Opening Weekend: $992,087
(#15 rank, 410 theaters, $2,420 average)
% of Total Gross: 35.6%
Widest Release: 410 theaters
Close Date: December 25, 2014
In Release: 42 days / 6 weeks
Ray Wise is straight-up playing the Devil in this movie. It's never made literally explicit, but I don't know what else they could be going for. He's some kind of ultra-lawyer, and he hates Christianity. His only motivations given are "I hate these people and what they stand for," [his words] and some brief tirade about how situations like this could lead to the downfall of America. I don't how in the hell anyone in the jury is supposed to side with this man when he hisses out his words like Cobra fucking Commander.
The finale of the God's Not Dead trilogy will redeem the other two and prove that they were bad on purpose for character development reasons. Everyone will have to apologize for making fun of them.
Wasn't he literally the Devil in another show? Reaper?
This is apparently true.***Spoilers***
I was also confused at this whole thing until I sat to the end of the credits based on something my girlfriend had read.Dave gets his ass arrested and is put into a cop car that drives off while his friend looks on. God's Not Dead 3: Pastor Dave, Locked Up!!
The Guardian said:... despite the two-hour run time, its worth staying to the very end. Pure Flix has learned from Marvel, and a post-credits stinger tees up Gods Not Dead 3, whether weve prayed for it or not.
Such persecution of Christians in America. Only 92% of the 114th Congress is Christian!!!
I went to Jesus Camp three times as a kid. 1998-2000. I think it set back my development by 5 years.
Not sure what constitutes a "Jesus Camp" fully, but at the height of my teen evangelical years I met my wife while working at a Christian summer camp. And I only really started asking questions after meeting her and growing in confidence so I can't say it hurt my development-- in fact, it probably gave me a character arc.
So, I know I'm probably putting more thought into the plot than the script writers did but... what exactly was the trial about? The teacher isn't allowed to talk about Jesus during a history class? I mean, even if you consider Christianity a myth, and Jesus a fictional character, the Bible itself - and thus the Jesus character - had such an important impact on history, cultures and civilizations that not mentioning him during the class at all would be weird.
And how exactly did Sabrina and the Youthful Lawyer win the case? Because, at least from what Madrake posted, nothing indicates how Sabrina's testimony on the last day could put them in the winning situation. If anything, her telling that story about church sign would make her look really stupid. (couldn't they seriously think of a better story?)
And how does winning the trial prove that "God's not dead"?
And why the hell does those movies even use the title "God's Not Dead"? If you think God exists, then he can't be dead because he's God (duh). However, if you think God doesn't exist, he can't be dead either because he's never existed, was never alive and thus couldn't die. So... even the title makes no goddamn sense. :|
As another poster explained, apparently the young lawyer showed the court what kind of persecution Christians would end up facing if Sabrina did not win this case, because slippery slopes and all that.And how exactly did Sabrina and the Youthful Lawyer win the case? Because, at least from what Madrake posted, nothing indicates how Sabrina's testimony on the last day could put them in the winning situation. If anything, her telling that story about church sign would make her look really stupid. (couldn't they seriously think of a better story?)