Monday, October 25, 2010

Stigmata Review

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In college I wrote an essay on the ideas behind Stigmata. I read a few books on the subject, and even presented a quality power point. But I never saw this movie. Not then, but fast forward a few years later and here I am talking about the movie that was made about the idea...or rather loosely based on that.

This movie started out kind of creepy, then quickly derailed, and really lost track of any coherence at all. The plot of this movie revolves around a woman who has Stigmata all of a sudden. When a priest finds out that she is sending a message to the church, and that a new gospel is found, she is pursued. The church tries to do an exorcism on her, but she's not from "hell" she is the messenger....and oh man, this movie sucks.

I can't really reflect on the connotations at all because it's a silly film with a bad title that has NOTHING to do with the ideology of Stigmata, but rather tries to put together a story that reflects the history of the "Gospel of ST. Thomas"...and laughably at that.

This movie is not scary, not worth watching, and really puts a damper on my October. Just avoid this one, it's terrible. Terrible I tell you! It's not even British and it's terrible! (Ziiing!)

1 comment:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Sir Jorge, just to put things into perspective again, the day the British film industry produces anything that is even 100th as good as "Stigmata" Richard Dawkins will convert to Islam !!!. By the way, i want to bugger Patricia Arquette (as she was in 1986 when she was 18, not as she is now obviously). I also want to bugger Heather Langenkamp and Penelope Sudrow (two of her co-stars from "Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) as they were when they were both 18. One more item, Gabriel Byrne is a worthless piece of garbage.