Movie Club | #65
An unbelievably stupid plot overwhelms anything else the movie might've offered. At times De Palma seems so focused on visual tricks (and many of them are neat) that the whole thing sort of strays and meanders a bit before getting back on track. It teeters on some sort of exploration about perception and conspiracy theories and political intrigue and then it gets small time scam artists and serial killers and all sorts of other nonsense involved…
It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.
Long story short: This…
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This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.