Okay, I’ve been known to give Christian movies a bit of a hard time on this blog because, well… a lot of them aren’t really very good are they? But Suing The Devil, currently scheduled for a March 11th release, has Malcom McDowell chewing the scenery as Old Scratch himself, and I’m always willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the guy who starred in Clockwork Orange and Time After Time.
Of course, McDowell also starred in Tank Girl and (sweet Mary, Mother of God pray for us) Star Trek: Generations, so he’s certainly not infallible. Plus, judging by the trailer, there are a lot of people in the film who… aren’t Malcom McDowell. So, yeah, the trailer leaves me a bit torn. Still, I’m pretty sure I’m going to watch this one.
Plus, it’s interesting to note that Suing The Devil is coming out on the heels of Anthony Hopkins’ exorcist in training movie The Rite, as well as last year’s Devil and The Last Exorcism. It would seem that, despite the best efforts of the evangelistic atheists last year (the billboards were pretty lame, guys), the movie going public is more interested than ever in seeing Satan depicted as a reality. And that’s fine with me, because as the Catechism notes, when we pray “deliver us from evil” every week at mass, that “evil is not an abstraction, but refers to a person, Satan, the Evil One, the angel who opposes God.” So, yes, keep’em coming and I’ll keep watching them. I mean, there’s no way any of them could be worse than Star Trek: Generations, right?