I haven’t seen the movie yet, but when I first heard about the film “For Greater Glory,” the vast majority of what I heard about the movie was positive. The only negative things I heard about it were:
- The movie leaves out much of the anti-Catholic sentiments and actions among the political elites in Mexico, in the history leading up to the Cristiada and;
- The film leaves out the tragic ending to the Christiada and portrays the ending in a much more positive light than what really happened.
However yesterday, when I looked up the movie, I discovered that the movie didn’t do well in the box office, and was slammed by movie critics. I couldn’t help but suspect that the critics of the movie showed what looked like anti-Catholic bias, but other Christian movies like “War Room” and “Little Boy” have been slammed by critics and thousands flock to see them, so what’s happening here? Does “For Greater Glory” fall for short in its portrayal in the Cristiada, or is it merely the sentiment of the movie critics and the media that kept people away, and caused the movie to flop at the box office?