What would you do if you were an angel
banished from Heaven. Would you hang out in Wisconsin
airports trying to convert clergy to atheism? What if you
happened upon a way to sneak back into Heaven, but if by
sneaking back into Heaven you would disprove God's
omnipotence and thereby destroy all creation? Would you
still do it? Who would God send to stop you? The 13th, and
black, Apostle? How about Christ's great great great great
great great great great great great niece? How about a shit
demon? And what if, despite all this heat on your ass, you
still try to sneak back in knowing that it could destroy
everything? Would God find it in HER heart to forgive? Thus
is the new Kevin Smith movie "Dogma."
Movie Stats & Links
||Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Salma
Hayek, Chris Rock
||This movie was almost over my head at times so
the little Skippys will be lost.
||I can think of better.
||No, but Jay sure did try.
||Some fallen angles leave behind a few bloody
||It's no "Die Hard" movie.
||Fuck yeah! Right in God's own face at times.
||I had my Coke go through my nose ate least two
||Jay cussing out God and then getting a boner
when SHE kisses him.
||Far too many to recall them all.
If Kevin Smith is trying to get some controversial
attention, he may just very well score it with his latest
movie "Dogma." Granted he may not get the notice that "The
Last Temptation of Christ" got when that movie posed sexual
relation questions about Christ, but "Dogma" will definitely
piss off the "hard-liners" and "literal interpreters" of the
Bible because it goes way beyond simple questioning of faith
and at times smears Christianity as racist and sexist.
"Dogma" joins a long list of movies that question the
concepts of organized religion and really push their luck
when it comes to bucking Catholicism. But unlike movies like
"The Prophecy" or "Stigmata," "Dogma" takes more of a
comical approach to offend Catholics. Herein lies one of the
few flaws of the movie. "Dogma" wants to be a comedy but
poses too many deep and serious questions about our beliefs.
As a result the movie does not flow well and the scenes can
You've got to love a movie that starts off with a
disclaimer saying not to take the movie too seriously
because it is only a fictional comedy, and that's how this
movie started. "Dogma" is kind of a cross between "Stigmata"
and "Holy Moses." It poses some tough questions using
Smith's comical flair for situational dialogue, and although
it may not be his best movie, I put it in the top three
(What a cop out, eh? He's only made 4 films) and I liked it.
If you're not a Smith fan or a fan of his style (less
attention to acting and editing and more attention to
dialogue) you probably wont think much of this movie. And if
you're a good Catholic, well you'll pretty much hate this
movie. All being said and done I give "Dogma" 3 of 5 stars.
It's a decent film and I'm Stu Gotz. 'Nuff said!