Monday, October 02, 2006

The Supremos

DogmaSo I just watched Dogma (again) a few days ago. I'm probably the only person who thinks Dogma is a serious theological movie that poses some legitimate questions about God's omnibenevolence, with interesting allusions to the Book of Job (God acts like a spoiled 12 year old and gets huffy when someone calls Him/Her on it). Like in Job, I think that God actually comes off as one of the least moral characters in the movie, despite a valiant effort on the part of the writers to portray the supreme deity otherwise. I keep planning to write a fuller post expounding these views (on both Dogma and Job), but haven't gotten around to it.

However, all that notwithstanding, there remains the issue of Alan Rickman. Though technically not God, he is divine in Dogma, and is absolutely brilliant in the role. Indeed, Alan Rickman is brilliant in most of the roles I've seen him, including being the saving grace of the otherwise abysmal Harry Potter cinematic franchise (HP books = good, HP movies = evil). But can we all agree that if they ever were to make Supreme Court: The Movie, Rickman would have to, have to, have to be cast as Antonin Scalia? I mean, seriously, is there even another plausible choice for the role? He's perfect!

That is all.


Blogger Luis Villa said...

Honestly? Not, uh, 'large' enough.

Also, Dogma has been in the news of late, if you didn't see it. Amusing.

10/02/2006 11:22 PM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Though Dogma plays great as just a straight comedy, I have to agree with you that if you watch it on another level, it works so much better ... The portrayal of God is definitely one to scratch your head about

10/03/2006 4:01 PM  

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