Jimmy’s Critique of CONTENT of the Principle movie
by Jimmy Akin
This film is much smaller than most of those the Register reviews. Indeed, at the time of this writing it has only reported $16,826 at the box office—half of which was made in a single theater on its opening weekend.
But the film is being disproportionately discussed in conservative Catholic circles, so I agreed.
Like any documentary, this one can be looked at more than one way. One perspective concerns the production values and how well it is executed. Another concerns the content of the film and how successfully it argues its case.
In this piece, we will look at how well The Principle works as a documentary film. In a subsequent piece, we will look at its content.
So how does it work cinematically?
It’s not the worst documentary I’ve ever seen.