Jennifer Lawrence’s latest movie, “Mother !, ” is under flame by one critic who feels it is an attack on Christianity, but it remains to be seen if the backlash will result in another “Last Temptation of Christ” situation.
National Review movie commentator Kyle Smith blasted the movie in his evaluation, saying it might be “the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio” that will represent a “stain on the reputation” of Paramount Pictures. Smith warned that “pregnant women, those with nervous constitutions or heart situations, and anyone who happens to be burdened with good taste” should stay far from being the film.
The thriller, which opens on Sept. 15, is directed by Lawrence’s boyfriend Darren Aronofsky and features household names such as Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, in addition to being able to Lawrence.
While “Mother! ” has received mainly positive reviews otherwise, many other critics have been quick to point out the biblical metaphors in the film. The New York Post said the religious similes are “easy enough to pick up if you know in advance that they’re there, ” while also noting that the film is simply “terrifying.”
Rolling Stone called it a “biblical allegory, with intimations of “Rosemary’s Baby.” The Associated Press said “the Old Testament accidents into modern anxiety” in the movie.
Nick Vadala of Philly.com wrote: “From the religious and political imagery to its statements on luminary culture and the specific characteristics of invention,’ Mother’ is a film seemingly designed for any number of interpretations.”
Back in 1988, Martin Scorsese’s “The Last-place Temptation of Christ” was highly criticized and even banned in several countries after several religious groups coordinated boycott of the movie. Scorsese’s film was significantly more obvious than “Mother! ” when it is necessary to belief, as it literally features a crucified Jesus envisaging coming down form the cross to wed Mary Magdalene.
Meanwhile, Lawrence isn’t exactly a favorite among republican circles these days as she lately hinted the devastating typhoons in Texas and Florida were signs of “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” at America for electing Donald Trump.