Thursday, July 05, 2007

Rambo 4

As my son Jon says, tongue-in-cheek, "None of us is man enough to watch this movie." It's interesting how Sylvester Stallone attempts to express his newfound seriousness about his Christian faith in film. I suppose -- as my other son, Christopher, says -- that this is where the "saving Christian missionaries in Burma" plotline comes in -- and perhaps he couldn't quite go after the jihadis without the Hollywood PC-police jumping down his throat. Still, the recitation of the Franciscan prayer beseeching God to make one "an instrument of Thy peace" in the context of the slaughter of warfare is a bit wrenching, to say the least. Not to speak of Rambo's line, as true as it may be, that "when you're pushed . . . killing is easier than breathing."

Rambo 4 trailer

[Hat tip to C.B.]

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