I can’t say that this movie is the worst I’ve ever seen. Truth is, I’ve seen worse and I’ve watched those terrible movies because it fascinated me at how terrible they really were.
Although “The Order” wasn’t the worst, unfortunately it did fall in the genre of bad movies for which I watched because I was fascinated at just how terrible they could really be.
Okay so, why was it so bad? Well in the first place, it made no sense. The writers and/or directors didn’t seem to know what they wanted to do. It seems like the plot kept searching for a new “bad guy”. In an attempt to keep the viewer guessing, there were so many twists in the plot that the plot became diffused and very unfocused.
I have no idea if such an “Order” truly exists in Christianity. I’m aware of several religions and or pagan beliefs that involve a “sin eater” but I seriously doubt that one such as the one this movie depicts, exists in Christianity.
Frankly, it seemed to me like the movie was trying to re-create a “The Da Vinci Code” kind of mystery which would build to a final exciting climax. If so, like many other movies that tried to “re-create/rewrite” a previously written, hit story/movie, it failed.
I believe that the performances of all the actors in the movie were excellent. However, their best performances could not have saved this movie. And that’s true for any movie/story that’s written so terribly as to be unable to see the plot or point trying to be made.
The movie started off slow and never really got off the ground. In fact, it went from “slow” to “tediously boring” and then, back to “slow”, (which is better than “tediously boring”, I guess). The filming and the scenery were done very well.
The sound engineering was okay and at least for the most part, stayed at a reasonable volume level in its lowest and highest spans. I don’t know who it was that gave this movie a higher rating than two stars, but the fact that someone has reiterates that it’s all “in the eye of the beholder”.
In my “eye”, (and humble opinion), I could barely get this movie to stores and certainly don’t recommend it.