Thursday’s Thoughts

Posted: April 19, 2012 by jperritt in Thursday's Thoughts
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Today we are going to start a new series of posts that will frequent the Reel Thinking site. Even though we typically pick one film to review on Thursdays and Fridays, there are some other films that we should think about but often don’t discuss. Therefore, we’re going to start Thursday’s Thoughts. We will attempt to highlight a few thoughts about every film for the weekend in order to help our readers. These thoughts will pick up on various themes and worldviews that are being communicated through film – intentionally and unintentionally. Please let us know what you think.

The Lucky One – This tells the story of a Marine who travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.

You don’t have to think too hard to see that this will be a film that idolizes love. This is your typical chic-flick that women will flock too. However, should women approach this film with caution? Will this film establish a sinful/selfish view of love? How will teenager girls process a story about this? What potential lies does a film like this feed us? Why is it dangerous to idolize love? Is it good to worship another person who may have saved your life? Could this film give us a view of a false savior? Do you think this is a film one should just sit back and enjoy without thinking? Why?

Think Like a Man – Four friends conspire to turn the tables on their women when they discover the ladies have been using Steve Harvey’s relationship advice against them.

This film is obviously taking a humorous look at marriage. It’s a battle of man vs. woman and the trophy is who gets to wears the pants. Now a movie like this could definitely be humorous, however, what potential concerns should a movie like this raise? In a culture where the divorce rate is extremely high, should we pit spouses against each other? When Scripture tells us that husbands and wife are to become “one” is it okay to plot against them behind their back? What trouble could this cause when men and women are concealing truth? Although this film is a comedy, is it truly funny to have spouses plotting against each other?

  1. Cindy says:

    you asked the question……Do you think this is a film one should just sit back and enjoy without thinking? Why? ……..I don’t think we should ever sit back and “not think” but I am sorely tempted to do so and on many occasions have. Lazy thinking comes easy. Engaged minds take effort and the Bible. Thank you for encouraging us to engage our minds biblically.

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