I hardly do movie reviews. It is hard to do that. It means talking about dressing, scenes and so on and you will be spared such sorry details.
There are bad movies and this is one of them. It starts as a philosophy lecture with the most bogus of philosophers one can ever think of. I don’t think it one can go below Jeffrey Radisson. He starts a philosophy lecture by
demanding that his students sign a declaration that “God is dead” to get a passing grade.
We have student Josh who tells the prof to take a rope and agrees to challenge the professor and show god is not dead. He is given a few minutes to present the case for god after every lecture. He makes the prof the prosecutor and starts his argument for god by bringing up the BB cosmology. When asked to respond to the question who created god, he commits a fallacy of special pleading to which the professor doesn’t respond. How would a professor of philosophy worth the name not point such out? The only thing the prof does is quote Hawking.
After this first debate, Radisson is harassing Josh for showing he is a jackass. WTF! As a prof I would be happy if my students challenged me. Josh is booted by the girlfriend. Poor boy!
There is a foreign student who calls the father to seek his opinion on the matter. The father says if the professor says god is dead, then god is dead. Then we have the Muslim family and their daughter who is becoming Christian. You should watch to see what happens to her!
There are irrelevant scenes that pander to religion. They could have been omitted and still we would not miss them. For example the scene where we have Rev. David renting a car. Who cares really? Or the professor being shown the door by his religious girlfriend. Radisson is not only a horrible teacher, he is horrible in a relationship. What type of man makes fun of his girlfriend when he has invited members of faculty at his for dinner? Especially when the lady has taken her time to make the dinner. She should have left him sooner!
We have in the second debate the question of where life originates. And we get a small lecture in evolution. In his answer Josh tells us life is because god said life should be and the good professor just stands there dumbfounded like he is hearing all these for the first time.
In the last debate, we have Josh take us through the problem of evil and there is a real confrontation between him and Radisson. He tells his lecturer the class is not a philosophy lecture but a class in anti-theism. It would be hard to disagree. And we know Radisson is an atheist because he lost his mother when he was 12. Who wrote the script for this movie really?
As I said at the beginning, a worse movie on the atheism/theism debate could not be thought. A worse atheist philosopher could not be imagined than Radisson. The movie is not even fun to watch!