Let's start with a basic movie; Tangled. Remember the scene with all the lamps that were released for the lost princess? Ya? Well, I cried. Yes, I'm a man who cried at a movie marketed to little girls. Why? Because when you listen to, "I See the Light," you can parallel it with our relationship with God. She talks about seeing the light, the sky becomes blue, there's hope, and that the whole world is different when she's with this guy. Likewise, Rider sings about trying to find fulfillment, and that he couldn't until he met her. When you parallel those words to our relationship to God, and that Christ is the light, and now that we see Christ, we see the world differently, and that the fog is lifted, and there's hope, there's lasting fulfillment rather than temporal fulfillment, you can't help but to let out a few waterfalls.
Now back to World War Z! The man version of Tangled is essentially what it is. I'm not going to review the whole movie, but just take a few points that I found extremely interesting. If you haven't seen the movie and really want to, don't read any farther because I will ruin it for you. At least I'm nice enough to admit it, right? Ok, so to start there's this infection of people that are called Zombies. They're strong, vicious, wild, and multiplying. They end up literally everywhere in the world, and not one city is immune from the attack. It's Brad Pitt's job to find both the source of the infection, and any possible cure for it. In the beginning you're introduced to a doctor who on the plane to Korea says this about how to find a weakness in the virus to find a cure. "Mother nature loves to disguise her biggest weakness as her biggest strength." So after the doctor makes a fatal error and kills himself, Brad is left alone to figure it out. The whole movie you see people getting destroyed but some continue being passed over. The elderly, crippled, malnourished, and even a man with a small limp but enough to notice. Brad finally realized that the zombies won't attack a sick person, so he ends up injecting himself with a deadly disease that has a known cure, and confirms his prediction by walking through a zombie infested hallway unscathed.
Movies are plastered with spiritual truths that the world has mistaken for simply entertainment. Did you know, that Paranormal Activity admits that there are no ghosts, but in fact demons? Yes, in the movie the home owners call on a medium, who, upon entering the house says, "I can't be here. This isn't a ghost, it's a demon, you need to call a priest." Don't believe me? Look it up for yourself. Hollywood's not trying to be sly anymore, but showing us right to our faces what's going on and the world still claims, GHOSTS! I encourage you to look for the spiritual things in everything that you watch, listen to, or do. It will give you a great understanding of Romans 1 where Paul writes that God has made Himself known in the plainness of the world we live in so that men are without excuse. From something as simple as an egg to the ingenuity and complexity of the design of the universe, God's invisible qualities are clear to all people. Be encouraged to have fun at the movies, and to find God in all that you do.