After a call from God, Steve moves to Las Vegas to be a pastor. However, things don’t turn out as expected since he’s forced to start a church in a bar. Steve soon learns that lost people aren’t who he thought they were and that they’re not much different than he is.
Production Quality (.5 point)
This film contains a very poor production, partly due to low quality audio. This is evidenced by a loud soundtrack that doesn’t fit the mood and intermittent background sounds. Camera work is very odd, and lighting is inconsistent, giving off an overall cheap feel. Sets, locations, and props leave something to be desired, and flashbacks are unnecessarily black and white. While video quality is acceptable, the editing isn’t up to standard, and all of this only warrants half a point.
Plot and Storyline Quality (0 points)
If the funding isn’t there for a good production, the least a team can do is present a dynamic story. However, Objects of Wrath also fails in this area. Nothing much happens in this narrative as characters woodenly do meaningless things. Canned dialogue and conversations are hopeless at developing character motive and personality, making them impossible to relate to. Many scenes are totally wasted on useless TV preaching, cheesy reality TV episodes, and riveting typing sequences. These pitfalls make the plot seem more like a play than reality, and Christian clichés are used to fill in the gaps. Disjointed storylines do nothing to aid this failed section, and its lack of potential leaves it with zero points.
Acting Quality (.5 point)
To top off the other bad aspects of this movie, the acting is very poor. Much of the line delivery is quite awkward, and emotions aren’t very believable. Although there was a tiny amount of potential in this cast, they needed better coaching to bring it out. As it is, this section is just another symptom of the overall problems in this screenplay.
With no clear direction and inadequate funding, how can a film like this even go forward? Objects of Wrath falls right in line with many other creations before and after it that simply play the Christian card as justification for their existence. Thankfully, however, this tactic is no longer acceptable, and we can look forward to more high-quality offerings in the future.
Final Rating: 1 out of 10 points