I just read another well written review of another poorly produced Christian movie. WHY? WHY? WHY? Why do we as Christians, who serve a God of excellence, continue to produce cra…I mean, less than top quality movies? How can we ever expect to use movies as an effective outreach tool if nobody will see them because they stink so bad? Is it possible for a movie to have three thumbs down? Stick around…I’m sure one of our holy brethren will be able to produce that cinematic miracle soon.
Now you may be thinking, what about Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ? Excellent movie…but the gore kept a lot of unbelievers away or caused them to leave mid plot. “What about the classic movie Chariots of Fire?” you may ask. That was the best Christian movie not directed by a Christian.
My one holy hollywood hope comes from a lifelong friend (you know who you are) who produces “secular” movies with Christian themes in the horror film genre. Sound weird? Life’s weird. Christian movies are weird. I’m weird.
I’m calling out every aspiring Christian director with this challenge: if you are going to direct a movie in the name of Christ then make sure Jesus wouldn’t ask for his money back at the ticket counter half way through the movie.
It just seems that my hope for good Christian movies has been left behind. Same with the good Christian video games.