Movie | Love story detracts from The Promise, but the film about the Armenian genocide is still worth seeing
by Bob Brown
Posted 4/21/17, 05:07 pm
Why did it take Hollywood so long to make a major motion picture about the Turkish government’s systematic extermination of more than 1 million Armenians a century ago? Perhaps because the victims were largely Christians. A better question: Will The Promise raise awareness of the persecutions Christians continue to face in that part of the world, particularly in Syria? The film doesn’t connect the dots from past to present, and viewers might invest more in the film’s romantic storyline than its history lesson, so we’ll have to see.