On a homeschooling forum I used to frequent regularly, someone asked the question, “Why are Christian movies so lame?” She then proceeded to tell of her experience of watching a movie on Netflix – Me and You, Us, Forever. She found it pretty bad.
Her question sparked a very interesting discussion about Christian movies and why they are (generally speaking) of poor quality. (I wish I could show you the discussion, but it is a private forum.)
Someone linked a very interesting article: Why Do Heathens Make the Best Christian Films?
Jesus began many of his parables with the phrase, “The kingdom of God is like …” (He used this construct twelve times in the Gospel of Matthew alone.)
Christian filmmakers seem to dislike mystery. Rather than using Jesus’s construct, “The kingdom of God is like … ,” their films often proclaim, “The kingdom of God is.” Nothing is left to the imagination. Audiences are not allowed to make their own connections; they are told what to think.
As long as people of faith are more concerned with messages than metaphors, they are doomed to make bad films.
So, seen any good Christian movies lately?