Friday, June 18, 2010
City of Ember
Bill Murray's aim proved accurate in his film, City of Ember. True to his cynical persona, Murray succeeded in holding up all venerated things to ridicule. As a Christian, I was at first a bit rankled by the religious fervor and blind trust displayed for "The Builders," as it was obviously a jibe aimed at religion in general. Yet, the message holds a truth well taken; religious folks too often accept what may indeed be Eternal Truth in a manner akin to pagans' adherence to their superstition. Truth welcomes challenge, and to hold truth sacrosanct makes it impotent. One beauty of CITY OF EMBER is any passionate proponent of virtually any ideology will find a simple allegory for their cause in it. Of course, that is completely apart from the film's production quality. Somehow it seems just right in its delivery of "The truth will out." And what better moral could it proclaim?