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Review of Dogma   

Religion a la Kevin Smith

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I remember going to see this movie with almost no concept of what I was about to see, and as soon as the movie started, I knew I was going to love it. Not only because of the epigrams at the beginning, but the moment Carlin showed onscreen as Cardinal Glick.

I have to say, I love Kevin Smith, and have watched and enjoyed most of his films as I write this. But this is far and away his best film. And I do think that part of that is because he had to fight for it. Both in casting and in the arguments of blasphemy against it. He just made this work.

As the penultimate fanboy, he made sure to mix in his usual random pop-culture references (Sherman, Illinois, anyone?) along with the religious (and still sometimes pop-culture) references. While I dont agree with every statement made in this film, I will say that he presents it with such humor that even someone as athiest as I can enjoy the religion in this film.

I do hope that someday someone manages to get Good Omens past the prelimnary stages, and actually gets it filmed, as it would make the perfect double-feature with this film.

10/10
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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jun 30 20:45
i too loved DOGMA and when i watched it i was also a-by choice- catholic. that story would be too long.-- anyway i already loved carlin from his stand up, and i loved kevin and all his crew including jason lee and jason mews, janeann garofolo, and all the other zany cast people. after dogma i watched all the other kevin smith movies and enjoyed them all.actually though it was JULIA SWEENEY who convinced me i should 'let go of god'--he has not struck me dead yet--good review

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