The Genius Club, DVD
Not at all what I was expecting after reading reviews.
I did not find this movie edifying or helpful.
It showed the same depravity in human hearts that we see every waking moment, but it made the Bible appear weak in its ability to react to the sin in this world. I'd never watch this movie again.
April 18, 2013
The Genius Club
THIS WAS A THOUGHT PROVOKING SCENARIO.
TIMOTHY CHEY IS A DIRECTOR TO WATCH IN THE FUTURE FOR THE INSIGHTFULNESS OF HIS SCRIPTS AND HIS ABILITY TO DRAW OUT OF THE ACTORS, THE ABILITY THEY HAVE WITHIN.
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER TO HAVE AN INTERVIEW WITH TOM SIZEMORE IN THE EXTRAS.
STAND OUT PERFORMANCE, I THINK, WAS BY PAULA JAI PARKER, AS 'TATIANA' - HER DIAGOGUE SEQUENCE WAS WELL SCRIPTED AND DELIEVERED.
March 6, 2013
interesting on morality, but not evangelistic
Produced by an Ivy League 'grad.', the film is very educational, kept my interest, and gives a strong moral lesson by evoking strong emotions, but is not overtly Christian. It does underline the importance of forgiveness and love over hate and greed....A deep thinker's story, filled with tough questions about the World's biggest problems and the reasons they are cycles unbroken....There is a brief presentation of Biblical apologetics ('reasons why') the God of the Bible must exist and we are redirected from the symptoms (ie.: 'the World's problems'), to ourselves, 'mankind'. But avoided is the actual root (like alot of preaching today), the word 'sin', an inborn spiritual disease and It's ultimate outcome, eternal separation from our truly loving Creator, the Trinity, in a place of torment, Hell....Asked is the question,'why are we here and why are'nt we always moral creatures?', but the viewer is left to find the Answer ( who is, of course, at least according to the Bible, Christ Jesus, forgiveness and transformation through His Cross). ...PG for implied, but not used mild cussing (3X), (there is a cuss word in the special features/interview section); mild violence and blood (not gratuitous, though); adult themes; and film footage of World tragedies. ...Fair production (good for an independent project). Some truly great acting (Tom Sizemore as the lunatic and a few others), some others just believable. ...Also added were a few tough riddles reminiscent of the insane Riddler from Batman. It's worth the discount price if you're attracted to any of the above. : )
March 1, 2013
The movie was good, but the script had a few weak points. I do believe that it made some very good points and will make the viewer think about why things continue to be the way they are in this world. I liked the movie and will be watching it again.
August 18, 2012