The Binding full movie review - The Boring
Wonder why I hate religion? Because, from my experience, it's the cause of most of the world's problems.
Check out The Binding, for example. Here we have a husband who flat out repeatedly states says HE'S GOING TO CUT THE HEART OUT OF HIS OWN BABY because of some dumb constant hallucinogenic vision of Moses telling him he must to save the world... and the reason why the wife doesn't flee to the cops straight away? Because she comes from a 'conservative' Christian sect, where the man is always the boss.
Instead, they see a pastor, who simply pays lip service to the problem by referring the man to a God fearing psychiatrist... who turns out to be even more of a nut job than the husband is. What are the odds, eh? Two bible-bashing wackos in the same community, in the heart of white collar America? Pinch me, I must be dreaming.
Anyway, the fact the wife stills stays with him after he starts drinking the booze and banging his head against the wall makes her almost as culpable as he is... until one day a Nice Man who's as deathly dull as her partner is bat sh*t crazy unexpectedly arrives on her doorstep one day, and they instantly hit it off. What odds to I get on him being the dude to save the day, take her away from this outdated, cult-like, scripture led hell?
Who cares. I'd given up by this point... After all, if the film I'm seeing has characters that are stupider than your average Jeremy Kyle guest and you're expected to sympathise with them, I bail.
Just a little rule I have. 3/10