Running Time: 90 min.
Release Date: April 18, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
Distributors: Rocky Mountain Pictures
Director: Nathan Frankowski
JJ Rating: A-
Tagline: Big science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom...What they forgot is that every generation has its Rebel!
I don't normally do taglines I just give my sarcastic or bland overview of the general idea. Everybody already knows what this film is about and if you don't then you're not going to care and if you do care you either are pissy like a person who has to be right all the time or your giddy like a person who has to be right all the time. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
I had this longer review created but I decided against it. Really what is there to say? Either you’ll like it or you’ll hate it, and if you hate it you knew you would hate it prior to seeing it because you read all those science websites that had their panties twisted. If you already love it and have not seen it, you have had your head filled with religious words from the pulpit.
I was entertained and enjoyed the movie. I was not bored. I am not going to be stating that it was perfect nor state that it was totally valid or state that it was lacking so much so it should be dismissed. I think that it was in the middle and that it had points that need to be addressed instead of dismissed just because that’s what Science loves to do.
Richard Dawkins is someone that I often heard about, but the people who mentioned him were boring individuals and therefore I was not interested in who a boring person would find interesting. But in this film he is a very straight shooter with his opinions and they are strong and he has no apology for that. He says what he dislikes and he doesn’t try to run a PC game. I like and respect that.
I leave this because its’ a hot topic like abortion or gay rights and I love hot topics but most people don’t love me after I’m through giving my very strong opinions.
Thomas Paine is one of my favorite writers and he has a very valid quote that should have been in the film and it‘s central theme. I believe it to be true, and in every situation I’ve seen it’s held true.
“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry."
2 0f 4 movies I saw.