Alert! Spoilers are ahead if you have not read the book or seen the movie.
Another film--another controversy: Miraculous Bastards is the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino and it's already riled his critics. In this story, time travelers try to rescue Anne Frank before she dies of typhus in a German concentration camp.
Jewish groups and the Vatican have fiercely criticized the new movie based on the book by Nikos Kazantzakis, author of The Last Temptation Of Christ and Zorba The Greek.
The controversy revolves around several of the plot lines in the book and movie. First it's revealed that Anne Frank is carrying the baby of a German officer. Later, Frank eludes her rescuers and shockingly returns to the father of her child. Eventually we learn she was working as a double agent and helping the Allies all along.
In typical fashion, Tarantino belittled a USA Today reporter for asking about the controversial aspects of the story saying, "People don't bring these issues up when someone films or performs Shakespeare. Why should everyone else be held to a different standard? You see the same kinds of plot lines, betrayal, incest and murder, they're all standard in Shakespeare's plays."
Sales of the book Miraculous Bastards have spiked since the release of the movie. The book briefly made the New York Times bestseller list when first published in 1979.