The Book of Life
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In a movie review titled "The Book of Life" (Christianity Today, October 24, 2014), Nick Olson begins the review with a hook from the beginning of the movie baited to catch even readers as wary as we:
A busload of spitball slinging schoolchildren are unloaded at a museum, expecting to spend the day menacing the world around them. However, they are greeted by Mary Beth, a quick-witted tour guide who seems knowledgeable in dealing with mischievous tricksters.Not the Book of Life Christians usually talk about, but this one sounds like a fun movie for a man of my sort, a fellow interested in telling tales, so let's check out a trailer: Here. Or another: Here.
Grabbing their attention with an optical illusion that leads to a secret passageway, Mary Beth leads the children to an obscure room where she introduces them to a mysterious book. It's the "Book of Life," she tells them, and it contains all of the world's stories.
Well, it's certainly colorful.