Movie Review ‘The Principle’ A Stake Through the Heart of Materialism

Movie Review: ‘The Principle’ A Stake Through the Heart of Materialism

So you’re sitting there, a cold one in your hand, watching the game and munching on Frito’s. In walks your wife.

“Honey,” she says, “I have some bad news.”

“What?” you ask as you pull an errant chip from your chest hair and pop it into your mouth.

“It’s about our children,” she says.

“Yeah?” you reply as you push the arm mechanism at the side of your recliner, bringing you upright. “What is it?.”

“Well . . .”

“Yeah, yeah . . .”

“Well, it’s like this – our children . . .”

“Yeah, yeah, what about our children?”

Biting her lip, she looks down, then back up. “I’ve been seeing someone else just down the street for about twelve years now.”

“Oh no,” you cry. With the last slug of beer, you wash down the remnants of curly que corn chip.

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“Yes, I’m afraid so,” she adds. “Bobby, Jimmy, and Susie . . . well, they’re not yours.”

The scream erupts from your salty, suds-soaked throat and you feel like all you’ve believed in all your life is collapsing around you and shattering on the floor.

If you can imagine yourself in that heart-rending scenario, then you have somewhat of an idea of what the Neo-Darwinian Materialist cosmologists and physicists will go through if they watch the new documentary film, The Principle.

And it’s all the universe’s fault.

Scheduled to release this month, it details the ‘cat out of the bag’ scientific discovery of late from new data that seem to point to an Earth-centric orbital system in our galaxy. Nay, in our universe!

Guess “solar system” is no longer accurate. “Tera-system” is probably better, given the recent findings.

The Principle showcases this cosmological discovery with a bevy of richly qualified physicists, cosmologists, research scientists, philosophers, and theologians. Names of past greats like, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tico Brahe, Edwin Hubble, Johannes Kepler and others are referenced, and their contributions are examined, scrutinized, and pored over in an effort to take down the new giant known as, The Axis of Evil!

Dah-dah-dah-daaahhhh!!!

Actually, the ‘monster’ of which I speak is simply a line circling the planet we all live on. However, the implications of that line are no less than mind-blowing.

Especially for Materialists.

Seems this new-found little color spectrum is swelling the brains of the cosmological world.

Let the migraines begin!

It would not be going too far to say that The Principle grabs you by your lapel and hurls you into your chair like some hard boiled, Mickey Spillane noir detective.

“Shut up,” smack! “I know you were there, now out with it or I’ll use your head for a punching bag!”

Just so we’re straight, here – the Creationists are Mike Hammer, fisticuffing the poor, shaky-kneed Materialist Darwinians.

The film shows an obstinacy on the part of the scientific community that refuses to relax its white-knuckled grip on Materialism, even in the face of evidence.

Huxley said that the reason atheists leapt so quickly to Darwinian Evolution was not due to its logical conclusiveness, but rather, to its eradication of a moral ‘parent’, allowing them to pursue their erotic indulgences.

A holy Creator is anathema to such unbridled desires.

Similarly, The Principle notes ‘Redshift’ discoverer, Edwin Hubble, saying on the Earth’s possible uniqueness,

“central Earth (that) this hypothesis cannot be disproved and is unwelcomed and would only be accepted as a last resort in order to save the phenomena, therefore we disregard this possibility the unwelcome position of a favored location must be avoided at all costs . . . such a favored position is intolerable . . .”

You Huxleyers and Hubblists, watch at your own peril!

The Principle features such “unwelcomed” dilemma as the above, but not only posits the notion, but backs it up with compelling evidence. It is a scientific ride through the galaxy, spinning you around, dropping you, bringing you up again, then hurling you on spiraling rails until your head almost spins with revelation. It really will have you mesmerized, whether you’re a myopic faithful worshipper of Carl Sagan or a believer in God.

However, the latter must take honorable mention.

Regardless, it is truly riveting.

And the reason is not merely the content.

Like all artistic endeavors, ‘it’s all in the wrist.’ Director Katheryne KTEE Thomas’s handling of the film is exquisite. She has a sense of timing that is more than admirable. Her camera work is close to flawless, and the pacing is smooth and controlled, almost liquid in its application, and the editing is spot on. She captures the dynamics of the personalities being interviewed and even seems to give each one their own particular ‘sparkle.’

The animation and illustration scenes are vivid and easily attainable, and Thomas even has a divine/Asimovian type character introduce certain aspects of the film.

Hitchcock said that one cannot sustain an audience’s heightened emotion throughout an entire production. One must give the viewer a ‘break’ in the tension at some point or they will ‘drop out’ on their own. Well, it would appear that Ms. Thomas knew this, either from exposure to the famous Director’s technique or her own intuition, because she gives us that small break with a couple of the ‘players’ interactions together midway through the show.

I’m fascinated by documentaries on different subjects and have seen hundreds, many in the realm of science and cosmology. If not at the top of the list of superlative productions in its genre, then at the least, The Principle stands arm in arm with the very best of its kind.

Do not fail to see The Principle.

If you’re a theist or a Creationist, then this film will give you a belt full of magnum load, amor-piercing ‘I told you so’ ammo.

If you’re an atheist, a Neo-Darwinist, a cosmologist or physicist with a Materialist world view, then I guess all you can really do is smile at your children, then look at your wife and tell her,

“Oh don’t be silly, you don’t have any lover down the street, now be a sweetheart and grab me another beer, would you hon?”

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Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at http://www.joekeck.com/

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7 Comments

  1. Hey Brian, thanks so much for the very kind words.

    Yeah, I don’t review things with which I am unfamiliar. Had a journalist friend once admit to that. Bad move.

    Thanks for reading.

  2. Far the best review of any subject I’ve read,that it is for this special film,is reward all its own.

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