In 2010, on the 30th anniversary of the films release, the Vatican attracted headlines by using the term Catholic Classic to describe The Blues Brothers, the John Landis comedy in which Jake and Elwood Blues -- played by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, respectively -- set out on a series of adventures aimed at raising money for the Catholic orphanage where they grew up, claiming repeatedly that they were on a mission from God.
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Sheesh, it was a science FICTION movie which did nothing but recycle the most common and overworked topic in the syfi genre.
There's a whole lot of time we ... and the church ... know nothing about
It’s a movie. A fictional movie. I dont think reasonable people take theological direction from SciFi movies but it’s better than scientology or islam.
So what did they think about “2001”? That’s about as relevant.
Does the Vatican now subscribes to polytheism? That would be strange, and somewhat unbelievable.
You know this is just a Vatican Newspaper. The Vatican Newspaper does not speak for the Church. It was a movie review written by some guy. They do movie reviews all of the time. Most reviewers thought Prometheus was garbage.Moltke -- also note that the translation is bad.
Don't let that stop the Hollywood reporter from publishing a sensationalist article which uses words like "attack" and "Catholic Church" to create some sort of narrative to grab readers attention and make them think that the Pope is pissed off about the movie.
Who translated the L'osservatorre Romano article for the writer of this article? Translations of the article that I have read don't have any of the criticisms mentioned in this article. Perhaps the writer is fabricating or stretching to make a juicy, anti-catholic headline?
It's really sad that no one even thinks to study up On L'osservatorre Romano. They are not the official vatican newspaper. They are a newspaper that reports on events in the Catholic Church. It's like saying the Washington Post is written by President Obama.