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Director's Vision Clouded by Faith?

So says Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere in criticizing Scott Derrickson, director of The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Hollywood Elsewhere's Jeffrey Wells isn't alone in his dislike for the recent remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. He's also not alone in his disdain for Christians.

But Wells might be alone in saying that the new movie isn't very good because it was made by a Christian.

In a recent blog post titled "Thou Shalt Not," Wells writes, "On top of his other allegiances, The Day The Earth Stood Still director Scott Derrickson is an avowed Christian. Which has clouded his vision."

Huh? Wells is certainly free to question Derrickson's vision; that's what movie buffs and film critics do. But to blame it on the guy's faith? Wow.

Has Wells ever said that a Spielberg movie suffered from poor vision because the director is Jewish? Would he blame an Indian film's shortcomings on the director's adherence to Hinduism, or rip an Iranian movie because the filmmaker is a Muslim?

I don't think so.

Wells went on: "Klaatu in the original 1951 film is a Christ-like figure . . . but how Derrickson sees Keanu Reeves' ...

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