SPIRITUAL EFFECT OF MOVIES
Movies are often judged for their story structure or acting ability or violence content. An avid movie-goer, I have been blogging for quite some time giving movie reviews about the effect of a movie spiritually. I summarize the story and theme, then give how it was accurate or beneficial spiritually. After that, I say where it damages life or where it falls short of truth. Beyond that, I say what effect the movie had on me.
For example, if a movie had the theme that life is bad, you can't change it and then you die, this would be rated as a negative film. Whereas a movie that promotes the inner strengths in us all to achieve good things past all odds -- that would be a win.
Movies do promote things and our culture is emulated by others based on what a movie promotes. How many times has a hero in a film picked up a glass of alcohol for celebration or romance? How often does a hero engage in speed dating with overnight stays? Is religion made to look like a sane activity or like an illusory fanaticism by a particular film?
My blog, www.spiritoffilm.blogspot.com, is exclusively movie reviews as they impact spiritual pursuits. It is a new way of making determinations about box office films.