Oh yeah, one that might qualify for many of you:
That piece of tripe about the Orthodox monk called The Island in English.
You are making a pretty big throwdown Orthonorm by describing Ostrov Island as a schlock movie! Pray tell what makes this a schlock movie by any standard? A little fantastical but not any more so than reading the lives of the saints.
You're right, some of the accounts of the lives of the Saints are almost pure lulz. You really have to aware of the genre of the various times they were written in to bracket out a lot of baggage the stories carry that smack trite to the (post/hyper)-modern reader, especially those written in the wake of mediaval legendary genre.
Sorry, but if you ain't at least chuckling at some of those stories or rolling your eyes, you might want to check for the sin of piety.
Sorry, but unfortunately for most Saints, they did not have an author the caliber of Shakespeare or even a Dostoyevsky telling their stories.The Island
is utterly predictable, sentimental, pedantic, hackneyed, stilted (continue every cliched flaw in story telling).
It's only redeeming characteristic is that the director had the restraint and creativity of an art school student to pick up some nice environmentals.
Outside the story, the other lulz is that the actor playing the lead caricature (not sure if a real human shows up in the entire film), said he basically played himself in the role.
It is a bad Orthodox superhero film.
But if you like it, that's great. That is the point of this thread.