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4.0 out of 5 stars Salvation's Wolf, 11 Mar. 2012
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This review is from: Machine Gun Preacher [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
The title of this film is plain bad and completely diminishes the film's true value. I would have called it something like Salvation's Wolf. Machine Gun Preacher sounds like a pulp fiction slapstick / tongue and cheek film ala Samuel L Jackson's 'Great vengeance and furious anger' speech. This is far from the gritty and painful film Machine Gun Preacher actually is. Imagne Blood Diamond meets The Mission (De Niro). It's a true story about Sam Childers, who is still putting his life on the line to protect children in Sudan, Africa.

I was absolutely drawn in and, at times, completely blown away. The film brings a powerful and sobering message that has never been more apt than now. While we Westerners moan about our mid credit crisis woes (me included), thousands of kids and families are being ruthlessly slaughtered, maimed and abused across Africa (and other parts of the world). We know it's happening, but so often turn a blind eye. Films like this are so important in moving us to take notice and action. The context of a film like this puts our lives into crystal clear perspective. We are very very lucky.

I support the actions of Sam Childers actions 100%. There is no amount of justice that can be levelled against these inhuman filth who cause so much pain and distress, that is enough to pay or what they've done. I wish here in the West, with so much moral decline eveywhere we turn, that we had the courage to deal such swift and finalistic punishment. We are too concerned with the human rights of those who wilfully, joyfully, repeatedly and violently destroy the lives of others. If people's actions are inhuman, they forgo their human rights in my book.

Machine Gun Preacher is about a man fighting for justice, much like Taken, Man on Fire or The Brave One, we route for the vigilante behaviour of the protagonist because it brings the promise of a better world for us and our children. With the system and governments failing to protect the individual freedoms of good hard-working people who just want to live and love, we need people like Sam Childers, people who can work outside the law and fix things quickly. People who are more self-less than most of us. If we wait for our leaders to act nothing will happen, except perhaps the destruction of another oil-rich country while claiming it's about freedom, or perhaps another of the endless scandals where politicians are caught with their hands (and well-fed faces) in the cookie jar.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2012 00:52:04 BDT
Varègue says:
Hi,
Are there subtitles? If yes what language? Thanks for your help!!

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 00:39:35 BDT
Thats a great review. The title of the film was chosen because that is how Sam is known in Sudan and here you can find more info at www.machinegunpreacher.com and follow Sam on twitter @machgunpreacher
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