Two Pinocchio films, one clear winner? Come compare these two 2022 adaptations of the classic story as we discover that you can buy anything in this world with money except good CGI effects. Our guests Adam Stokes and Rachel Helps get us into some deep discussions about the Mormon doctrine of the resurrection and the materiality of the spirit. And we look at how the two films portray the obligations of parenting in very different lights and what they have to say about the relational nature of the atonement. In the end, both films give us a very moral worldview of how we can grow and improve as imperfect human beings.
Our Ratings: Disney's Pinocchio
Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 2 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 2 apricots
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
Content: Telestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots
Liz - Beauty by Robin McKinley
Rachel - The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans; Wayfare magazine
Adam - Let's Talk About Race and the Priesthood by W Paul Reeve; The Lost City of Z by David Grann; Star Trek: Picard (Paramount Plus)
Public Square Media Shout-out:
The Little Mermaid (Disney+)
Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney
Liz - lizbusby.com
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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