A genuinely funny film. Smart, sassy dialogue and a few laugh-out-loud moments.
However – I just wanted to focus on a couple of very strongly “Biblical” themes in the film. I will try not to give away spoilers that are not given away in the trailer – but, caveat emptor! – the responsibility is yours if you choose to read further! 🙂
First theme: “I will be with you”
Then the LORD said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” (Genesis 31:3)
“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him.” (Psalm 91.15)
Second theme: “Once you were nobody…”
Once you weren’t a people, but now you are God’s people. Once you hadn’t received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:10)
It might seem that the world has thrown you away; it may seem that the world considers you worthless; but we don’t inherit our worth from the values of the world – we are worth something because God makes us his children. Once we had no name – now we have a name – the children of God.
Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name; you are mine.
Third theme: “Whence cometh your strength?”
I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. (Psalm 121:1-3)
Fourth theme: “a people, not a place” (ALERT: possibly the closest to being an actual spoiler)
Odin reminds him – Asgard is not a place, but a people. Likewise, the Kingdom of God is not about a geographical or even metaphysical PLACE – it is a people living Christlike lives.
So – there you have it – a great film packed with familiar biblical themes – what’s not to like?
Here’s the official trailer – ENJOY! 🙂