No respectable Christian will watch this movie because it is filled with violence, filthy disgusting language and cursing from beginning to almost the very end. I, however, am not a respectable Christian. I rather stand with the Apostle Paul in his view of Christianity. “We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor.” 1Corinthians 4:10
I am therefore able to give you the run down on this amazing movie, described by Genre as a ‘Psychological Thriller’ on its facebook page.
The main character, played by Joe Anderson, is a very troubled and violent young man who gets out of prison and he is riding in a truck with his arm out the window, feeling the freedom of the wind with his hand. Looking around at the scenery, he makes a comment about the goodness of the world in a way that brings to mind God’s first impression of it as recorded in Genesis chapter 1.
Everything really takes a turn for the worse when he kills a policeman in a routine traffic stop and unleashes his inner beast. Fleeing from police pursuit, he ends up at a house where Mr. Walker, played by Danny Glover, lives and where the greatest exchange of the movie begins.
Mr. Walker, also an ex-convict, prides himself on his ability to win a battle with his intellect and with his mind. He continues to work on the violent, abusive, cursing young man by suggesting to him all the ways in which they are alike and have in common such as ‘no affection for cops’.
In one of their conversations, he discovers that the young man has been recruited by a white supremacy group that rules from the prison he was in, and that he considers the leader of that group to be the savior who has given him a purpose for his life, a purpose he says he will never be willing to give up.
That would seem to be the end of their unlikely relationship until the house is surrounded by police, and in their last conversation, with the young man’s gun to his face, Mr. Walker professing no fear, berates him thoroughly by making him face up to who he really is and that’s when something so unexpected happens that should cause anyone to agree that Jesus has walked into the room.
After the angry young man sticks his revolver into Mr. Walker’s mouth in a last ditch effort to strike fear into him he changes his mind and falls down on the floor across the room in a pathetic heap. Crying and sobbing, he places the revolver in his own mouth. You are never sure if he will pull the trigger or not right up until Mr. Walker timidly approaches him and pulls the gun out of his mouth at which time the young man with tears of repentance, receives possibly the only genuine hug he has ever had.
I’m not going to encourage you to watch this movie, but I’ll save the very end for those of you who will. May the grace, mercy and compassion of Christ be with you and guide you in all your ways. To God be the glory and honor and praise forever and ever and ever! Amen. Hallelujah!