OK friends– this movie is a must see! I had the opportunity to preview this film over a month ago and I must say its an eye opening, thought provoking, heartbreaking and knee slapping good time. Sounds strange, I know, but trust me — even if you think you are not interested in this debate, the movie itself is highly entertaining, message aside! And the soundtrack is pretty sweet.
If you have not yet heard about this film, let me bring you up to speed.
Ben Stein (Bueller, Bueller) is much larger than the 1980’s cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Aside from this movie, Clear Eyes, and win Ben Stein’s money, I must admit I didn’t know too much about this man until I had the chance to attend a private screening of his new movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
Since I only knew of Stein through the eyes of Hollywood, I decided to do a quick google search to get the full picture relative to his interest in producing such a movie. After landing on his home page and reading his bio, I was surprised to learn that he is a Yale Law valedictorian, accomplished university professor, economist, national columnist, and former presidential speech writer for Nixon, to name a few of his life’s endeavors.
After learning a little more about who Ben Stein is, it started to make more sense as to WHY he would make a movie like this.
In 2006, British biologist Richard Dawkins wrote a book called The God Delusion. In “Expelled,” Stein interviews a number of intellectuals, including Dawkins, concerning their theories on creationism. Stein also interviews individuals who identify with the theory of Intelligent Design and shows how those who support ID have been “Expelled” from the scientific community because of their beliefs.
I think folks of all ages and from all ideologies will find this movie worth their while. For more check out the trailers below: