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The Rotten Banana Award goes to …
Posted By Chelsea Schilling On 02/23/2012 @ 9:24 pm In Diversions,Faith,Front Page | No Comments
Sex, homosexual affairs, heavy drinking, gruesome violence and anti-human and anti-God themes – it’s all featured in the film receiving the Vile, Vulgar & Anti-Christian Award and dubbed Worst Ultimate Christian Bashing Movie of the Year.
Dr. Ted Baehr, media critic and founder and publisher of Movieguide, named Kevin Smith’s “Red State” the worst movie of 2011. The film heads his list of the 20 Most Unbearable Movies of 2011, each receiving the Annual Rotten Banana Awards.
Other films earning the disgraceful designation include: “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” which won the Slimy Pornification Award for its lewdness; “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” which received the Abhorrent Sexcapade Award; “The Skin I Live In,” which earned the Lurid Transgender Abuse Award; and “Happy Feet Two,” which was given the Environmentalist Hysteria Award.
“Most of these movies made very little money,” Dr. Baehr noted, “which shows the good taste of not only the vast majority of Americans but also the vast majority of moviegoers overseas.”
He added, “People want to see Good conquer evil, liberty conquer tyranny, truth wipe out falsehood, justice defeat injustice and beauty overcome ugliness. These films fail to do that in the worst ways.”
As WND reported, Movieguide is asking Christians across the nation to show their support for good Hollywood productions that glorify Christ by watching the awards show often hailed as the “Christian Oscars” on TV Friday.
The Hallmark Movie Channel will telecast Movieguide’s 20th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. EST.
“With a large audience, we can increase the impact of Christ in Hollywood tremendously by showing Hollywood large numbers of Christian care about faith and values entertainment,” Baehr said. “We have the ability to transform the entertainment industry like never before, but we can only do it with your help.”
The awards honor the Best Movies for Families and Best Movies for Mature Audiences. They also include the Faith & Freedom Awards for Promoting Positive American Values, the Grace Awards for Most Inspiring Performances in Movies and TV and the $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Most Inspiring Movie and TV Program of 2011.
As for the movies receiving the Annual Rotten Banana Awards, Baehr explained: “These rotten films have been chosen not necessarily because they have sex, violence, nudity, or profanity, but because they have a worldview antithetical to the biblical worldview. They communicate philosophies that, in the final analysis, are anti-human and anti-God and that can only lead to disaster.”
The following is Movieguide’s list of the 20 most “unbearable” movies of 2011:
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