Well, not according to the Vatican!
The Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has now officially deemed “The Blues Brothers” as a Catholic classic, and endorsed it as recommended viewing for all Catholics!
Apparently the theme “We’re on a mission from God” is what has set this film apart as a praise worthy work. Now who can forget a cartwheeling John Belushi illuminated by divine light repeating the mantra “The Band”? And “The Penguin”, a wrist slapping nun apparently not exactly taken with her mis-guided grown kids.
L’Osservatore Romano has now firmly nestled “The Blues Brothers” in with some very different companions including Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments,” “Jesus of Nazareth” from Franco Zeffirelli, Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of The Christ,” Victor Flemming’s “Joan of Arc,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” from Frank Capra.
Just another day in paradise!