Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Cal Thomas Reviews End of the Spear
Cal Thomas (a well-known conservative columnist) has just posted his review of the movie End of the Spear on Townhall.com. He gives it a glowing endorsement. Here is his conclusion:

All films carry messages ("Brokeback Mountain" is not just a movie about cowboys). In recent years, with some notable exceptions, many of those messages have appealed to our lower nature. "End of the Spear" is not only a true story, but also a compelling one. For those, like me, who have longed to go to movies that are uplifting instead of bottom feeding, this is one of the best.

"End of the Spear" is the latest in a steadily growing number of films that are taking on culture on its own turf. Instead of cursing darkness, more independent producers are beginning to make good movies (do not confuse "good" in content with bad in execution) containing positive messages.

This is a story that is not only worth retelling, but is worth emulating. A liberal neighbor of mine has a sign in his yard that reads, "War is not the answer." We can debate that, but we can't debate reconciliation as the answer. It works, as this marvelous movie so beautifully and breathtakingly demonstrates.


I, for one, look forward to seeing this movie. And if it is as good as Thomas claims, I hope other Christians will watch it as well (even with the controversy brewing around Chad Allen).

 
posted at 11:00 AM  
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1 Comments:
At 4:55 PM, Blogger -Belinda said...

I can't wait to see this film. I have read much about the event in history and I am looking forward to seeing it come to life on the big screen. I also look forward to seeing Christ glorified through it as well. I don't agree with Mr. Allen's lifestyle but I am called to love the sinner not the sin. That is how God the Father and Christ have loved me!!
The reviews I have been reading say that the film is very well done, and who knows, the seed that may move Mr. Allen to repentance may have been sowed or will be sown as a result of his involvement in this film.

 

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