The Lion, the Witch, and the Warmonger

December 7th, 2005  |  Published in old and busted  |  2 Comments

From a review of “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe”:

> The film also forcefully suggests that we are required to fight for good against evil, even if, like the Pevensie children, we believe we are incapable of helping or if that fight occurs away from home. It will be interesting (if not aggravating for many of us) to see how strenuously political conservatives work to use the movie and this theme to further justify the war in Iraq.

It would be aggravating if political conservatives hadn’t already strenuously used “Lord of the Rings,” every episode of “24,” the outtakes disc from Season 3 of “Malcolm in the Middle” and a few unaired episodes of “Ren and Stimpy” to do the same.

At this point, I’m pretty well desensitized to war-mongering thematic overreach.

I mean … you know … how many conservative bloggers does it take to watch a movie?

Two:

One to say it’s just like 9/11, and Glenn Reynolds to link to the entry with a sonorous “Indeed.”

Indeed.

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