The Sound of Freedom movie is creating a lot of buzz online as a number of conservative people are accusing the mainstream media of conspiring to boycott the film.
Right-wing internet personality Oli London tweeted: “This is the movie the mainstream media don’t want you to see. Within the last few days CNN, Rolling Stone & Washington Post have attempted to smear the movie as some crazy QAnon conspiracy theory. It’s not. This is based on a true story. Millions of children are trafficked each year. The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know the true. Make sure to see Sound of Freedom.”
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Conservative editor also posted a video from CNN claiming, “Now CNN is demanding no one see Sound of Freedom They’re saying the movie will make more QAnon somehow The pro-pedo media are TERRIFIED of the masses seeing this film.”
Another major promoter of the movie has been actor Mel Gibson. “One of the most disturbing problems in our world today is human trafficking and particularly the trafficking of children,” Gibson said recently in promotion of SOF. The movie was released nationwide on July 4.
Here are some other details about the movie:
Is Sound Of Freedom streaming?
The Sound Of Freedom has been released in theaters at the moment. But it is also highly likely that it will be available for streaming on Angel Studios’ streaming platform (which is just called Angel Studios) following its theatrical run.
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According to Post Millenial, grossed over $14 million on its first day, surpassing other contenders like Disney’s “Indiana Jones,” which opened on June 30 and reportedly brought in $11.5 million. The movie’s pay-it-forward technology, developed by Angel Studios, was touted to be the reason behind its success.
The movie’s unique approach to ticket sales generated an additional $2.6 million in revenue. Sound of Freedom’s pre-release projections estimated earnings between $11 and $15 million over a six-day span, which the movie has already surpassed, according to the report.
The director of Sound of Freedom is Alejandro Gómez Monteverde. He is Mexican. His first film, Bella was awarded the top prize at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival by winning the “People’s Choice Award”.
In 2007, Monteverde received the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ “Outstanding American by Choice” Award, which recognizes the achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens.
About SOF, he has said in a red-carpet interview: “Today is one of the most important days of my life, and I’m so grateful. There are two types of stories, the ones that I want to make and the ones that I was called to make and this one I was called to make.”
The synopsis of the movie reads: “After rescuing a boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.”
The movie is two hours, fifteen minutes long.
The movie has received mixed reviews.
MovieGuide says about the movie: “Sound of Freedom is gripping and heartbreaking, but hope-giving. The movie sheds light on the need for strong people to stand up for God’s children around the world who are caught in the vicious, abusive system of sex trafficking. SOUND OF FREEDOM has a strong Christian, moral worldview that promotes sacrifice and the message that “God’s children are not for sale.” MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong and extreme caution for the movie’s mature subject matter, implied and depicted violence, and abuse of children.”
RollingStone on the other hand, called it “The QAnon-tinged thriller about child-trafficking is designed to appeal to the conscience of a conspiracy-addled boomer.”