Often great commemorations of Catholicism create an inevitable atmosphere of remembrance and spirituality. One that even includes a good bit of pop culture. Already traditionally a significant part of television, and in some countries of the world and cinema are full of names of great religious films. Successes that, for better or worse, speak of the divine in our lives. Streaming is a free platform for a different point of view. Especially one that can shock and shock. Netflix movies and series are perfect for this content.
What if you want to see blasphemous or heretical content? This curious decision also has a complex, strange and idiosyncratic relationship with a certain subversive thought. And where is it better to find something like this than on major online platforms? This is a tour of the best and strangest in way of understanding cinematic language about faith. Also, his way of delving into the human and the divine.
We leave you with five suggestions of blasphemous content that you can see on Netflix this Easter. From films that make fun of the most famous figures of religion to series that use religion for unexpected purposes. You will be puzzled by everything that the Netflix catalog can show you about the dark side of religion that you may not yet know enough about.
Ava (Alba Batista) has a mission. Or at least he stumbled upon her after he died and was resurrected in the middle of an apocalyptic conflict. The series, based on the comic book of the same name by Ben Dunn, tells the story of the eternal struggle between good and evil. But he does it from a different angle, hooligan and, yes, most often blasphemous.
Much of the effectiveness of the Netflix series is based on how it uses Catholic symbols in the fight and death scenes. Also in his ability to turn them into a strange combination of weapon options, defense methods, and the only option for good.
As if all of the above is not enough, even religious orders and heaven itself are badly damaged in the imaginary program. Angels are more than just heavenly messengers, and halos are symbols of divinity. In the end, everything that has to do with faith becomes a combination of the psychedelic, the singular, and the violent.
Classic British comedians Monty Python made fun of just about everything. And of course also religions. Brian’s life, available on the Netflix movie catalog, is a cynical and openly honest parody of the origins of religion. It also demonstrates the foolproof element that made Monty Python famous: his ability to find jokes even in dramatic situations.
D Brian’s life stops in vain. The story of another messiah, Brian, runs through the main passages of the gospels of madness and sarcasm. From Mary, known to be played by a man, to the crucifix turned into a musical number. Brian’s life contains a sense of blasphemy as brilliant as it is distorted. There is time for every taste. Pontius Pilate made the mocking crowd laugh with his speech, graffiti with grammatical errors (and in Latin) on the walls. Long discussions about Brian’s divinity and even the Sermon on the Mount with a dazed line of listeners in the background.
If Monty Python is known for its ability to make people laugh, this time they use their ingenuity to turn a Catholic story into a collection of absurdities. Heretics? Undoubtedly. funny? Certainly.
The Da Vinci Code
Too harmless to sound blasphemous? You might be surprised to know that the adaptation of the literary bestseller has come a long way in theaters. One has been involved in controversy, Vatican protests and Opus Dei, in addition to claims by Catholic historians that it is inaccurate. The reason for so many scandals? Blasphemous idea of the possibility of Jesus marrying Mary Magdalene spawn a long line of divine blood.
The film, available on the Netflix catalog, like the book, explores the premise and also reflects on religion from a perspective that has been considered heretical by a significant portion of the church. Especially thanks to its characters, among which was a member of the Vatican establishment, able to send a hitman. Furthermore, the argument dared to show a supposed descendant of Christ walking the path to understanding his origins.
Maybe now the film does not seem so scandalous. But at the time of release, it was a battle between titans. Vatican versus pop culture. One of those rare occasions when The story behind the film is even more interesting than the one it tells.
The Old Testament is reimagined from a blasphemous point of view thanks to the guidance of Darren Aronofsky. It was a monumental risk that failed, but left a confusing dark epic in history. When Noah (Russell Crowe) receives a divine mandate to save a piece of creation from imminent disaster, he finds it impossible.
How to complete a mission of this magnitude? The film, available from the Netflix catalog, captures on a blasphemous level the disturbing idea of the great biblical trials and their obstacles. But in addition, about the figure of Noah, who from the generous patriarch comes to the cinema impatient, almost violent and obsessed.
As if that wasn’t enoughthe movie takes lines from a horror movie at its weirdest moments. From the transformation of angels into fearsome creatures, to the doubts of the Noah family that a supernatural enterprise is about to be carried out. Gradually, the film turns into a combination of very rare versions of good and evil. In addition, a long series of lonely looks at the human darkness. All through some monstrous scale.
Grace (Riley Keough) has a dark past. Moreover, one that left him deep emotional wounds. But as if that weren’t enough, it’s also a distorted and violent view of religion. When her stepsons Aidan (Jayden Martell) and Mia (Leah McHugh) play an evil game, the horrors in Grace’s mind become monstrous. And all this is connected with a blasphemous and terrifying vision of religion.
The movie available on Netflix is disturbing, uncomfortable and with a mysterious ending that will take your breath away, it’s a terrifying version of religion. Also an eloquent passage on how distortions of faith can create their own monsters. The film, which sometimes even uses humor to describe horrific moments, is a subtle critique of dogma. At the same time, how religion can manifest itself, and how fear is a form of religious control.
Dark, scary and cruel, blasphemy in spooky hut it is also a rare glimpse of human nature faced with the impossible.
Source: Hiper Textual