Stallone “rediscovers” Jesus. Promotes new “Rocky” film as Christian allegory.

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.

7 thoughts on “Stallone “rediscovers” Jesus. Promotes new “Rocky” film as Christian allegory.

  1. BIBLE TELLS CHRISTIANS TO STAY IN THE CLOSET:
      And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:5-6

  2. I admit it’s hard to separate my knowledge of an actor from the characters they play.  For instance, I can’t look at Tom Cruise and not think of him dissing Brooke Shields’ use of SRI drugs to treat a condition he knows nothing about.  Kinda ruins the effect.

    But you can hardly go wrong playing to the morally self-satisfied crowd.  I once reviewed a John Wayne movie on my blog and a commenter gushed; “He’s a true American hero!”

  3. Ooh—pity we’ll never know who the “Christian Leaders” are.  It’d be so tempting to send at least some of them a copy of “The Italian Stallion”.  Anybody else willing to, ummm, “pony up” for that?

  4. Any time Sly’s name comes up in a conversation (very rarely) I’ve insisted Sly’s a very smart and able showman.
    With the Rocky/Rambo shows he was able to tap into the psyche of a particular slice of the movie-going public.
    Now, it sounds like, he’s gonna do it all again aiming at the fundie market in particular – he’s on a winner.
    I dunno how much of an xian he really is but he’s got the sincerity bit down pat.
    “The secret to success is sincerity – once you can fake that you’ve got it made”  LOL

    As for Elwed’s thinning out of the DVD collection – I’ve never understood that collecting DVDs craze although if I found The Third Man I’d buy it, just for the music.  wink

  5. Qouting an Entry quote:

    “We need the God-fearing script, the script that really deals with compassion and deals with the word of Jesus and God”

    Compassion and fear don’t really mix. I don’t understand why christians fear a god they say is compassionate, unless they’re just sucking up and don’t really think it. If I were god I’d be somewhat upset and insulted people were scared of me

    DOF –

    I admit it’s hard to separate my knowledge of an actor from the characters they play

    I’ve always been curious how acting affects a person’s state of mind. I have been told it can be refreshing, but to ‘live’ the part means doing things to their mind, so I wonder if an actor plays a certain part long enough whether they take on the personality of the character without realising.

  6. LJ, it’s quite simple. I tend to buy the flicks I really like on DVD and over time, it adds up. of course, anything not watched in a couple of years should be flogged off on Amazon Marketplace, anyway.

    I don’t actively seek knowledge about actors, but I don’t ignore it once I have it. Once I sufficiently dislike an actor, I can’t “buy” their performances anymore…

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