Just trying to clarify...
Hey there. I'm not sure if anyone will bother to read this review but I hope I can set a few things right. First of all, in the review on this page it states that the "Law" is considered an evil character. While this is true, this wouldn't and shouldn't cause anyone to think that the law is not worth upholding. The reason for this is the fact that the main character, Christian, doesn't just go crazy and stray from the path afterward. In fact, later he IS tempted to stray from where he is going multiple times but he tries to remain strong. It is worth pointing out that when the movie talks about the law, it doesn't mean this in any legal sense, but that doing "good" things can never free your burdens. The burden can only be loosed at the cross.
Another important factor to consider, is, when Christian leaves his family, it is an allegory teaching one to not be held back by the comforts of this world when one is pursuing the Christian walk, even your family can hold one back. This is obviously not to mean that one should leave his/her family to pursue Jesus, or to disrespect them or not give them attention, but to not conform to his/her family's desires when they get in the way of Jesus and the cross. This being said, I agree with the writer of the review on this page that it could confuse younger audiences. I also agree that the violence in this movie was pretty disturbing, but I also believe it adds credibility and believability to the movie. The movie might have been cheesy if it didn't portray evil that way because evil is and should be seen as scary and, well, evil.
One last thing, this movie is not supposed to be a theological textbook. in another review a parent posted on this page, he (or she) was disappointed because the movie misses issues like God's wrath and how salvation can only be found through Christ. There certainly were Christian themes, but these things were not illustrated in the movie. I think that whoever this person is, he/she is worried that one will watch the movie and pursue a Christianity that is twisted and not Christianity at all. This may indeed be the case, but I think that the purpose of the Pilgrim's Progress movie was to expose more people to Christian themes so that they might do some more research if they are not already Christians. And for people who already are Christians, that Heaven is worth the journey.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness