The recent demonization of the new movie “Sound of Freedom” by numerous leftist media sites as “QAnon-adjacent” and “fit for QAnon” reduces the documentary exposing human trafficking to a source of information for conspiracy theorists.
The Jim Caviezel-starring movie, which was based on the true story of a U.S. Homeland Security agent saving two young children from human traffickers in South America, was allegedly connected to QAnon, a right-wing group that has been accused of believing in outlandish conspiracy theories, according to both the U.K. publication The Guardian and the website Jezebel.
Both publications attempted to discredit the movie and its box office success by linking it to fringe right-wing extremists, despite the fact that the Angel Studios-produced movie, which was released over the Fourth of July holiday, never engages in such conspiracy theories while exposing the underbelly of the actual underground sex slave trade.
In their review of the movie, The Guardian was completely transparent. Its title was “Sound of Freedom: the QAnon-adjacent thriller seducing America,” and the article’s body attempted to explain why the movie wasn’t as popular during the holiday season as it had been depicted in the media before describing its connection to the conspiracy community.
It stated, “But for a fleeting moment this past Fourth of July, while the intended audience of Indy’s latest outing was presumably spending time with their families and friends at barbecues or in other social situations, an unoccupied fandom rallied by the star Jim Caviezel claimed the day with a $14.2m gross versus Dial of Destiny’s $11.7m.”
The Guardian trashed the notion that this was a box office success, stating, “No matter that these figures require selective, almost willfully misleading framing to allow for the David-and-Goliath narrative trumpeted by supporters; as the copious tweets accusing Disney of being in cahoots with a global cabal of high-power paedophiles make clear, the truth doesn’t have too much purchase around these parts.”
According to the article’s author, the reason the movie stays out of the conspiracy realm is that it “takes care to be the most anodyne version of itself, all while giving those in the know just enough to latch onto.”
The author continued, “The trafficking follows no motivation more elaborate than the servicing of rich predators, eliding all talk of body-part black markets and the precious organic biochemical of adrenochrome harvested as a Satanic key to eternal life. The first rule of QAnon: you don’t talk about QAnon where the normals can hear you.”
In a description that echoes liberal assertions that crisis pregnancy clinics spread anti-abortion propaganda, they also referred to the movie as a “Crisis pregnancy centre” for the manner it persuades “persuadable” to accept its subject matter by offering them a more palatable interpretation.
The author wrote, “These zestier strains of scaremongering are absent in the text itself, but they lurk in the shadows around a film outwardly non-insane enough to lure in the persuadable; the disappointingly un-juicy Sound of Freedom pretends to be a real movie, like a ‘pregnancy crisis center’ masquerading as a bona fide health clinic.”