John McClain, Morphing Cars and Driscoll

Last week I had the blessing to hang out with my fellow Light of Life Interns several times. One moment was when we went out to watch Live Free or Die Hard. I highly recommend seeing this one - it is definitely better than any of the past three. The script has a lot less swearing in it (a flaw in the previous 3!) and has several very good messages in it (family, being a father, loyalty). In the end as the credits roll by you think.... John McClain is the man.

other movies to watch:
TRANSFORMERS in 2 days!!! I played with these as a kid, watched the cartoons. First as they were sweet drawings then when they were 3-d and computer generated... I think i just admitted watching cartoons when I was 12.

PS. Book review of Driscoll's coming up in the next few days and more thoughts on church and the gospel. It is a good book, good questions are raised, but I don't like his conclusions, and methodology.


Tim said...

Plugged In says it still has about 100 profanities... I think I'll be skipping this one.


Robbie said...

I hear ya buddy. Though swearing and violence are things that dont bug me in movies. It shows the screen writer's (and script) poor vocabulary.

On the note of Plugged In. I recognize Focus on the Family's huge political agenda and inconsistent stance when it comes to politics and culture. And I'll leave it at that. You personally know I don't swear, and in Hollywood these days you are hard pressed to find quality action movies. (there are exceptions)

Less Become The :x said...

I haven't liked focus on the family since i took a worldviews course in highschool. They (FoF) make so many assumptions w/o telling their audience what their stances are on the actual issues, then proceed to summarize whatever they review against this subtext worldview and simply tell you that what they've found measures up or not. You're never told why the measures were selected in the first place. It's all taken for granted.

I feel focus on the family completely missed the message, and instead evaluated each of the elements used to express that message on a stand alone basis, which of course won't ever measure up to standards that are never justified, creating (which was not there in the first place) a view in their audience that elements such as "cussing" or violence are inherently wrong and immoral.

Tim said...

I'm not even discussing FotF's view of the film though. I'm referring to my own view of the film based on what the objective information FotF gives. In fact, I often don't read the entirety of their reviews but just read the objectives.
I get enough profanities from my coworkers, and I'd rather not have "entertainment" needlessly sharing more of them with me. I'll find "entertainment" elsewhere.