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Comment 5 by Kalex :

Not sure how you can make those conclusions from a 2 minute preview A4thinker.

It was nominated for "Best US Drama" at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival which is a pretty good sign it isn't pathetic. The preview misses the underlining point of the movie: without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice? (thanks IMDB).

Perhaps you should wait until you actually see the movie before you berate it.

Aren't the previews supposed to show you the best bits of the film to hook you in? God help them if these are the best bits of the film. Lots of terrible films get nominated for things all the time it doesn't necessarily mean they're actually any good.

You're right, I should wait until I see the movie before I cast such judgements but my initial reaction from the preview was one of horror - this film really does look appalling from the 2 minutes I've seen of it.

It just seems like people are trying to hard to promote atheism - and that's exactly how the general population will see it as well. The film serves no other purpose other than to demonize religion (something that is rather self-evident of religion already) and promote atheism. At least Brokeback Mountain had a plot; this just looks pitiful.

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:28:54 UTC | #636101