Multiple liberal outlets have trashed the new film Sound of Freedom as “QAnon-adjacent” and “fit for QAnon” in recent days, descriptions that relegate the film about human trafficking to fodder for conspiracy theorists.

Both U.K. publication The Guardian and website Jezebel claimed that the film starring Jim Caviezel, which was based on the true story of a U.S. Homeland Security agent rescuing two young children from human traffickers in South America, was attached to QAnon, a right-wing community that has been accused of buying into fringe conspiracy theories.

Although the film, produced by Angel Studios and released over the July 4 holiday, never engages in such conspiracy theories while exposing the underbelly of the real underground sex slave trade, both outlets linked the film to fringe right-wing extremists in an attempt to discredit it and its box-office success.

The Guardian did not pull any punches in its review of the film. Its headline read, “Sound of Freedom: the QAnon-adjacent thriller seducing America” and the piece itself began by trying to rationalize why the film wasn’t as successful over the holiday as it was portrayed in the media, and then detailed its link to the conspiracy world.

It stated, “But for a fleeting moment this past Fourth of July, while the intended audience of Indiana Jones’ 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 pedophiles make clear, the truth doesn’t have too much purchase around these parts….”

Sound of Freedom producer Eduardo Verastegui recently spoke to Fox News about the Guardian’s piece, claiming it’s part of “a lot of distractions out there” trying to get the public’s attention off the film. He claimed, “They’re trying to take this movie away from theaters.”

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