We rented this movie and for one I can tell it would have been GREAT on a proper movie screen. It was still good on our flat screen, however. It was so much fun to watch and I thought "all parents would want their kids to see this" until the next day - today- when I looked it up and lo and behold- all this CONTROVERSY! Geez! I was really surprised! It was inspiring and uplifting and adventurous- all the things you think of with a really well done fantasy. I wonder if all that fuss was made about Peter Pan- 40 years ago!! Doubt it- as the "religious right" immoral majority didn't get so much press back then. Really! What about Cinderella and whoever that little lady who "whistles while she works" with all the birds singing with her. I guess that is heresy too! Anyway- Great movie- good for chilluns and even my husband enjoyed it. We look forward to the sequel and I certainly will check out the book series.. Aren't there FAR WORSE movies and books out there for the "Church" to get mad at?