Shhhh. The end of I Am Legend is religious. And the beginning of the movie is anti-science. The military is a force for good, too. Shhhh. Our little secret. And what must be surprising to those on the Left, a movie that’s anti-science, religious and pro-military earned close to $80 million over the weekend. It is frustrating that none of the pre-release hype focused on the conservative aspects of the film, however.
For good reviews of Legend, see Peter Suderman here on NRO and from Harry at the conservative movie blog, Libertas. Here’s an excerpt from the Libertas review:
There’s a strong spiritual message that comes into play during the second half. It’s not nuanced or allegorical, but downright religious. At first it’s a bit awkward, coming out of nowhere because in one of the script’s flaws nothing prior was established storywise to prepare us for it, but it’s hard to imagine the movie paying off as beautifully as it does without it. Between this and our protagonist being a member of the military, an institution this film treats with respect, there’s a lot to recommend about I Am Legend, but most especially Will Smith’s fine performance.
And on the pro-life side, Juno is quickly earning some buzz. It’s about a 16-year-old girl who gets pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption rather than have an abortion. The summary from IMDB says it all, unfortunately, about Hollywood culture:
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual and bizarre decision regarding her unborn child.
It’s unusual and bizarre not to abort?