Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ben-Hur Trailer #2: WOW.

I know a lot of people don't like remakes. There are reasons for this. But please don't dislike a film solely because it's a remake. I can't imagine anyone seeing this trailer and not being impressed with this film about to come out:
I'm still working on the post for The Conjuring 2, so I'm not going to spend time on this trailer, though it deserves it. BUT I will mention, that the film will be about slavery, obviously, not just the slavery of the chains, but the self-imposed slavery of abusing our free will in our commitment to sin. It would be really possible for this film to be pro-socialist: the anti-slave message and the challenging of an empire, revenge and forced labor. One line, however, destroys that agenda: "My life. I give it on my own free will."
Eat Your Art Out,
The Fine Art Diner