Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Movie Review # 51 Ultrachrist! (2003)
Director: Kerry Douglas Dye http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1338794/
Kerry Douglas Dye http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1338794/
Jordan Hoffman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1339096/
Jonathan C. Green http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1340441/
Celia A. Montgomery http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1340797/
Samuel Bruce Campbell http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1095644/
Rotten Tomatoes: 39% Audience http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ultrachrist_2003/
IMDb: 4.5/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358236/
Netflix: 2.2 Stars
I want to open with this. If you are of the Christian mindset that Christ can not be made fun of or someone who agrees with the teaching of Westboro Baptist Church or just one who chooses to not have fun at your Lord and Saviors Expense then this movie is not for you and you should stop reading right now.
So you made it past the exclaimer good! I say that because this movie is a freaking treat for people who are Atheist's or just questioning religion and want a good silly fun movie. So what is the story about? Jesus has come back to Earth to start his rule and in the process he is finding that he can no longer associate with society. When he see's that he can no longer communicate he accepts the advice of a Marketing Agent and don's a spandex costume and become Ultrachrist!
Yes you read that right. Jesus is now a superhero and a freaking hilarious one at that. Through out the movie he scares people into believing in him. Kind like church does to its patrons. You repent or your going to HELL!! Which I never agreed with and this movie does touch on that with a steel hammer. It is not the only thing they touch on either. The biggest is acceptance of love no matter what it is. Be it a man and a woman, man and man, woman and woman or anything in between.
Christ in this movie even says "All Love is Holy in they eyes of God." you know I agree with that completely. It was what made me really enjoy this movie as its message is more about understanding and accepting of everyone. Not just shoving your religion down someones throat. But the best part of this movie is it's message at the end. That being that sex is not bad and that we should enjoy our bodies and enjoy it with others.
Talk about a brilliant line. If all sex was Holy then more people would be inclined to join up in Christianity. So you love men and you a man. Come on down we accept your lifestyle! Do you want it circumcised or non? We have all shapes and sizes! So your are into vagina's and your a lady! Come on down we have virgins and if your not into that we have some well used models as well. Drooping is not extra as it add's class and vintage to the model.
I just wish that was the message that Christianity put forth. Instead we have ultra strict groups that say. Sex can only be done if you are to bring a child into the world. You must be a man and a woman and everything else is evil. Yeah fuck that. I am not into those strict norms and neither is this movie. So if you can handle Christ being portrayed as a goofy superhero and the acceptance of sex as the savior of humanity then this is your movie. If not go fucking back to church you hypocrite and pray that this never comes to happen.
My Rating: 4/5 Stars