Child trafficking seemingly is something every decent person would line up against, but either the definition of “decent” has changed or that’s simply not the case. The controversial blockbuster movie “Sound of Freedom” makes this dilemma clear.
The leftist media is bending over backward to convince Americans that you must don a tinfoil hat to see this film, which was released on the Fourth of July.
As breathlessly as they can, talking heads spew nonsense about the movie being based on conspiracy theories. CNN is a perfect example.
Host Abby Phillip welcomed Mike Rothschild onto the network so the two could bash “Sound of Freedom.” If they are to be believed, it was created due to a “moral panic” and is embedded with “QAnon concepts” throughout.
Rothschild took lead actor and “The Passion of the Christ” star Jim Caviezel to task for what he described as “speaking at QAnon conventions” and using believers’ catchphrases.
He added that the movie targeted those who believe conspiracy theories or those who deny they share these beliefs but still endorse them. Rothschild further asserted that “bogus statistics” and fearmongering were used in its production.
The biopic of Tim Ballad, a man leaving government work to hunt down child sex-traffickers in Colombia, is getting rave reviews by the public, while being trashed by the liberal media – a dichotomy not entirely lost on some. https://t.co/jenpQYxYK0
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) July 9, 2023
So, are Americans buying the leftist narrative? No, but they are buying tickets.
According to Deadline, the surprise smash hit raked in $40 million in its first six days of release. Furthermore, audiences love it. It received a sterling A+ on CinemaScore and has a 99% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Even professional critics, much to the chagrin of the corporate media, gave it a 76% positive score.
But to media leftists, this is a movie that audiences must avoid. Rolling Stone titled the film review “‘Sound of Freedom’ is a Superhero Movie for Dads With Brainworms.”
Writer Miles Klee moaned that the movie’s promoters primed the audience to accept the film “as a documentary rather than delusion.” Shockingly, he taunted the movie’s supporters over the “grossly exaggerated ‘epidemic’ of child trafficking.”
Grossly exaggerated? One child is one too many, unless you are the mainstream media and suddenly find the need to be an apologist for that insidious industry. But then again, it is Rolling Stone.