Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
Image: Twentieth Century Fox
Christianity Today

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.

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.
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.

Well, it's certainly colorful.



At 1:40 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...

I found The Devil's Backbone and the first Hellboy film stimulating and interesting, but otherwise Del Toro has disappointed me. I see lots of elaborate and stylized images here, but I don't see anything that looks in any way "magical."

At 4:06 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Neither do I, nor so mysterious, either, as I might have let slip by my 'colorful' remark.

Jeffery Hodges

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