January 11th has come and gone ( the 11th was the opening day of the new Veggie Pirates Movie). The fate of the new Veggietales movie in the box office is not what was expected and is slowly moving along in the $$ box office numbers. As of this past weekend the total box office take is $11.2 million (slow and steady). Look at how well The Hannah Montana movie performed – it hit $29 million in just 3 days – wow!!
So what is the deal? Why did the Veggie Pirates Movie perform below expectations? I believe that the Pirates movie is a good solid family film. Good music, great story, silliness and just pure fun to watch for kids. Well – enough of what I think – What do you think? I am curious to hear from Veggie fans.
Here is what a few Veggie fan’s thought . . .
“Great Family night opportunity”
“It was a great family film”
“It was great and taught a great lesson”
“It was the best! Loved it and all the kids that went loved it! Thanks Big Idea!
“It was delightful and taught a great lesson that with God’s help we can do anything.”
“Nothing in the movie about God will make church people NOT go to see the movie.’
“Excellent Biblical teaching in a great entertainment format.”
‘I would not recommend this as a Christian Movie as there was not one mention of God or any Bible verses. Just another movie – it was okay. I expected alot more from Big Idea remember why you started and return your roots!!!
One thought on “The Veggietales Pirates Movie – What Do you Think?”
I was disappointed with this latest Veggietales movie. The “Pirates” didn’t do anything to glorify the Name of our Lord, and in fact the compass that the characters relied on seemed too secular for me. In fact, during the movie I thought, “Did these guys sell out?” I then wondered if I had just become stiff. That is until I told my husband about the experience. He mentioned that I was not the only one who felt this way, and shared some examples. I have loved Veggietales since they came out, we have more of these movies than any other, and I have the warmest memories of watching them with my little ones. My concern is that this movie may have attracted the unchurched, but certainly didn’t give them any reason to consider church. As for me, (a Christian), I felt let down. In fact, before the move began, I saw a lady from India with her two little children. I prayed that, if they were not believers in Jesus Christ, that through the movie, they might feel compelled to learn more about Him. I just don’t see it happening. Though it may have been fun (but not nearly as fun as the previous) it in no way points to a Sovereign and Holy God. I hope they will reconsider the next time a “Big Idea” pops into their heads…the biggest idea would be to, despite our broken world, and really because of it, keep Jesus Christ as the center! I hope this letter does not appear cynical in any way…I ‘m just another Christian who would like to see the truth of our Lord be glorified.