In a recent Q & A session hosted by Angel Studios, Jim Caviezel, the talented actor and the star of “Sound of Freedom,” addressed the criticisms targeted towards the film. Caviezel, known for his role as Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” fearlessly defended the movie and shed light on why certain individuals have attacked it.
During the session, Caviezel expressed that people are attacking “Sound of Freedom” because it dares to showcase uncomfortable truths that make them uneasy. He remarked, “They’re scared. Quaking in their boots. And it’s because the public are listening to their hearts, which is what this film tells you to do.”
Caviezel delved deeper into the presence of evil in the world and how God perceives it. He stated, “When there is real evil in the world, and when love resides in your heart, boy, evil is nothing more than a coward to God.”
In addition to Caviezel, Alejandro Monteverde, the director of “Sound of Freedom,” also participated in the interview. Monteverde highlighted the audience’s unwavering support for the film, despite media attacks on its message. He emphasized, “We make movies for the audience. And the audience’s response is what matters the most to us as filmmakers and storytellers. They have given us their wholehearted support, and that’s where our focus remains.”
Caviezel also countered the critics who dismissed “Sound of Freedom” as a mere “QAnon” conspiracy theory during an appearance on the Charlie Kirk Show. He passionately argued, “If I were the apostle Saul (Paul) as a Pharisee, I would have gone after the Christians and taken them down. Similarly, if we replace Christians with QAnon, I’d go after them because the Romans told me they’re evil. I’d eliminate them because my own church staff, my fellow Pharisees, deemed them evil. Well, I’ll take them out.”
As expected, Mike Rothschild, who criticized the film on CNN, attempted to label Caviezel as a conspiracy theorist. He claimed, “Caviezel’s comment is exactly what a Q believer would say. The cliché of ‘there is no QAnon, only anons’ is a constant remark within the movement, a way to convince outsiders that they aren’t part of Q while still being part of it.”
Rothschild further elaborated, “Believers in QAnon are invested in the movie because they see it as a means to fight against both the alleged traffickers and the liberal machinery that shields them. They have no qualms about condemning Hollywood, all the while supporting it through ticket sales. I believe there is a resurgence in discussing QAnon and right-wing thought leaders distancing themselves from it.”