THE CELESTINE PROPHECY
New Age Nonsense
Release Date: April 21, 2006
Starring: Matthew Settle, Thomas
Kretschmann, Sarah Wayne
Callies, Annabeth Gish, Hector
Elizondo, and Joaquim de
Genre: Thriller/Adventure Thriller
Audience: Older children to adults
Runtime: 98 minutes
Distributor: Celestine Films Holding
Company and RAM Entertainment
Director: Armand Mastroianni
Executive Producer: Salle Merrill Redfield
Producer: Barnet Bain, Beverly J. Camhe,
Terry Collis, and James
Writer: Dan Gordon and James Redfield
Address Comments To:James Redfield
The movie follows John Woodson’s quest for self-discovery during an excursion to Peru, where he hopes to obtain enlightenment through ancient scrolls known as the Celestine Prophecy. As John seeks to quench his spiritual curiosity, he crosses the paths of several people who open his eyes to a sacred world he previously failed to recognize. The prophecy, he learns, contains nine insights that will guide human evolution to a state of peace and harmony, including a greater understanding of the “coincidences” one experiences, an awareness of energy fields, and the notion that one’s thoughts and actions are often guided by a Higher Power.
Many Peruvian political and religious leaders are threatened by the spiritual revolution the scrolls predict and are therefore determined to destroy the obscure writings before they become influential. These circumstances set the stage for John and other believers to protect and translate all the insights of the Celestine Prophecy before time runs out.
THE CELESTINE PROPHECY is a very low-budget movie, with amateurish direction, poor acting and laughable special effects. The script’s relentless attempt to push New Age nonsense onto its audience is insulting and offensive. Christians in particular will be annoyed at the story’s assertion that Christianity is useful only in that it contains some elements of Truth, like other major religions. The exclusive claims of Christianity and other religions, the movie claims, are obstacles to the evolution of human progress to perfection.
Like THE DA VINCI CODE, this movie is a work of fiction with a very dangerous message. Unlike THE DA VINCI CODE, however, few people will see this movie due to its very limited distribution and overwhelmingly negative reviews. With a no-name cast and amateurish production values, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY plays like a long Latter Day Saints commercial. MOVIEGUIDE® strongly urges audiences to avoid this harmful, false movie.
THE CELESTINE PROPHECY is a very low-budget movie, with amateurish direction, poor acting and laughable special effects. The script’s relentless attempts to push New Age nonsense onto its audience are insulting and offensive. Like THE DA VINCI CODE, this movie is a work of fiction with a very dangerous message. With a no-name cast, amateurish production values, and dialogue consisting mainly of spiritual gibberish, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY plays like a long Latter Day Saints commercial. MOVIEGUIDE® strongly urges audiences to avoid this harmful, false movie.