UNITED STATES — As war epic Hacksaw Ridge opens in theaters, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has obtained screening rights to show the film in church fellowship halls.
The Mel Gibson-directed film about Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Desmond T. Doss, has generated huge interest among Adventists.
The denomination discourages theater attendance but has promised to show the film for free outside Sabbath hours.
“If you want to see Hacksaw Ridge today, you’d better get to your local church by early afternoon,” said GC Director of Mass Sound of Music Appreciation, Hugh Famism.
He warned that due to the extremely violent nature of the film, many action scenes would be seen in fast-forward mode.
“The good news is that since half the movie is one big blood bath, you’ll be in and out of your fellowship hall in half the time you would spend at the theater.”
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Thanks! Every bit as good as I expected.
Hacksaw Ridge is made in the same model as the Passsion of Christ. Mel Gibson is a violent person. Just look at his past films & lifestyle. Disgusting! SDA’s need not go to those blood thirsty, gory type films. Stay home. Do something constructive!! Woe to all of youse who seen it.
STAY HOME RICH, I SERVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THE WORLD IS VIOLENT AND SO IS GOD, READ HIS DIRECTIVES TO HIS ISREALI ARMY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. WIMP.
IF YOU WERE ALIVE DURING JOSHUA’S RULE, YOU WOULD PROBABLY STAY BEHIND WITH THE WOMEN WHILE US MEN FAUGHT FOR YOU. SICK.
Just read in the WSJ, 11/7/16 that Hacksaw Ridge took in $14.8 mil. Not bad for a $50mil investment. Sales will perk up when HR comes out in DVD. Watch for it in your local WALMART, BJ, COSCO, SAM’S CLUB, BEST BUY, etc.
GREAT MOVIE. LOVED IT.