Sunday, November 25, 2007

mr. magorium

I really liked Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Reading the reviews, I find that I am in the minority. But what's new?

It had not one foul word or naughty euphemism. I thought it was fun and I laughed out loud more than once.

It is also touching and opens doors for some discussion about death and Heaven, (as opposed to Elysium and Nirvana).

I am a longtime lover of magical stories along the lines of Mary Poppins; Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang; Willy Wonka; and such. This one fits right in there.

I think God has given us all a longing for this kind of magic. He is magical beyond all imagination. The devil does not have the capability to come up with anything on his own. Every idea he has, he got from God. He takes something pure and beautiful and warps it to his purposes. So must be the case with magic. His wicked sorcery is an evil adaptation of God's Wonder Working. What is turning water into wine? Multiplying the loaves and fishes? Miracles! Magic!

So, I hope I'm making sense. I just think this thing in us that likes wonders, is a God-given thing. We must guard it, though, because the devil certainly likes to mess with us if we let him. And take this desire and turn it to things God never intended.

Anyway, if you are looking for a fun movie, go see Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. I can't say if your kids will like it. We didn't take ours.


  1. Oh good. Another fun movie to see! Thanks for letting us know. I posted about Enchanted. Stop by my blog and see. :)

  2. Thanks for the review. Always looking for good movies to see with the kids. I want to see Enchanted. My sisters LOVED it.

  3. Sounds like fun! I saw Enchanted with my older daughter and we loved it!

  4. Thanks for the review! I can't wait to see this one, although my husband isn't so excited... We saw the Bee Movie this weekend, and though there were funny parts, it was mostly for the adults. Abby sat there and watched, but didn't laugh much...

  5. The kids have grown up so our Christmas movie is going to be National Treasure.But my husband may like this one!

  6. I appreciate your review. I interviewed Chip Flaherty of Walden Media, the production company behind the movie, and I thought it sounded sweetly appealing. I also heard Enchanted was wonderful!

  7. I watched this movie last weekend and I, too, thought it was awesome! Good clean fun. Finally.

    Count me in the minority bunch.


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