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Glenn Criddle: Is it just my current state of inebriation or did this make very little sense. This seemed like a bizarre evangelical conspiracy theory put to celluloid. It all seems a little half arsed and daft to me but what would I know.

Alex Jowski: You know what, The Fugitive was a great television series that had a wonderful film adaptation. But it just wasn’t Godly enough – it needed more scripture and to be more in tune with the Bible.

At least that’s what I think someone said at a pitch meeting and, unfortunately, people listened.

Nuttawut Permphithak: 261 Dislike and 204 Like on YouTube? That makes me nervous from the first second I press play to watch this trailer.

I’m stunned. I’m pretty sure this is another Christian movie released this year. Just look at its facebook page, it looks more like typical Republican facebook page. To me, I think we should have freedom to choose and believe in any religion. But if you try to express that your religion is better than the other one or try to push issues exclusively to your religion, that’s the problem.

Okay, I won’t talk any further about religious issues here since I’m Buddhist, but I think someone…somewhere will link this film to Obama’s America right now. Anyway, the trailer itself looks like generic crime trailer meets “faith-in-God” types of films. Obviously, I’m not the target group.

PS. Don’t even call me Obama supporters. I hate him. He’s the most overrated president ever, but I also have rights to express my opinion about this trailer.

Caroline Madden: Richard from Sex and the City stars in a shitty religious movie. Basically this plot is just a stupid metaphor for how Christians are oh so “persecuted” and “silenced” in this country.

Mike White: Another Christian propaganda film? Sign me up! It’s about a minister tied up in politics who gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar… but, wait! It’s a set up! I’m sure that’s the same thing that happened to Falwell, Bakker, and all those other meatheads.

This preview surprises me in two ways:

1) Despite having Dean Stockwell second billed, he appears for maybe two seconds in the trailer.
2) Nic Cage isn’t the lead actor in this film.

William Wright: Okay, I am interested. The idea seems different and the conflict looks like something I can seek my teeth into. The trailer builds tension and seems to have some meat to it. I just may have to see this.

Charley McMullen: Well, that was oddly refreshing. A political thriller without a cliched A-List leading man. James Remar and Bruce Davidson are largely regarded as character actors and they both had a lot of screen time in this trailer. It’s an unexplainable happiness I get from George Clooney or Mark Wahlberg NOT being in this. Nice. The downside of this character actor abundance, however, is Fred Thompson. He’s not a bad actor, but he was a Republican presidential candidate in 2008. If you want us to take the movie seriously, don’t put an actual politician in a political thriller. There’s a reason why Holocaust documentaries don’t have German narrators. There are rules.

Charles Campbell:
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Chris Ranta: No comment
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mister X: prop·a·gan·da [prop-uh-gan-duh]

noun

1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
2. the deliberate spreading of such information, rumors, etc.
3. the particular doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement.

and DAMMIT, remar-MORTAL KOMBAT ANNIHILATION was supposed to be your career nadir…

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Matthew Coats
Matthew Coats
Formerly known under the pseudonym of Alex Jowski. Site owner, movie aficionado, and film school grad. Matthew Coats presents reviews, some written, some as vlogs, and some as weekly shows, for a variety of different movies and television shows. After years of struggling to get his own projects off the ground amidst the normal routine of living, Matthew Coats decided to create a site in order to share and promote movie reviews, video games and much much more from talented and original people all across the internet.

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