Devin and I recently finished reading The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis in anticipation of the upcoming movie that opens May 16th. Based on the trailer below it appears that the movie makers have held the story line true to the book, much like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It looks like I will be sharing a real adventure with my boy! I am definitely looking forward to this time together.
Last night I watched the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" starring Wil Smith. This story is based off the true events that occurred in the main character, Chris Gardner's life. And while the film was well made and highlighted the character traits of self-determination, persistence, economic struggle, a fathers love to provide for his son, it clearly missed answering the obvious question that the title of the movie raises - What is Happyness? What is the pursuit? The only thing that the movie pointed to in answering this question was money, financial security and accomplishment of earthly wealth. In the end these things were accomplished (sorry if you haven't seen the movie) but there was no answer to the second obvious question that the title of the movie raises - Did it make Chris Gardner happy? Was the pursuit worth it?
If the answer that is found in the movie to the question of what is happyness and what is the pursuit is true and the answer is yes it did make him happy....then as a Christ follwer I am left feeling empty and that the whole message is a lie!
Did you see the movie? What do you think the Pursuit of Happyness looks like?