December 10, 2007, - 11:14 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Major film critics’ societies and individual reviewers from all over the country are raving about “There Will Be Blood,” a movie that debuts in New York and Los Angeles in late December and the rest of the country in January.
I have seen the movie, starring Daniel Day-Lewis. And while I’m prohibited from posting an early review, I can tell you this: About an oil prospector-cum-millionaire, the movie is an almost three hours of anti-Christian propaganda. One of the major characters in the movie is an Evangelical Christian preacher, who is portrayed as weird, mean, sleazy, and a phony who will say or do anything for money. And most of the congregants in his church are the same. When a person is killed working at an oil well, the preacher predictably blames it on the fact that the oil baron refused to allow him to bless the oil well. And there are other similar incidences throughout the movie.
I thought I’d like this movie, which at the beginning was beautiful and interesting, but it degraded into a saga of mystery, killing, and above all of that–anti-Christian ranting. And that’s probably why it will likely do well at the Oscars, next year.
If this is what mainstream movie critics love–and they do; they’re gushing over this movie–it says a lot about what they think of religious Christians: not much.
Stay tuned for my complete review.
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