Dies muss die beste EXPELLED-Review sein, die ich bisher gelesen habe (und das heißt was):
Nazis! It’s all about Nazis. In a parallel universe even crazier than our own, Ben Stein is making a documentary about how the Nazis utilized the controversial theory of gravity to make bombs that fall from the sky to the earth, and so the theory of gravity must be wrong. But we are here, and here, Ben Stein is telling us with a straight face that because the Nazis thought it would be a good idea to breed people like people breed animals, the theory of evolution must be wrong.[Quelle: FlickFilosopher; unbedingt ganz lesen ;-)]
It’s apeshit crazy nuttiness right from the opening moments of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, as imagery of Nazi atrocities and the terrors of life behind the Berlin War are smugly deployed in a demented attempt to editorialize away basic scientific fact.[...]
It would be hilarious how unintentionally apt the subtitle of this “documentary” is were the film not such a horrifying exposé of how insidious the “intelligent design” proponents are. Ben Stein -- former Nixon speechwriter turned, improbably, ironic symbol of anti-hip -- is not a stupid man, but he pretends to be in this would-be “takedown” of the scientific theory of evolution that is dishonest and contradictory even when approached on its own terms. Stein’s thesis -- he wrote the movie with Kevin Miller and Walt Ruloff, and it is directed with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer by Nathan Frankowski -- is that Big Science, academia, the media, and the courts have been bullying the poor, brave mavericks who dare to question the theory of evolution by suggesting that only an “intelligent designer” could have guided said evolution. Bad enough that Stein deliberately pretends to misunderstand what science is (which he must do because he knows his target audience of religious fundamentalists does) -- “here, a miracle happened” is emphatically not science, not that Stein bothers to present that not-at-all radical concept.
Ich weiß nicht, wie es Euch geht, aber ich amüsiere mich königlich mit der ganzen EXPELLED-Geschichte (ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich mir deswegen Sorgen machen muss und/oder was das über mich aussagt, aber hey, man muss ja nicht alles bis ins Kleinste reflektieren).
Nachtrag 19.04.08: Noch mehr Reviews von EXPELLED gibt es bei Rotten Tomatoes. Und eine Parodie auf den Film kann man sich bei WIRED anschauen: SExpelled.