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Philip Katz (Joseph Cross) reminded me of Neil Patrick Harris in this film. The planet earth is going to come to an end because of the sun, yet it is business as usual. Politicians are worried about re-election and corporations are more concerned over profits than prophets.
Philip meets a street beggar/philosopher named Gabriel Peterson (Danny Glover). Gabriel dubs Philip "The Son of Morning" similar to the "son of man" title. Gabe spouts modern day slogans and truisms at Philip who stops taking his stress pills. During a church service, blood comes out of Philip's eye. He is immediately taken by a reporter (Heather Graham) and is proclaimed the messiah who will save the planet.
The film is overwhelmed with themes of aforesaid corporate and political wants, but is also critical of the media, the no talent celebrity status and those that cling to them and exploit them.
Religion is used as a template for the film, but I didn't see it as being satirized. The film incorporates numerous techniques to imitate the stressful and confused mind of Philip, most enjoyably, a giant Gerbil.
Smart, clever, filled with symbolism and metaphors for today's time. Not for everyone. If you like quirky films such as "Chumscrubber" you might want to view this one.
PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bomb, brief sex, brief nudity, drug use.
In an awesome introduction, "Son of Morning" opens with an unexpected suicide followed closely by the news that our sun is facing imminent death. These two catastrophic events wreak havoc on our hero (Joseph Cross) who inexplicably gets branded as the savior of the planet. I'm being purposefully vague as to let the plot's surprises unfold naturally. The innocent Cross soon becomes a pawn in the end-of-days timeline and is being manipulated by the press, by politicians, and by an array of groupies. Even Cross is unsure what is happening--but there is no doubt that his celebrity status has changed his life forever.
As I said, the ideas behind the satire are sound. But everything is rushed and relatively unexplored. The film relies on too many short cuts instead of developing its theme deeper. Here's a classic cliche: When Cross is on TV, we get reaction shots from everyone else we've encountered in the movie watching him.Read more ›
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I had a roll in this movie and it was nice to see that they kept five scenes with me in them. I didn't care that much for the movie because it moved too slow and wasn't that funny... Read morePublished on May 12, 2013 by Bob
If you want to see one of the worst movies ever produced,then go and buy it. I could not believe the stupidity of the script or the production. Read morePublished on May 5, 2013 by Gary Honey