Theory: If there is an April Fool's Day video this Friday, it'll be a mock review of God's Not Dead 2 or a Demo Reel for God's Not Dead.
You can't really blame atheists for feeling more smug and vindicated every time one of these movies get released. "God's not dead because he doesn't exist hahahaha most obvious atheist joke setup ever!"
I feel sorry for Jesus. As someone who did die, he's got to be rolling in his metaphorical grave.
One last thing. My faith is why I'm a vegetarian. My faith is why I'm against hunting for fun or sport. But hey, whatever. "Let's give the girl who's actively against hunting and meat fucking cancer! That'll show those faggots!"
Ha yeah I have to agree with you there that it seems like a dick move giving her Cancer also because she's a vegetarian.
It's at times like this that I like to quote one of the greatest philosophers of our times.
"Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."
- The Dude
Also one in this new wave of hatred sweeping the world we should all take a leaf from his book, shrug and remember that
"The Dude abides"
It's funny you mention that because there is actually a newer religion called the Church of the Latter Day Dude which is based on the Dude's teachings.
They call themselves Dudhists for short and even have a holy text which is basically their own version of the Dao De Jing.
Do they have a web, or something like that? I would like to hear more!
Kevin Sorbo's character's last name sounds awfully like Prof. Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective. Makes sense he would be the film's villain!
I'm sure the Snob will review another Cannon film next week. Either Masters of the Universe or one of the Chuck Norris films!
Awww, sweet, dude--I was gonna make that Ratigan reference, too! XD "Great Mouse Detective" for the win! ^_^
Ha! So I wasn't the only one thinking that!
A liberal Muslim homosexual ACLU lawyer professor and abortion doctor was teaching a class on Karl Marx, known atheist
“Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship Marx and accept that he was the most highly-evolved being the world has ever known, even greater than Jesus Christ!”
At this moment, a brave, patriotic, pro-life Navy SEAL champion who had served 1500 tours of duty and understood the necessity of war and fully supported all military decision made by the United States stood up and held up a rock.
“How old is this rock?”
The arrogant professor smirked quite Jewishly and smugly replied “4.6 billion years, you stupid Christian”
“Wrong. It’s been 5,000 years since God created it. If it was 4.6 billion years old and evolution, as you say, is real… then it should be an animal now”
The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his chalk and copy of Origin of the Species. He stormed out of the room crying those liberal crocodile tears.
The students applauded and all registered Republican that day and accepted Jesus as their lord and savior. An eagle named “Small Government” flew into the room and perched atop the American Flag and shed a tear on the chalk. The pledge of allegiance was read several times, and God himself showed up and enacted a flat tax rate across the country.
The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died of the gay plague AIDS and was tossed into the lake of fire for all eternity.
It's like the filmakers read this copypasta and thought, yeah, that'd make for a great movie!
Praise Supply Side Jebus!
Awww, Talon, why did you had to spoil the script of God is Not Dead 2? Now it won't be fun to watch in the movies!
And that young man's name was Albert Einstein.
And you give the filmmakers too much credit. They probably thought it was a real thing that really happened.
People are killing each other under the name of God, yet Satan is always to blame? I swear we got this shit backwards. Anyway, as for God's Not Dead... WORST! MOVIE! EVER! MADE! It's this reason alone why I gave up on Christianity as a whole. For all the talk of "being nice" and "doing good for the sake of being good" is all null and void now when you consider that THIS SHIT gets made and put into theaters. And the fact that there's a sequel getting made , it has made me give up on humanity as a whole.
#GodIsDead #BoycottGodsNotDead2 #ChristiansAreRuiningHollywood #ThanksTedCruz
Well you don't have to give up on Christanity because of this movie, the people who made it clearly don't have any idea of how to pass a message...
What they should have done when Kevin Sorbo's character dies is have the priest go "Hey Radison, Jesus man"
This movie is a perfect example of people using the beliefs of others for profit. This movie was made for profit, if it was made to spread a message than the producers should have made it with donations and then given all profits to a charity, not run by themselves.
In the fundie cult I grew up in, they called that practice "priestcraft." Needless to say, they practiced the fuck out of it (while demonizing everyone else for doing it, of course).
Hey, let's get serious, God knows what he's doin' He wrote this book here, and the book says:
He made us all to be just like him,
So, if we're dumb... Then God is dumb. And maybe even a little ugly on the side.
The reason the damn movie made so mush money was because churches were buying the tickets and giving them to their people free.
Doesn't really matter how the tickets were sold, ticket sales are ticket sales. It's just too bad, that money could have fed a lot of hungry people, or at least paid for a much better movie.
The churches who promote movies such as this aren't really interested in feeding hungry people.
Hey, readers! Wanna be pissed off at me? Well, okay. According to IMDB and RottonTomatoes, God's Not Dead is worse than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
HAPPY LATE EASTER, SUCKERS! =D
2:14- Dude, you are SO not the director of The Avengers.
Speaking as a Christian, I am also a liberal who believes in evolution.
5:48- Buddy, we all have a free will to make our own opinions, and I'm not afraid to keep stating that I really like Batman v Superman, even though half of the planet doesn't.
10:16- And I'm instantly reminded of the mother from The Room, which is arguably a much better movie than this.
14:11- If I had a professor like this when "I" was in college, I would have dropped the hell out sooner.
Poor Dean Cain, not being able to find GOOD things to be in since Lois & Clark ended. At least he played Vandal Savage in Smallville.
Atheists in movies are weird. I've actually heard that there are some atheists who celebrate christian holidays, like Christmas.
26:32- I was actually cheering in joy at this moment of the film.
Kevin Sorbo, no!
I think Kevin Sorbo and Dean Kane were in this thing as some sort of community service. I mean come on, Hercules and Lois and Clark Superman?!
You mean like they got busted for DUIs? Damn, hope I never have to chose between jail and a really really shitty movie.
No hard feelings. But after watching the beginning, I'm starting to realize that the way the snob talks now is really out of character. Judging how angry he is and after watching his oogieloves review. He really does not like talking about Christian films.
God isn't dead. He spoke to me in a dream. Big fuck off stone heads like the chosen people of Easter Island is what he wants, but no one is listening to me even though I am plainly the vessel of the Lord. Heathens, the lot of you,
It's too bad Sorbo is such a complete & utter JACKASS. I keep a jaundiced eye at "who's saying what" over on the RW nut-job blogrolls and he frequently pops up with some execrable rant.
Here's him being loathsome right after the Planned Parenthood shooting:
Frankly, this movies' message is a PERFECT fit for him.
Oh well... for a better made show in the same universe, I'll stick to Xena, thank-you-very-much! :)
The grammar of the movie title irks me more than it should. If it wants to say the God is not dead, it should be 'God Isn't Dead' instead of what it actually is. As it stands, the possessive form of God implies that God is possessing 'Not Dead.'
Well, there you have it... "God's Zombies". Explains a lot, doesn't it? Apparently, the script writer's brain was eaten by them.
Funny thing about that is Dave pointed that out in the Midnight.
As an idiot, I would like to request that Brad do an April Fool's video in which he calls himself the Cinnamon Snob, and reviews a bunch of cinnamon-flavored snacks.
That is all.
I second the motion.
Third. The motion passes!
Get on it, Brad.
Then the Brad Tries persona watches like, five seconds of an exploitation movie, goes "What the fuck was that?!" and then the credits roll.
Now all we need are Snob reviews of Mom's Night Out, The Identical and Faith of Our Fathers.
Don't forget Dancin' It's On!
I'm personally hoping for Winter's Tale.
I can't remember the last time I flipped off my screen harder than while watching the movie segments of this review. I feel bad Brad, because they were still up when it cut back to you and you caught some of that. This movie just has such blatant contempt for anyone who lives outside it's ideological bubble.
"Dean Cain: Bastard"
Some things transcend religion.
God bless you Brad.
When Joss Whedon (or whatshisname) says, "With no god, there's no real reason to be moral" he's demonstrating the weird underlying assumption shared by many Christians of this mindset. They just take for granted that everyone would immediately start murdering and robbing each other if only we didn't have that pesky god to hold us back.
It's like how every priest caught molesting kids is like, "Well yeah- OF COURSE every one of us would be having sex with young boys if we could get away with it! Am I right guys!!" I just don't think the average secular humanist is drawing up a list of people they would kill and kids they would molest if order were to break down or they leave the church, etc.
Penn Jillette actually commented on that mentality in an interview he did back in 2012. Here's what he said:
"The question I get asked by religious people all the time is, without God, what’s to stop me from raping all I want? And my answer is: I do rape all I want. And the amount I want is zero. And I do murder all I want, and the amount I want is zero. The fact that these people think that if they didn’t have this person watching over them that they would go on killing, raping rampages is the most self-damning thing I can imagine. I don’t want to do that. Right now, without any god, I don’t want to jump across this table and strangle you. I have no desire to strangle you. I have no desire to flip you over and rape you. You know what I mean?"
In the 1830's-Protestant-sprung fundie cult I grew up in, one of our scriptures and beliefs was literally, honest to God, "Natural Man is the enemy of God." It wasn't just a few people making up crazy "people are fucking evil savages without God!" it was a fucking cornerstone of the whole fucking faith. I'm so glad to be out of it.
Wow, that's fucked up. Don't these people have better things to do?
I mean that line of reasoning isn't unique to religious people, that is, many atheists could and would say that by nature humans beings are inclined to be evil. It's not so much, if you are talking about the religion I think you are talking about (Mormonism), that without God everyone is evil, but that by nature everyone starts with a propensity and inclination towards selfishness and greed.
For ,ore information, here are a few links similar to what I'm talking about:
Brilliant review, Bradley, but I disagree with one part. The most accurate part of the movie is when the Muslim father beats the crap out his apostate daughter. The Atheists and Christians should have joined forces to stop him.
I'd write more, but I'm currently under fire from the National Enquirer regarding some alleged trysts. I'll be hiding in a motel room for a while.
Really his own Muslim community should have stopped him.
A Muslim community can't be in a Christian movie; it'd make all the Trumpers twitchy.
During that bit, I couldn't help thinking; what if one of the Christian characters had a daughter that was listening to the Koran? She would have hit the curb just as fast is my guess.
Except her family would have been put in a positive light.
Yeah like thank god my sinful evil daughter is gone. And then they'd throw in some ISIS reference to be as offensive as possible.
I don't know there's been so many gods over the centuries it's hard to tell which are the real ones. What if Hindus have got it right. The assumption of Christian moves and the Abrahamic religions generally is that an almighty all powerful God only reveals himself to one or two people in few miles of dessert a couple of thousand years ago, but not to the Chinese or Indians or anyone else. It's a bit gnomic when you think about.
Well...What if I were to tell you that I'm a Christian who believes that all religions are a window to the ultimate truth? :-) Not just the Abrahamic religions, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, etc., too. ^_^ I think we all see God in different ways, give him different names, etc., but that doesn't make anybody's religious views more right or wrong than anyone else's.
I've watched every one of your cinema snob videos so far and this was the hardest one to sit through, and probably the worst movie I've seen you comment on so far.
I didn't think this one was so bad. I have never been able to get through the entire Nukie review no matter how hard I try.
I agree, this movie, even just in clips, was pretty tough to watch.
I still think I would rather watch this before ET: The Porno though.
And Nukie's not so bad. Just imagine Sarah doing the "Nukie" voice.
For The Cinema Snob's "Midnight Screening" of this movie, click the magical arrow next to my name!
The Snob doesn't do Midnight Screenings bro. That's just Brad Jones and friends.
I'm aware the Cinema Snob is a character created and played by Brad Jones. I deliberately used "Cinema Snob", so anyone reading it of any level of site knowledge knows who I am talking about...
Because the magic arrow partly exists as a bridge for Cinema Snob fans (a larger audience) to get into Midnight Screenings (a smaller audience)...
You have become the "Frankenstein is not the monster" guy...
"You have become the "Frankenstein is not the monster" guy..."
You mean he's 100% correct?
Kevin Sorbo's acting was the only thing that got me through this movie. I'd like to see him in good things.
How can God be dead? You have Kevin Sorbo, who played the Greek god Hercules, starring in your movie.
I forgot to say this, but where are the Deuteronomy quotes? This isn't a Christian propaganda movie without Deuteronomy quotes, excerpts from Doctor James Dobson, or having "Joss Whedon" and the priests wander through a toy store to get some higher than thou attitude.
Didn't Xena kill all the Greek gods in her last few seasons? I thought that was a thing.
Yeah, I remember that. And somehow her daughter was Eve from the Adam and Eve story, after she became a Roman general.
"God is dead,
and no one cares.
If there is a Hell,
I'll see you there."
"Heresy", Nine Inch Nails
I couldn't resist.
I understand that Ray Wise is in the sequel. I assume since he played the Devil in Reaper he's going to be the athiest in the film.
You know when they were talking about how they could get to the hire car, why didn't they just hire anther car to get there? That's what I do, Lateral thinking. It works every time. .
Never seen that movie, but I heard thing or two. I was expecting some entertaining propaganda, something to laugh and cringe... But this movie is just a bleak crap.
Wait a minute, how is this movie not Hercules V. Superman with Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain fighting to the death over the existance of god? This could have been so good!
More like fighting over who's the douchiest boyfriend.
Battle of the 90's Tv Christ Metaphores Lllleeetttt'ssss get ready to rumble!!!!!
What the hell, Kevin?
I hate movies like this. It's just another one of those overly-Christian movies that preaches and preaches to the detriment of Christianity and wants to demean those who are not Christian.
Plenty of good Atheist people are out there and this movie makes Christians sort of seem like self-centered assholes.
It's also interesting to me how much Christians want to take away the skills and talents of a person and credit their successes to God. This movie seems to want to do that with the auto mechanic, but in the real-life it usually comes into play when it comes to medical dilemmas where people pray or thank God for curing their disease or having their surgery go well.
Not the talents and marvels of medical science and medical professionals.
It also seems this movie misunderstands what an "Atheist" is. To borrow from the the TV series "House" where House (an "Atheist" of sorts) is challenged by a nun patient, she says "no one can not believe in God and hate Him at the same time."
Which that's the whole point of Atheism , they don't believe in God period; so it's impossible for them to hate Him.
If they believe in God and hate Him then they are something else, of it's possible for someone to be Agnostic; they believe in some form of higher power or order but it may not necessarily be a Christian God.
And in the scheme of "God always plans things out" sort of thing, wouldn't the guys with car trouble getting there have been more useful if they were able to save the man's life rather than simply being able to spiritually save him? Does a spiritual saving really matter to a man who hates/doesn't believe in God?
And, yeeesh, what an asshole the black guy was in saying it was a good day when the man *just died* right in front of him.
God, I really, really hate Christian movies like this. Where's my Kirk Cameron heavy bag?
God's not dead, he just went home…
He's just a stranger on the bus.
1:54 - What the hell is Lyla Storm doing in a Christian propaganda movie? Or is this the porn parody?
If Brad could findpornparodies of these movies to review that would be awesome.
Now, now. Clearly this movie is just trying to help save the lives of atheists. If not for this movie, how would all the filthy heathens know that they're gonna get cancer and/or hit by cars for their sinful ways?
This film looks like quite a hard watch without liquor. I can't believe this shit grossed enough for a sequel to be made AND allowed shit like War Room and Saving Christmas to exist. I bet the sequel has an LGBTQ character who contracts AIDS, an emo (because they'd probably be the ones to bring up an outdated subculture) who commits suicide and an atheist but actually he's a christian, but he's against a "religious freedom" bill football player who at the end is charged for attempting to solicit a minor, fates befitting of those who don't toe the Josh Wheaton line.
That's seriously his fucking name isn't it?
I love your videos and watch them regularly, but you're a coward. When are you going to mock some Muslim videos? I'm betting it won't happen. Keep going after that low hanging fruit.
And before your die hards come after me, I don't believe in any religion.
All of these modern christiansploitation movies which are becoming Snob episodes are actually films that were released in local theaters in his hometown of Springfield. Brad sits through these as part of his "Midnight Screenings"...
So maybe you should complain to the local theaters in his area to start showing Muslim propaganda films, but I'm not sure how far you would get with that...
Also, make sure they're really bad and in English...
Grandma, is that you? Get off the internet, we're worried for you.
Look at what we got here, eh...
A conservative strawman argument.
Name how many staunchly religious Muslim movies that have gotten major theatrical releases in the past four years. Can you?
Fun review, when God's Not Dead isn't cringe-worthy that is. Speaking as as Christian myself, this movie looks like a mess on so many levels.
I actually grew up on the Newsboys before my taste in music changed, but I have to say they used to be better before their last original member retired in 2009, not that they were always good - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2swFaB60-Yo
Anyway, God's Not Dead is actually not the first Newsboys related movie. In 1996 They released a direct-to-video movie called Down Under The Big Top, a bizarre musical comedy that could make some good fodder for a WTF Cinema Snob episode.
Seems like they went full Jack Chick.
Awesome review!! I love you reviewing the pure flicks sooooooo much! As a lifetime atheist from a family of lifetime atheists this one made me laugh so hard I spilled my non believer wine at my weekly judge and belittle someone whilst drinking party (;
Don't read the Youtube comments
Get out before it's too late
i find it troubling that you decided consciously to read the comments on a religion themed video on youtube. Are you okay? Have you suffered any mental trauma in the past week or so?
Amy: "The tests came back positive. I definitely have cancer."
"…so, how's your sex life?"
Some of the older archived videos of 2009 were brought over from the youtube account before thecinemasnob.com was created, so please forgive the lesser video quality of such as some did not transfer well.