Thursday April 5, 2007 8:54 am
The Reaping Has Trouble Reaping Acclaim
Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank decided to show her acting chops in the dark, spiritually-toned thriller The Reaping. And, according to critics, it’s highly unlikely she’ll get the Oscar nod for this newest flick of hers. As Katherine Winter, Hilary struts her stuff as an ex-minister-turned-professor debunking miracles. This occupation actually exists, though generally it’s not considered film fodder. A river of blood in a Louisiana town leads Katherine through her cynic’s journey of disproving the event, finding the “rational” reason behind it all. Fans will get to see Swank parade around in the river while they watch cool special effects make all 10 biblical plagues sweep Louisiana lands. In the end, will Katherine find her belief system again, and battle these religious happenings with her now-strong faith? The bigger question is, will fans even stick around the theatre long enough to find out? Early reviews are, in a word, bad. And, apparently, so is Swank’s newest movie.
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