Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: Zombie's Halloween Viewing

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Zombie's Halloween Viewing

I will be viewing the film tomorrow (Friday) at 11:15 am. I am nervous for a couple of reasons:

1. I have to understand that a good number of people, the majority in fact, will not be approaching the picture with the same love, respect, and knowledge of the original that I have. This can lead to several problems, mostly selfish nonsense, because I will be able to sense and "feel" the places where Zombie is filling in the gaps, and therefore appreciate the film more than the average moviegoer. On the other hand, if Zombie butchers the picture, I will also "feel" the inconsistencies with the original where other viewers might be oblivious. But this is the reality of anything that is loved and adored by fans. People on the "outside" just can't and won't get it in the way it was ultimately meant to be understood. The same concept is also true for Scripture. When Christ says in Matthew 10:34 that he did not come to "bring peace," everyone can understand that at one level. But those people, especially Matthew's intended audience, who know their OT Scripture (it wasn't the OT then of course)hear this verse in a completely different way. Why? Because the prophecy of Isaiah 9:6 says that the coming Messiah will be the "Prince of Peace." Only those "in the know" would "feel" the seeming disjunction at play here.

2. I'm afraid it will be terrible. Enough said.

The official Beast Review will be online tomorrow. Until then, don't forget. . .You can't kill the boogeyman.


Anonymous rexwilder said...

You can't kill the boogeyman...because he's not even remotely human...

August 30, 2007 5:44 PM  
Blogger Mike Ruffin said...

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Jamie Lee Curtis.

August 31, 2007 9:39 AM  

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