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Go to: Atheists Get Their "Brokeback Mountain" Moment in the New Sundance Film, "The Ledge"

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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

Go to: Atheists Get Their "Brokeback Mountain" Moment in the New Sundance Film, "The Ledge"

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Deary me this film looks absolutely terrible. Also, what on earth is the point? It's just propaganda for the sake of it. We already have well-loved atheists in the mainstream media - anyone who watches House can tell you that! Starring the brilliant Hugh Laurie, a much-loved atheist and rationalist it's the most watched medical drama in history and one of the most watched shows on American television (and worldwide).

Contrasted to this Goddamn awful film, this is probably just gonna take us back a few years of progress. It appears to have absolutely no point other than to show a bit of sex, the Christian fundy as the bad guy and the rational atheist as the good guy. There's absolutely no other reason for it - it is just mindless propaganda and will probably do more to make theists resent us.

Atheism is no 'big thing' - this film is setting it up to be a big important issue. It's not. Atheism is just a lack of belief in a deity. It tells you nothing more about a person - you get stupid atheists and you get some very smart ones.

Absolutely pathetic mindless drivel that equates to nothing more than a brain fart.

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:08:50 UTC | #636090

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