I’ve already linked to Christianity Today’s “Most Redeeming Movies of 2006” list (a list of the most inspiring, redemptive big-screen stories of the year).
And I’ve linked to their critics’ “Cream of the Crop” list (a list of the films that CT critics found to be the most accomplished works of cinematic art).
But there’s another list I forgot to mention: the Readers’ Poll!!
A “critic of the critics” recently criticized CT Movies film reviewers for being “out of touch” with their Christian readers, thinking that we needed to learn something from the majority. Perhaps it will be eye-opening for us all to see what exactly the readers chose as the Best Film of 2006…The winner: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
The runner-up for best movie of the year? X-Men 3: The Last Stand.
Are Christianity Today‘s film critics thinking differently about films than the majority of their readers?
I’ll leave that up to you to decide if that’s a sign that we’ve “lost [our] evangelical conviction,” or if we just prefer films that dig a little deeper, demand a little more than the year’s biggest blockbusters….