Themes involving the Christian religion? Check. Filmed largely in the brownness of New Mexico? Check. Denzel Washington? Negative. I guess two out of three isn’t bad, but it isn’t good, either. Not that Paul Bettany is a bad actor — far from it. I like him. But there wasn’t much even an angel could do to save this flick.
In 1984, Hasbro created the Transformers toy line, based on a Japanese line of toys, and it was good. I mean, it must have been, since they still make them. There are conventions in their honor and video games about them. They’ve even been turned into a couple of TV shows and several major motion pictures. They can transform into anything!