Saturday, March 19, 2011

Christian FIlm Reviews are in for 'Paul'

It's not pretty:-)
"Negative—This movie is extremely offensive to Christians. The movie starts off by reflecting a sad picture of our world, in that the main character, Paul, is an alien who has adopted all the negative traits of humanity, such as profanity, sexual deviance, drunkenness, etc., in his short time on earth.

At about the 50 minute mark, the movie took on a blasphemous tone. The main characters are travelling across the country in an RV with Paul, while being chased by a mysterious government agent. One of their stops leads them to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere, where they encounter a woman with an over-bearing father. The woman and her father are the typical Hollywood portrayal of “Christians”. The father is a domineering, crazed zealot, and the daughter is ignorant and sheltered. She enters their RV the next morning wearing a shirt depicting Jesus shooting Darwin with a pistol and the phrase, “Evolution This,” emblazoned across it. This leads to a dialogue between the woman and the main characters about Evolution vs. Creation. The woman declares that the earth is 4,000 years old and was created by a Creator (God) and that the eye is evidence of that Creator.

The main characters argue in support of evolution and science and are depicted as intelligent, while she is depicted as too dumb to know that science has already solved the riddle of our existence (and it doesn’t include God). Paul jumps out of hiding and demands that the woman explain how his existence fits in with her belief in God. It was at this point that my wife and I chose to leave the theater.

It is a sad commentary on Hollywood that they continue to churn out movies whose sole purpose is clear—destroy Christianity. It truly seemed like they started with the premise, “How can we show how dumb Christians are?”, and then built a movie around it, once they settled on aliens. Avoid this movie. Hollywood must know that we do not support these movies, and the best way is with our wallets.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
—Kevin Minatta, age 39 (USA)

Negative—This movie blasphemes God, and I wish I would of never watched it. It is geared toward kids, and it’s not fit for a adult to watch. They are basically making fun of God and supporting evolution—not to mention the curse words in it. I wouldn’t recommend anyone watch it. We need to take a stand for what is right and this is wrong.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Paul, age 35 (USA)
Negative—I went in there thinking that is was going to be a dumb movie, maybe similar to E.T., but with stupid crude jokes. I found it to be way worse than that. The movie totally mocked the Christian faith, to the point that I left before it ended. There was just about every swear word you can think of throughout the movie and lots of crude gestures. Please dont’t waste your time or your money watching this movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Heather Shorten, age 43 (Canada)
Negative—This movie looked like it would be so funny. Shame on me for not checking it out ahead of time. I took my two children 13 and 15. I wished I had left mid way through, rather than sitting through the entire movie. The movie purposely set out to make Christians look like foolish/blind idiots. Darwin and evolution was not only pushed, but God was blasphemed. I have never taken the time to right a review about a movie at any time, but I was so offended by this that I didn’t want anyone else to have to through it. I left the theater in total disgust.

The crude humor was bad enough, and the language was terrible too. The leading woman character after being “enlightened” by the alien, asks “Is it ok to fornicate?” “YES,” he replies, “Is it ok to cuss”—“SURE”—“What about drinking?” “Yup”—and then we get to watch this woman who they make out to be a mindless follower, to someone who is constantly shouting obscenities. The line to beat all lines was she stated that she had been “freed”.

Don’t waste your money—I regret the dollars I put in.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Paul Hensley, age 39 (USA)"


  1. Why would a "good moral Christian" even go to see this movie? So it is ok for this one woman to take her two young teens to see a film with crude humor and whatnot but the moment a woman is "freed" them it is a bad film? Hello?!

  2. When are you people gonna learn to be able to take a joke, if you had bothered to watch the entire movie you would have noticed scenes involving self-sacrifice and honorable and ever-lasting friendship.

    Christianity was not attacked at all in this film, Jesus or the Christian doctrine was not mocked, only the Creationist pseudoscience was mocked along with an obvious religious redneck stereotype.

    Paul actually demonstrated remorse for making her question her faith later in the film and demonstrates many admirable qualities which should be recognised.

    The main characters were not shown to be intelligent at all except for Paul and only Paul demonstrated strong support for evolution.

    Seriously people, LEARN TO TAKE A JOKE!!