Oh good grief, Charlie Brown. Not that I had a huge inclination to go see the new “Rocky” movie to begin with, but the claptrap Stallone is spewing to Christian religious leaders is enough to remove what little curiosity I might have had.
Seems Stallone’s been saying he considers his latest Rocky movie to be a Christian allegory and he thinks we need more Jesus friendly movies coming out of Hollywood:
“We need the God-fearing script, the script that really deals with compassion and deals with the word of Jesus and God, and believe me, people will rally behind it because we need it,” Stallone said in a late November conference call to Christian leaders. “It’s like, you watch some of the films, they only save these kinds of films for Christmas.”
Which is all fine and good I suppose if he really thinks there’s a market for it, but it’ll be one less reason to go to the theaters for me. I’m sure there’ll continue to be plenty of secular films left for me to spend my money on. If Stallone follows through with his promise to the Evangelicals, though, then it won’t be his films I go see:
And Stallone promised religious leaders that he will evangelize while promoting “Rocky Balboa” on the talk show circuit. “I do plan to get out that this is a film with great spirituality, this is a film that to me was driven home by the guidance of God,” Stallone said. However, he didn’t mention such an influence during recent interviews on National Public Radio and on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Whatever, Sly. Good luck with that. I’ll be keeping my dollars in my wallet.