Harold Cronk’s ‘God’s Not Dead’

Fuck you Harold Cronk, I assume you’re Christian and somehow hate technology because the minimal effort you have made to research characters or religions apart from your own is fucking incredible. This film is insultingly stupid and stupidly insulting, I cannot recommend it to any thinking human but lets go into more detail.

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Purely Sinister would be a better name for this production company.

The film opens with a Christian boy Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper) speaking about his religion with his girlfriend Kara (Cassidy Gifford) who doesn’t get a last name because this is a film about religion and they hate women. Marc Shelley (Dean Cain) is living an awesome life while banging Amy Ryan (Trisha LaFache) who finds both cancer and God in the same week. Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo or Hercules) hates God and decides that the Christian kid who would not follow his lesson plan needs to be punished, rationality fails and the kid is able to vomit his views on everyone in class and waste precious learning time. This is God’s Not Dead (But logic appears to be). There is also a sub plot which has a few racist caricatures doing things but I get frustratingly angry when thinking about that and it does not further the plot.

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Our hero?

This film is shot fairly traditionally which is probably the only positive thing I can say. All the actors fail at sounding human which is really disappointing when considering TV veterans Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain are both in it. Most of the plot points are ambiguously closed with something to do with God but that doesn’t give the audience closure or work with the media of film. We need to know what is happening and why people make these choices to connect, when the reason for everything is a random spiteful deity there is no connection that can be made.

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Kevin Sorbo laughing at the idea of another deity being in this movie.

One of the biggest issues with the film are the treatment of Atheists and Agnostics, 2 groups who are treated as either angry scornful individuals or broken and lost because they are yet to find Jesus. It’s insulting that people are written so pitiful just because they don’t believe a man in the sky made the world. I understand that this is made by a company that makes specifically Christian films but when a movie becomes more propaganda than plot you are no longer servicing the needs of an audience. There is no excuse for this shit anymore and it needs to be stopped completely. This is much the same as Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ in that a director or company believed something (In this case Christianity in Prometheus it was Atheism) and shoved that opinion down your throat with fictional evidence.

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He is successful because of his ties to Satan not because of his hard work.

Don’t see this movie, it is not worth your time or money. Fuck this film it really is just a thinly veiled insult to anyone who isn’t a Christian and if they are making propaganda like this I assume their ranks are dwindling. Adam Sandler (The WORST possible score).

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Pictured here: A Christian rock concert. Not pictured here: Fun.

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