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The Genesis Code (2010)

PG | | Drama | 25 August 2010 (USA)
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A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Bartholomew ... Blake Truman
Kelsey Sanders ... Kerry Wells
C.R. Lewis C.R. Lewis ... Shane Thomas
Ernest Borgnine ... Carl Taylor
Louise Fletcher ... Ellen Taylor
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Judge Hardin
Lance Henriksen ... Dr. Hoffer
Rance Howard ... Dr. Tolley
Ben Murphy ... Professor Campbell
Catherine Hicks ... Myra Allitt
Susan Blakely ... Beverly Truman
Rich Franklin ... Coach Edwards
Adam Chambers ... Marc Wells
Michael William Freeman ... Chase Laughton
Danny Mooney ... Tyler Ross
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A college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies.

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"In the beginning, God created..."

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some innuendo

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Código Gênesis See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA See more »

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$5,100,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The Genesis Hymn
Original Lyrics by Moses
Lyrics adapted by Michael W. Leighton
Performed by Jerry Zandstra
Music by Bill Wandel
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Terrible.
8 December 2010 | by don-loder69See all my reviews

I think anyone reading IMDb reviews of this film should be aware that as of this posting, there are 3 reviews. Two of which think the film is awful and one thinks it's wonderful. It's important to note that "wonderful" review was made by someone involved with the film and it's public relations. The username given "markv22" is surely the same person who runs the Genesis Code facebook page with the same name and initial. I'm a Christian who has tried very hard to balance secular and scientific fact with my belief in the Bible and I thought this movie not only panders to the Christian crowd but also does it a great disservice. Anyone with the most rudimentary knowledge of cosmology or even someone with the ability to search wikipedia would know this film's "science" is about as real as episode of Lost in Space. Sure, it throws around names and jargon to make someone without a science background think "Oh, they just mentioned Einstein or Cosmic Background Radiation, this is smart stuff!" but so does any episode of Star Trek and it doesn't make the Federation any more real. Even still, a false premise can still be well-told or entertaining but unfortunately, The Genesis Code is neither. The story is disjointed and scattered and doesn't know if it wants to be an Afterschool Special, science lecture, or propaganda. The dialogue isn't natural at all and the characters are flat and/or stereotypes (the black guy, the Asian girl, and the Jewish kid all have their stereotypical lines or back stories) while the secular school dean is a borderline Nazi. Add to that a story in which the protagonist's mother is on death's bed but we must stop now and have a wacky romp through a museum for what feels like a full act of the film that only seems to try and showcase how much the writer knows and not move the story anywhere but to a stop. The editing and pace drag from one scene to another as if you were being shown a collection of keepsakes to which only the owner has any connection. The positives of this film are how rich it looks on what (I hope) was a small budget. It certainly feels large for this kind of film. The acting is pretty decent as well, considering the dialogue and I think the main cast does a good job with this material. I saw it in its limited release in Michigan and I unless it is further edited (I don't know if this film was in a somewhat test audience stage or what), I couldn't recommend it...to anyone.


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