“For Greater Glory”: A Reader’s “Review”
I just read this and cannot avoid dedicating a blog post to it (if you thought I would let the Sunday go without drumming up the movie you were seriously wrong anyway… ;0 )
@FrancisFaustina (you do no harm in following her on Twitter, methinks…) writes as follows:
I JUST GOT BACK from Seeing this film!!! IT IS WONDERFUL!!! I Highly recommend EVERY CATHOLIC and even EVERY CHRISTIAN go see it especially (not that Jews or Atheists should NOT go….EVERYONE should see this!) but especially Christians as we here in the US are getting ready to do battle with the Obama Administration and actually already are!
There are so many lines in the movie that the THEN President of Mexico said that you’d think it was Obama Himself talking! A REAL Eye opener for many as you see the slow progression of loosing your Religious Freedoms.
My friend and I (she’s a Secular Carmelite!) just HAPPENED to choose the same theatre on the same night at the same time as the Bishop was having JOIN THE BISHOP AT THE THEATRE night! That meant there was a ton of Catholics there and people could NOT hold back and would yell “RIGHT ON!” when things happened and at the end they began the Chant “Viva Cristo Rey!”
GO ASAP to see this!
On another note, scouring the internet yesterday I have discovered the movie is having a huge success in Mexico, where it was Number one at the box office against a couple of big Hollywood productions debuting on the same weekend.
There are still no figures for “For Greater Glory”, says here at 15:45 London time on Sunday. It seems clear, though, that Charlize Theron is cleaning up (albeit from a huge 3,700 screen against around one fifth for our heroes), which certainly will not help.
In the absence of numbers, and notwithstanding the very good Mexican results (almost four million dollar made until now; a big success for Mexico, but still a long way to go for an ambitious production which cost $20 m) this might still end up a flop in the US, which would have repercussions on the freedoms of Catholics in the United States and deprive us European of the possibility of seeing the film on the big screen.
Please please follow our good reader in her enthusiasm and support the cause of Catholicism and religious freedom!
Viva Cristo Rey!