Thursday, June 26, 2008

Peter McKnight Not Confused by Expelled

Peter McKnight, writing in the Vancouver Sun, gives a clear-headed appraisal of the crackpot documentary Expelled, which has just opened in Canada. Among the best tidbits, Ben Stein is reported to have replied, "It's none of their f---ing business" when McKnight asked him about the ADL statement on Expelled.

I predict that Expelled will flop even more egregiously in Canada than it did in the US. Reasons: there are not as many far-right religious crackpots in Canada; Canadians don't really care so much about US church-state battles; it's only playing in a relatively small number of theatres; and the producers are so desperate they're giving tickets away to a freethought group.

2 comments:

Kalia's little brother said...

the producers are so desperate they're giving tickets away to a freethought group.

Perhaps the plan is to lure them to the theatre by giving them tickets, and then "expel" them from the viewing. They've done this sort of thing before.

Anonymous said...

IF the aim of Expelled was truly to raise awareness of ID and the shoddy treatment of the ID scientists portrayed in the movie, then they would not measure their success by how much money the movie made. They would measure their success by the amount of controversy the film caused. Something to think about.