“Do you ever feel like Christmas has been hijacked?”
I’m actually surprised it took this long for Kirk Cameron to make a religious movie based around the Christmas season. But finally, the 80’s pop idol turned preacher is tackling the most religious concept of all: redirecting modern Christmas traditions back to the birth of Christ. Luckily, he made what looks to be a terrible movie to help digest the entire process.
That thumbnail is the closest thing you’ll get to Cameron acting in a horror movie.
“I assume they’re going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, because we take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas,” Cameron told TheBlaze.com. “It’s obvious that there is a deliberate attempt to snuff out the holy root that has produced all this wonderful Christmas-time fruit. I think it’s about time someone spoke out and made a movie about this.” Also apparently the movie also has historical re-enactments, so I’m sure that’ll be an issue for some people.
What’s amazing is that Kirk’s character looks to be correcting the hardcore Christians who believe that we’ve strayed from the true meaning, when in actuality the traditions we celebrate every year are on point. So…carry on?
Listen, I don’t mind religious movies, but I do mind if they’re just absolutely terrible. I don’t know why Christian groups can’t get their act together and just make a decent movie after giving it this many tries. Orson Welles made Citizen Kane when he was 25, so there’s really no excuse for this. Especially since Kirk Cameron came from an actual production background for the last 30 years (I still think Like Father, Like Son is decent enough).
I mean the extras in the scene aren’t even looking at the action. This one looks like she’s staring at the camera.
“Excellent take, moving on!”
Regardless, I do have to say they nailed the poster which is pretty spectacular with Kirk Cameron leaping through the air holding what looks like a snow globe with baby Jesus inside. Awesome.
Reminds me of the Last Action Hero poster.
Cameron’s CAM FAM Studios have partnered with Provident Films recently so we’ll probably be seeing more Cameron movies in the future. Maybe they can afford a decent cinematographer for the next one?
Regardless of production value, if you’re interested in checking Kirk’s movie out it opens November 14th with limited engagement. I might have to get some spiked egg nog and watch this thing On Demand. Who’s in?! Visit SavingChristmas.com to see more.
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