Sunday, June 11, 2017

ChristianAnswers.Net Reviews Pagan Films! Wonder Woman Addition!!!

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Moral Rating - Average

Positive Messages - "...For the most part, Diana represents a true, honest hero. She looks out for others ahead of herself, and only desires to protect the world. She cares for everyone who comes to know her. We see her devastated and nearly moved to tears by observing all the injured in the war. In many ways, she looks at the world with a naiveté similar to Giselle from “Enchanted.” Ultimately, her selflessness and love for humanity is very inspiring and brings to mind 1 Corinthians 13.
Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy;
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NKJV
Characters repeatedly sacrifice their lives to save others. The movie goes into a surprisingly thoughtful discussion about how honest love makes a real difference in the world. ..."

Negative Images - "...In one scene, Captain Trevor takes Diana into a room for the night. He then closes the door behind him, kisses her, and the scene ends. The audience is left with the implication that they slept together. On a positive note, we don’t see anything beyond a kiss. However, considering Diana’s character, it is particularly disappointing.
The Amazons all wear tight, leotard-like outfits that are meant to help them in a similar way a leotard helps a gymnast. Wonder Woman dons a similar battle outfit that is somewhat low-cut. The camera resists the temptation to ogle Diana and the Amazons, but men do clearly ogle Diana, at times. One man says, “I’m both frightened and aroused.” One piece of art shows Amazons crawling out of the water unclothed, though their sensitive areas are obscured by water or their arms. ..."

**NOTE - SENSITIVE AREAS!!!  Bwhahahaha!!!

"...Other: Being a spy, Captain Trevor does deceive others as a part of his job (though Diana clearly isn’t thrilled with this). The film discusses Zeus and other Greek gods, and Ares plays a role. According to a friend who attended the movie with me, the overall mythology presented here isn’t in line with real Greek pagan idolatry. ..."


Editor’s Note to Parents: Not everything that appears to be good is good. Since more Wonder Woman films are planned, you may wish to know about this character’s secret origins and “psychological propaganda” purpose, especially if a child is likely to get caught up in the comic books and future films.
  • The creator of Wonder Woman was originally a secret. It eventually came to light with the headline, “Noted Psychologist Revealed as Author of Best-Selling ‘Wonder Woman’”. The character and original stories were created by American psychologist William Moulton Marston, Ph.D. (and drawn by Harry Peter who had previously been doing editorial cartoons featuring suffragists). Marston invented the polygraph, hence the Lasso of Truth was featured in his stories.
  • “FREE LOVE” without restriction—Marston had a mistress (Olive Byrne—a staff writer for Family Circle magazine under the pseudonym Olive Richard—and formerly Dr. Martson’s student in psychology class. She lived with him and his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston in a long-term polyamorous sexual relationship. (There was at least one other woman in this relationship—Marjorie W. Huntley.) Byrne is credited as being his inspiration for the character’s appearance and the bracelets. Dr. Marston gave the bracelets to Olive as a symbol of their love.
    “During the years when she lived with Marston and Holloway, she wore, instead of a wedding ring, a pair of bracelets. Wonder Woman wears those same cuffs.”
  • BISEXUAL—“She was a little slinky; she was very kinky,” wrote researcher Jill Lepore (Smithsonian Magazine). Wonder Woman DC Comics writer Greg Rucka clearly stated that the character’s sexual orientation is bisexual, and gave her a backstory that includes relationships with women.
  • Dr. Marston was a fan of PARAPSYCHOLOGY, METAPHYSICS, EROTICISM, BONDAGE AND SUBMISSION, and he worked these into his Wonder Woman stories. Her appearance was similar to Esquire’s Varga pin-up girls (centerfolds) at that time (1940s).
    Prior to writing Wonder Woman, he wrote a BDSM novel, Venus With Us. In his Wonder Woman stories, characters are frequently tied up, and her Amazon sisters engage “in frequent wrestling and bondage play… in his other writings and interviews he referred to submission as a noble practice and did not shy away from the sexual implications…”
    Her abilities included ESP, astral projection of herself, magic, telepathy, the ability to speak any language and to leave the planet through meditation.
  • FEMINISM—In writing Wonder Woman, Dr. Marston was strongly inspired by early Feminists, especially contraceptionist and anti-Christian Feminist Margaret Sanger, who secretly was a member of his family—Olive’s aunt.
    “Marston hired Joy Hummel to help write Wonder Woman. And Marston’s mistress, Olive, gave her one book and told her to read this and you’ll know how to write Wonder Woman. And that book was… Margaret Sanger’s Woman and the New Race.”
    Sanger claimed that promoting sexual abstinence was ridiculous and “is injurious—often highly so.” Her book directly opposed Biblical teachings and attempted to create “a new sex morality,” as well as promoting population control and eugenics to eliminate groups of people she called “defectives” “…to raise the human race on to a higher level.” Sanger insisted that a woman’s “mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit… not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.” Out of her work grew a militant Feminist political movement and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
    Years later, Mrs. Marston “boasted about how well she had known Sanger.” “I spent a lot of time with M.S., both at her home and mine.”
    In 1937 (4 years before Wonder Woman’s introduction), Dr. “Marston held a press conference in which he predicted that women would one day rule the world.” After creating and writing Wonder Woman stories, he said,
    “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.”
    Thus, in “Wonder Woman,” a female run society is a PARADISE—on an island resembling Lesbos. All the women are wonderful and good. Without men, everything is beautiful, and the women live in harmony with Nature. That is, until a MAN appears on the island bringing war in his wake, and everything that is ugly, brutal, corrupt and incompetent.
    Premiere issue of Ms. magazine. Cover illustrated by Murphy Anderson.
    Ms. cover, Fall 2012.
    FEMINIST ICON—“Wonder Woman evolved as a frontrunner of emancipation for the suffragettes who fought for the rights of women in the early 20th century.” In 1971, self-described “radical Feminist” and well known atheist, abortion activist, and Liberal political activist Gloria Steinem placed the character on the cover of Ms. magazine and said,
    “Looking back now at these Wonder Woman stories from the ’40s, I am amazed by the strength of their feminist message.”
    Wonder Woman was named a “Symbol of Feminist Revolt.” In 1972, Dr. Marston’s wife walked into the offices of Ms. and said, “Hello, I’m Elizabeth Marston, and I know all about Wonder Woman.” She told the staff that she was “100% with them in what they are trying to do and to ‘charge ahead!’” (The following year, abortion was legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court.)
    Wonder Woman Researcher Jill Lepore reports that the character owes a debt not only to Feminism, but also “to Greenwich Village bohemianism, socialism, free love, androgyny, sex radicalism…,” etc.
    scene from “Wonder Woman.” Copyright, Warner Bros. Pictures
    CELEBRATION OF FEMALE EMPOWERMENT—The design decisions for this new “Wonder Woman” film reportedly came primarily from Director Patty Jenkins and costume designer Lindy Hemming as a “celebration of female empowerment.”
    “Hemming crafted a look to show off the Amazons’ ripped shoulders and toned legs, emphasized by wrist braces and heeled sandals, because, Jenkins explained, ‘As a woman, I want Wonder Woman to fight and look great at the same time.’”
    Thus, the film gives us a hot Amazon supermodel secretary with super powers—a woman who has no idea how attractive she is, and has the strength to defeat any man and can toss a tank.
    In 2016, the United Nations named Wonder Woman a UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Later, due to controversy, she was dropped.
  • PAGAN RELIGION—The character is a demigoddess. “A distinctive trait of her characterization is a group of signature mythological exclamations, such as ‘Great Aphrodite!’… ‘Great Hera!’, ‘Merciful Minerva!’, and ‘Suffering Sappho!’” (Sappho is a symbol of female homosexuality or bisexuality.) Some of these exclamations “were contributed by Elizabeth Holloway Marston.” Eventually, Wonder Woman rises to full godhood as the Goddess of Truth.
(Sources: The Secret History of Wonder Woman—Knopf 2014, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Sanger Papers, Wikipedia, etc.)


All of the Viewer Reviews were Negative This Time, at least so far....yikes!

Negative - 
Negative—The heroine murders countless people in this film, but because it is WWI, and she’s fighting Germans (more like proto-Nazis), it’s “okay.” Very well-made film with extremely high production values, good acting, and good story (with a few very good moments), but the agenda and “moral” of the picture are crystal clear: believe in yourself, rise to your own “godhood”, we’re all to blame for the problems in the world, but we can choose to be a part of the solution, we all have light and darkness within us, and only love conquers the darkness.
Sounds good, eh? (only if you don’t know your Bible and haven’t been born again, perhaps). However… Jesus is not the Son of God in this film, and the Father isn’t even God. It’s Zeus and the Greek pantheon.

I have no problem with a fantasy film, but to put this “theology” into a more contemporary setting, and even have the heroine blow up a church steeple and bell tower (where a sniper was hiding), then to stand upon it in triumph is a not-so-subtle message of what “works” and what doesn’t. more »

Lots of cheesy moments in the midst of the CG which looked like video game material, even freeze framing Wonder Woman in the midst of high speed action (several times) for no reason at all, except to visually say, “Look at this cool pose,” which, of course, takes you right out of the story.

I would not take an impressionable child to see this film.

My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Chris A., age 52 (USA)
I was looking forward to seeing this, but I am disappointed
NegativeI was looking forward to seeing this, but I am disappointed how much they went into this mythological story of where she came from. They talked about it a lot, through the whole movie, too. They talked about how this mythological creature created man. Then they called her the god killer, that she was to kill this god with this sword. Not what I thought the movie was going to be about.

It was very slow the first hour and much didn’t happen after the beginning, lots of talking, which was surprising. The real action didn’t happen until the end, and the movie was 2 hours and 20 minutes. I was surprised this was such a huge hit, but, also, it’s sad because there are so many confused people out there with spirituality and that will only confuse them more. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Stephanie, age 43 (USA)
PG-13 is not an adequate rating

Negative—I agree with the negative comments here. I enjoyed the initial fantasy world—the beautiful island scenery, the unusual setting and the super strong women, but then the movie changed into a grim and violent war film that was too hard for me to handle, and I left about ⅔ of the way through. I was also a little thrown by the fantasy concepts of the birth of the main character and the “gods” of the story. Theologically, this is a very peculiar movie.

In retrospect, I did not like the juxtaposition of fantasy and reality and the very odd presence of humor that had no place in such a serious movie about people and nations killing each other. PG-13 is not an adequate rating.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
Halyna Barannik, age 71 (USA)

Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Reading the reviews on this movie, the history of “Wonder Woman,” and the pervasive anti-male message of the movie, which ultimately is anti-family, it’s a no brainer to me. I won’t be supporting this with my hard earned dollars. Usually, if I’m not sure about content, I reserve some movies for the dollar theatre, but I won’t be viewing this one anywhere (i.e., boycotting “Wonder Woman”).

If so many of us “Christians,” weren’t more or less unscrupulous about the entertainment we purchase (Christianity is still the majority religion), then Hollywood wouldn’t be able to afford constantly indoctrinating our youth with these propaganda films. We get what we’re paying for. When mainstream Christians realize that we’re being assaulted in a culture war, and that we are losing, maybe people will begin putting their money where it counts, and we’ll start making a difference. It’s time for “deplorables” to boycott Hollywood!
—Harry, age 45 (USA)

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