So far we've seen the movie Legion and The Book of Eli being released in January alone. Both movies have been obviously inspired by some parts of the Bible and/or the Christian faith in general. Do you think this may be the beginning of a new movie trend in Hollywood? Do you think these 'loosely-based adaptations' are doing more harm than good for Christians?
The movie Legion, for example is an action-horror which depicts God having losing faith in mankind and sending his legions of angels down to destroy them, however, this movie depicts mankind (along with Archangel Michael) battling God and his angels and winning. IMO, I think this movie sends out the wrong message which says that 'God is weak and uncaring' and 'Man can defeat God.' This movie was definitely far from what I expected after I've done some research on it, and my motivation to see this really left me.
I'm planning to see Book of Eli tomorrow, but a friend told me that it looked as if they were trying to rewrite the entire New Testament with this movie, so I'm not sure if it's on the same track as Legion, however, from what I've seen and read, it looks to be retelling the tale (or creating an adaptation) of Elijah the Prophet.
In a way, I do like the fact that Hollywood is making movies based on the Christian faith, however, what I don't like is the way they are twisting the truth around. Now, "What-if" movies might be good (like satire or something completely unrelated to our world), but taking something so extreme and obvious (such as making our God the enemy) just may not be the way to go.
"Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good." -- Ecc. 9:18