a good book), but why not counter the boycott by supporting this film? If you have pre-teen or teenage kids (or nieces and nephews or something) who seem interested in the story, it might be a good time to treat them to a trip to the cinema. 😉