Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bella - Another thought

Note: I haven't seen the movie and am not the kind of person to go out of my way to see any movie (e.g., taking a bus to another city). A movie is a movie.

For a completely different point of view on Bella, read a critical review here.
FYI - Barbara Nicolosi is one of the few faithful Catholics who is very actively working in Hollywood to make good entertainment. So, read with that in mind.

I am sure I will rent it once it comes out on DVD - but I just don't get the fuss. I agree with the following quote below from her post. The rest of her review is just that her review.
Should all of us Christians be throwing ourselves on the ground in front of a movie just because the filmmakers are Christians? Should we support a project that is ambiguous about the right to choose, simply because the filmmakers meant to make a pro-life film? Does wanting to make a great Catholic pro-life film equate with actually making one?
Good questions. Thoughts?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Karl Keating provides some insight that might balance out some of the preliminary skepticism:

http://catholic.com/newsletters/kke_071023.asp

Ultimately, it's up to each person to decide about the movie. If you want to go see it, go see it, or ask someone who's opinion you respect who has seen it.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to comment that I thought it WAS great Catholic prolife movie about being prolife. I was a little disappointed and discouraged by not only your remarks, but by the fact that you quote and rely on a review from someone who ALSO hasn't seen it.

There are so many few Catholic movies now a days. That, YES, I think we should be all over this one.