Star Wars, Episode Three – My Review

Here’s my review.


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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • Jwvink

    It would be so sad to seeing people handing out leaflets outside of the cinema, much in line with a lot of what happened with ‘The Passion Of The Christ’.
    It just does not show respect for the artform. These books aren’t written for propaganda purposes.

  • sg

    It’s a bit off topic, but they just had a showing of TLTWTW right next to my hometown and one of my teacher friends was lucky enough to get in to see it (sans special effects). She said it was amazing…even without all the effects!!!

    Yay!!!

  • Chris Durnell

    I agree. Great art speaks for itself. I had a Muslim friend who greatlt enjoyed the Narnia books as a kid, and was shocked to find out it was a Christian allegory. Rather than blatantly using it as propaganda, a better use would be to explore the themes in the Narnia books – what is evil, how is it overcome – in a non-religious manner. Let people come to their own conclusions.

  • The Cubicle Reverend

    Any discussions of this nature will come naturally. To force it by “evangelistic attempts” will be forced and impersonal. Let the movie stand for itself and the conversations on faith, etc. will come on it’s own.

  • Peter T Chattaway

    Turning this film into a mere evangelism tool is almost certainly a bad idea. I blogged this a few days ago, using quotes from an e-mail interview I did a few months ago with Doug Gresham.


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