There is a surge of post-Apocalyptic movies out on Netflix and of course, predictably rife with subliminal messaging. This is a new release so I’m not going to bother with a quick synopsis, but only show you the clear anti-Christian message embedded, although I must say with Romans 8:28, what’s meant to be a mockery can actually be turned for good. There were parts in the movie which reflected a truthful message especially the one shown on the church marquee and also when the daughter was on her tablet where it said, “REPENT” and “PRAY.”
Hollywood always, and I mean ALWAYS portrays Christians as psychos and nutjobs. One that comes to mind in particular was the character of Marcia Gay Harden in The Mist, which interestingly also happens to have flying creatures plaguing humanity like this one. This is to be expected though and here’s why.
The World Hates the Disciples
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.“
On Fake News
Lies and propaganda abound not just in real life, but especially in movies. Whom the world claims are anti-Science religious extremists have become the deliberate breeders of Vesps! I find this quite funny. The headline to the left says, “Extremists calling Vesps “Harbingers of the Apocalypse” and the one to the right says, “Religious extremists ushering in apocalypse; breeding Vesps.” Clearly, this picture portrays the Atheist as a victim, with a caption quote from a preacher which says, “We are the plague, Vesps are the cure.”
The Weird Reverend
The message says, “And From the Lord comes Deliverance!” This happens to be true.
“For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'”
The daughter says to her dad in sign language not to bother with the guy because “He’s weird.” For which the dad nods in agreement, and with a scornful look, motions with his hand that what he’s offering is not for him and his family as they walk away from the reverend.
What’s interesting about the reverend and his flock (which he referred to as the Hushed) is the fact that their tongues had been cut off. This is symbolic of censorship, of NOT being able to have the freedom to express their religious views. They can scream all they want, but they won’t be heard since their tongues were cut off. Not only that, they made the reverend to be a pervert, only thinking about the daughter to be ‘fertile,’ so the reverend and his followers sought to kidnap the daughter at night. This scene portrays Christians to have no respect for free will at all.
And to seal the anti-Christian deal, the ending was touching on the evolution of species. How convenient.
[Image 1: Netflix, Image 2 & 3 Screen shots]