Kirk Cameron – Like Some Other Shallow Christians – Is Selling Christian Family Values To Make A Buck – Cameron’s Christmas Movie Ranked Worst Movie Ever on IMDB
Yes, actor Kirk Cameron released a movie a few weeks ago called “Saving Christmas.” He went on his Facebook page to implore his fans or followers to inflate the scores of the movie at the Rotten Tomatoes site. Here is an article about it:
- Congratulations, Kirk Cameron. You’ve officially made a terrible movie. The former Growing Pain star’s latest movie, Saving Christmas, is now ranked at the top (bottom?) of (Link): IMDB’s 100 worst movies.
- IMDB users clearly didn’t like Kirk Cameron’s new movie and either did the people at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is currently sitting at a solid 0% at the movie review site.
Kirk Cameron is hoping to change some of those negative reviews. He took to Facebook this week to beg his fans for more positive reviews.
I disagree with Christians who have made marriage, the nuclear family, and natalism into idols. And they have indeed made those things into idols.
Even worse, in a way, are the self-professing believers who claim to be in support of mom, apple pie and the family, but who are apparently using this stuff to make a buck.
I suspect this is true of Kirk Cameron.
I’ve seen screen captures of his Facebook posts, and they read like marketing shill pieces, not heartfelt pleas to save the family (see one example above).
I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with Christians making Christian films, but I am troubled by what I suspect are questionable motives.
Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Kirk Cameron sincerely believes in all this stuff, but I’m just saying in my gut, I get the feeling that this guy cares about making profits off believers.
I think Cameron, and guys like him, sees Christians less as fellow brothers in Christ and more like a specific marketing demographic he needs to pander to in order to make a buck, hence, he keeps pumping out movies and books aimed at Christians, and he sprinkles his posts with keywords that appeals to conservative Christians such as “family values.”
Christians of America, please stop giving the Kirk Camerons of the world your money. Please.
Please also stop funding the frauds on Christian TV and who hold conferences and sell books, the mega church guys like Perry Noble, Mark Driscoll, or guys like this dude of the SBC:
(Link): BAH HUMBUG!!! SBC President Tells Pastors: Your Disobedient Members Have Until 12/31 to Pay the Tithe – No Grace Period!! (on FBC Jax Watchdog blog)
These wolves in sheeps’ clothing do not care about YOU or about Jesus Christ or reaching the unsaved. They do, however, care about your bank account and your wallet.
Again: Kirk Cameron’s movie “Saving Christmas” has been voted Worst Movie Ever on IMDB, I think (or was it Rotten Tomatoes). I’m sure one of the articles below mentions which.
This is a film that was touted by Cameron – especially to Christians – as being another aw shucks, wholesome, Family Friendly, pro Jesus, Family Values type of movie.
I also found out that as a tie-in product, that Kirk Cameron is selling coffee on a web site – it’s tied in to his “Saving Christmas” movie, and I believe it is called “Saving Christmas Coffee.” I wish I were joking, but the site appears real:
(Link): Kirk Cameron’s Coffee
- Saving Christmas Blend is the first offering from Kirk’s Coffee. Each 16 oz. package is roasted to order and shipped fresh!
The tag line at the bottom reads, “Brew every day like you are saving Christmas.”
What does coffee have to do with Jesus or Christmas? Nothing. Only Cameron wants other ways to get a buck off gullible Christians.
- By December 5, 2014 on
- The faith-based film received a 1.3 rating, making it No. 1 on the Bottom 100 list
- The users of IMDB.com have deemed Kirk Cameron‘s new Christmas movie ho-ho-horrible, scoring it an abysmally low 1.3 – a number small enough to earn the film the No. 1 spot on the site’s Bottom 100 list.
- As TheWrap previously reported, “Saving Christmas” received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics – the film has a current score of zero percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But despite all of the thumbs down for Cameron’s flick, it did average a $2,486 per-screen take on opening weekend last month.
- The movie’s plot has Cameron taking his brother-in-law away from a holiday party to explain to him that some of the best parts about Christmas are rooted in the Bible. In the movie’s trailer, Cameron explains: “Some want to pull down every manger scene and tell us why all of our favorite traditions are wrong. Isn’t it time somebody spoke up?”
- Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” has earned the ignominious distinction of being voted the worst ever movie according to the IMDb charts. Users gave the film just 1.3 stars.
- To appear in the Bottom 100, movies have to have at least 1,500 ratings. For perspective, Patheos points out that classic stinker “From Justin to Kelly” is 22 spots higher, with even the titular Justin Guarini calling that movie “abysmal.”
- The journey to the basement was a quick one for Cameron’s movie. It was released in November and immediately won the ire of pretty much every critic. In an attempt to thwart the haters, the actor started a social media campaign to raise the film’s Rotten Tomatoes rating, and, though it had some initial success, that clearly didn’t work.
Screen captures from Cameron’s coffee site (if you click these images, you can get a bigger view of them):
I am disgusted by this. It’s bad enough Christians take an un-biblical concept (“family values” and “family is backbone of culture”) that they use to ostracize never married adults, divorced people, and widows and the childless / childfree, but that they are pedaling this nonsense for a buck makes me want to throw up.
Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple, and I believe one reason of several he did so is that people were commercializing God and God’s message.
That is what Kirk Cameron and these other guys who portray themselves as goody-goody, family values evangelicals with books, DVDs, and movie tickets to sell are doing.
They are also cheapening Christianity in the process and making it a mockery to Non Christians.
(Link): The Odd Evangelical Obsession With Sex and Its Ramifications, and How Sexual Purity Material Is Peddled For Profit by Christians: article from The Atlantic: The Warrior Wives of Evangelical Christianity
(Link): Good Grief! Five Million Dollar Family Idoltary on Display: Focus on the Family Launches $5 Million Project Targeting Family Breakdown, Social Ills – Please, when you say you support marriage, be honest about what you REALLY mean
(Link): “I found that the abuse began or escalated when the men became Christians … When rigid traditional family values are combined with rigid traditional religious beliefs, there is always abuse.” (by B H Brennen)