Sat, Jul 08, 2000

: Dogma

This film tries too hard to be too many things and fails at all of them. It’s not particularly clever, not a great satire, and not especially profound. It does bring up some unusual religious issues, but with so much material to work with, I expected much more. It’s basically a much weaker version of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens (I expect that film to be terrific). Seems writer/director Kevin Smith either didn’t have much to say or shied away from real controversy. The only thing even faintly controversial about this one is Smith’s typical overuse of profanity, this time coming from the mouths of angels and religious people (which comes across as more silly than satirical).

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