Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Work and… Well… Some Glory… Kinda…

My wife and I went out on a date last night, and we saw “The Work and the Glory”. After watching, we came out of the theater, looked at each other, and said, “Meh…”

I mean, it was OK, but it wasn’t great. There were a couple of moments where it almost tried to kinda get intense, but it just didn’t deliver. Overall, it still felt preachy.

Perhaps the most telling review of it I’ve heard or read so far was my Wife’s. She said, “I liked ‘Legacy’ better.”

There were some bright spots. The bad guys were good. I mean, they were done well. The actor that played Father Steed (I forget his name) was pretty good, I thought. Possibly the best of them all.

I had a good time. But I liked “Singles Ward” better.

Mark Hansen


  1. Your wife's comment summarizes my feelings exactly. Not a bad film by any measure. I also thought the Steed father was well cast.

  2. I concur with your wife. I thought the cinematography was well done. However, some of the details were a little off. I thought the aunt's hair looked fake. My husband thought that Joshua's beard looked fake. I read the books and found it hard to imagine that Lydia would thrust herself upon the men to kiss like that.

    The local reviewer here blasted it calling it a 2 hour commercial for the church. Well to that all I can say is "Duh!" The books were for a Mormon audience and so is the movie. The purpose of the books was entertainment that tells our church history in the process.



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