Ben Stein – Expelled – An Audience Review

I rarely read movie reviews and I suspect that most people who write a review of Ben Stein’s documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed probably could have written it based on their personal bias before ever seeing the movie. This review at Screen Rant seems to be an exception to the rule though and is worth reading.

The thing that most intrigued me about the film was not so much the film itself but the reaction of the audience to movie.

About one-third of the way through, I noticed that everyone in the theater was very and unusually attentive to the movie. Once the movie started no one left their seats until it ended and the usual side talk and other distractions associated with movie-going was noticeably absent. All eyes, as far as I could tell, were completely focused on the documentary.

When the movie ended, their was the briefest pause, during which time no one got up from their seats, and I heard something I have not heard in a movie theater since I was a child — applause.

Spontaneous audience wide applause.

Go see it.

 

Related:

Ben Stein: Expelled

R.C. Sproul Interviews Ben Stein – Expelled

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12 Responses to Ben Stein – Expelled – An Audience Review

  1. “Spontaneous audience wide applause.”

    Well, there’s no accounting for taste, … or stupidity.

    This movie was marketed to delusional Christians. Of course it got applause. It helped bolster their faith because, hey, when there’s no good reason to believe something, find a bad reason.

  2. Stein is a well-placed stooge. Those who funded his piece seek to maintain the political-hierarchy (religion) mind-control indoctrination aimed at the masses. If you buy into the final judgment than you are less likely to worry about the crimes of your government. There will be peace in the valley and all that nonsense. Stein knows religion is a joke, he is an Atheist who manufactures propaganda for the hayseeds to swallow.

  3. Dan says:

    You know Jerry, if you’re going to honestly comment on Expelled, you should explain why the movie is lying. The only persecution here are the threats of bodily harm to biologists from hate-filled Christians.

  4. jerryk says:

    Hi Dave, Johnny, and Dan. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to post a comment.

    Not sure if you have seen the movie or not but it’s about academic suppression not about Biblical Creationism. Not sure how you got Christianity mixed up in all this but I’m glad I could help clear that up for you.

    And hey, although I can’t promise anything, I’ll put in a good word for you at the next “delusional Christian” meeting (in between the mind-control indoctrination sessions of course) to see if we can do something to tone down that biologist persecution thing.

    Sorry your feelings were hurt.

  5. Dan says:

    Not sure if you have seen the movie or not but it’s about academic suppression…

    Right, and I’m not sure if you’ve been following the news, but the charge of academic suppression is a lie. You should read more about what Ben Stein isn’t telling you.

    Not sure how you got Christianity mixed up in all this but I’m glad I could help clear that up for you.

    LOL Sure – it’s not about Christianity, I agree. But it IS about God, all you have to do is listen to any interview with Ben Stein on the topic, and just about all he’s been talking about is views on God.

  6. patrick says:

    Stein designed the movie to promote dangerously-free thought, especially more thinking about the underlying motivations of American academia and a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff we should not take for granted.

  7. Dan says:

    especially more thinking about the underlying motivations of American academia

    ROFL!!!!! Here come the wacko conspiracy theories!

  8. Nate Smith says:

    Well ,the usual spin by the left .Its about being able to challenge Darwin’s theory not religion .Stein shows how the Colleges shun and Expel anyone not adhering to their view .No dissent allowed .I guess useful idiots would define it best.

  9. I don’t know where you normally watch movies, but people getting out of their chairs or having side conversatons doesn’t typically happen in my experience–at any kind of movie. As far as reviews being biased, I’m sure it runs that way on both sides of the issue.

    The movie may be mostly about academic freedom, but pretending it isn’t totally wrapped up in religion is a joke. Well, supposed “academic freedom” is a joke, too, really.

    I don’t oppose mentioning intelligent design/creationism/etc in schools, but I do oppose teaching them in SCIENCE curriculum. Put them in a religion or philosophy class–just keep in mind you’ll have to include all other origin stories, myths, etc, as well.

  10. jerryk says:

    Hi airtight,

    Yawn.

    Thanks for visiting.

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