Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Good movie...

Just watched 'Up' with life group.  A really good movie with funny moments and more poignant ones. The animation from Pixar was of high quality, as usual.  The story line is relatively simple but essentially a love story resulting in a great adventure, however the execution of that story is wonderfully weird and quaintly quirky.  I would highly recommend watching it.

On another note, I have challenged life group to consider how they could use the movie to convey something of the message of Jesus.

I for one see the transformation of Carl as he realises that he has been released from an expectation of adventure, to a whole new one.  When I tuned to Christ I quickly grabbed hold of this new adventure of following Him wherever He may take me.  I felt released from the old adventures that others would impose on me and that I would impose on myself.  The new lease of life that I encountered I believe can be encountered by all, just as Carl grabs the opportunity and embraces his new life without the past hindering him, I too can do the same.

What about you?  If you have seen the film, how would you use it?  If you haven't seen it, rent it, borrow it or buy it - it's really good!!!


Matt Blick said...

Seen it 3 times and just bought the DVD!

One of the things that I picked up from somebody else's post was in our culture you are a hero if you "never give up on your dream." However, in up that would define Muntz, the bad guy. Sometimes your plans have to die so God can ressurect them.

My post about the film is here, and here is a quote from director Pete Docter, who is a christian, talking about 'creating people.'

Scott said...

Thanks Matt, both great posts about a great movie.