Okay, I usually don’t care for supernatural thriller-type movies, because they’re pretty much nonscene and superstition, but I can’t help but feel that The Unborn is a pro-death movie and that the way “unborn” is used in the movie will change the meaning of the term unborn, which in turn will hurt the prolife movement. I could be wrong, of course. But this is what I gathered from Wikipedia about the film:
The Unborn is a supernatural thriller film written and directed by David S. Goyer which is slated for release in 2009. The film stars Gary Oldman as a spiritual advisor to a young girl (Odette Yustman) who is tormented by the soul of her unborn twin brother who seeks to use her death as a gateway for him to reach life. The film is produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes.
Tagline: It Wants To Be Born
Basically, the plot appears to be a secularist view on Catholic theology of what happens to souls when they die: Odette’s dead brother is in limbo* between heaven and earth, because he can’t get to heaven due to his wickedness, so he needs to use his sister’s body - inhabit it (basically, go into her womb) - to be born so he can reach heaven (“life”).
- I use the term “limbo” in the broad sense, meaning the brother is in between heaven and earth; it dosen’t refer to the state limbo, otherwise known as hell or sheol, which is not to be confused with gehenna or hell, the state of the damned. Nor is it to be confused with purgatory.