Elitist film critics at several big city papers, Friday, mocked the Christian-themed movie For Greater Glory as “catnip for crusaders,” a movie that exploits the struggle for religious freedom with “maximum teary-eyed outrage.”
The movie, directed by Dean Wright, tells the story of a Catholic uprising against religious persecution in 1920s Mexico. However, Los Angeles Times film critic Robert Abele sneered, “‘For Greater Glory’ is mostly single-minded, dying-for-the-cause fodder, catnip for crusaders but not so interesting to those looking for a deeper view into how politics and religion can tragically clash.”
York Times critic Stephen Holdin minimized the story of Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio, a 14-year-old who refused to renounce his faith: “The boy’s arrest and persecution are staged as a kind of passion play exploited for maximum teary-eyed outrage.” (Although, in fairness, Holdin did go on to describe Read more: here
Granted, everyone is entitled to their opinions, especially when it comes to something as silly as a movie; but as with the Passion of the Christ, a well received and extremely popular ‘religious’ movie, it was completely bashed and trivialized by the elite movie critics.
I’ve heard good reviews about this movie and plan on seeing, sooner or later (I enjoy Netflixing in our den with ample popcorn and ice tea). But these reviews discussed above, once again demonstrate the angst and bias of Liberals toward most things religious.
The fact is, the Catholic church, aka Catholic people, were persecuted and murdered for being Catholics. Not just men, but women and children as they were within the confines of the Catholic church. Storm trooper rode in with guns blazing and murdered thousands of innocent people. Rather barbaric by any standards. But such is the hate some people have toward God and people of “faith”.
If the movie was in the same genre but involved space aliens or Ninja’s, I have little doubt the reviews would be more significant and abounding with approval. As it is, these were just silly, religious people who shouldn’t be expecting acceptance for their personal beliefs. After all, those beliefs might might interfere with government plans. Government might even pass laws and hand down dictates forcing them to purchasing birth control pills and pay for abortions in their employee insurance . . . in which case, they should eagerly and quietly comply. Oh sorry, I think I went off topic. . . . .