Despite the fact that the whole movie industry is widely seen as just another branch of the dreaded Liberal Media, it's hard to pretend that it hasn't been on a bit of a Fighting Biblical Evil! kick lately. From a little picture called The Passion of the Christ to The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the The Omen remake, evil and its fighters have been carving out a growing niche on multiplex screens. And, happily for all of us who love a good Biblical plague, The Reaping -- starring both Hilary Swank and a cute little girl who just might be closely associated with the Devil -- has arrived to continue that trend.

Based on the evidence available in the film's trailer, Swank has officially left her Oscar-winning past far behind, and is now involved with red rivers, plagues of locusts (among other things), and what just might be the worst exchange ever committed to celluloid ("Are you gonna kill ... my baby [girl]?" "No!" " ...Why not?"). According to the IMDb, her character is "a former Christian missionary who lost her faith after her family was tragically killed, and has since become a world-renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena." Don't worry, though: The events in the film make her faith come back, and she'll undoubtedly unite with the good people around her to end the plagues and restore God's grace to a little southern town. Take that, evil!

The Reaping comes out in the US in early November.
categories Movies, Cinematical