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Accurate Portrayal of Military Man's Noble Character
on February 24, 2013
I initially became interested in this film because it was reviewed and recommended on ChurchMilitant.tv as a picture that positively portrays the Catholic Church (rare in today's mainstream media) and because it has an interesting, action-filled story line. Admittedly, it was not the best action movie I've ever seen. The action tended to be of a slower pace. The movie was more about the selflessness of the heroes than about wow-ing the audience with car chases or shoot-em-up fight scenes, though there are a some of those.
My favorite aspect of the film is the true-to-life portrayal of the heart of a military man in Bruce Willis's character. I have had the privilege of knowing a fair number of military officers, and their kind and generous spirits coupled with their unwavering readiness to give their lives for the good and the beautiful is one of the greatest inspirations in my life. I was glad to see these qualities of the best-of-the-best military man portrayed in the movie. Most people never know about the sacrifices these men make and it was refreshing to see it portrayed in a beautifully and faithfully written film.
I would recommend this picture to anyone who wants to know the noble heart of a military man, to anyone who wants to see the courage and total abandonment of self of Catholic missionaries in the field, and to anyone who wants a great action movie that has a plot with substance and intellectually-satisfying dimension.