Note: This is a rant.
I hate Movieguide.
I don’t hate the people behind Movieguide. Jesus tells me to love my neighbor. (Mark 12:31)
What I hate is what Movieguide stands for: A “Money = Quality” view of looking at movies: A view of “This movie made a lot of money. It must be good.”
That view of movies is illustrated by this paragraph from WAR ROOM’S A+ CinemaScore Tells the Story:
MOVIEGUIDE® consistently gives awards to movies that are more popular with audiences than with reviewers or industry awards programs. … In fact, they are so far out of touch that most of them pick only one blockbuster movie, and many mediocre “independent” movies and boring foreign language movies that appeal to only a few moviegoers.
“boring foreign language movies”!
I would trade any one minute of Whisper of the Heart (including the opening and closing credits) for the entire output of Pure Flix and the Kendrick Brothers.
On a side note:
This is the kind of comedy that Movieguide loves:
To get back on track:
If I were Abel…
…and God told me “Instead of a sacrifice, give me a movie to watch,” you know which one I’d give Him:
What I’m trying to say is this:
Some of the most pure, admirable, lovely, and excellent movies I’ve seen have been “boring foreign language” ones. (Philippians 4:8)
…many mediocre “independent” movies…
Why is the word independent in quotes?