“The Reaping” stumbles its way into theaters today and has gotten no love. Hilary Swank stars in this thriller condemned with the tagline, “What Hath God Wrought?” EW gives it a D+ and lends some insight as to why.
Having seen the error of her ways (science = bad!), our heroine finds the reverence to battle frogs, dead cows, locusts, and — just to hedge the movie’s bets — a spooky blond girl who could be Satan’s messenger.
Not only that, “The Reaping” is sitting pretty at %06 on the Tomato meter. It makes you think. Hilary might as well have been holding a flaming bag of dog poo instead of an Oscar that fateful night. At least she would have been remembered as “that girl with a bag of hot poo” instead of “that girl who strapped a dildo to herself even though they could have just filmed her real penis, but they didn’t because that would have made the film too pornoish and if I wanted to watch a porno, I wouldn’t be watching one with a horse in it.” Here’s some stills from the movie.