Machine Gun Preacher – Trailer

Machine Gun Preacher is the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing criminal who undergoes an astonishing transformation and finds an unexpected calling as the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children.

Looks promising.  Hopefully there’s more action than drama.

In theaters Sept. 23

11 COMMENTS

JUMP DOWN ↓ TO ADD ANOTHER

That one guy September 10, 2011 at 12:50 am

This sounds awesome, and i can think of a dozen people who would love to see it. PIRACY POWERS ACTIVATE.

Reply

Josh September 10, 2011 at 06:00 am

This does look pretty interesting, and this guy’s story is worth reading:

http://www.machinegunpreacher.org/about-sam-childers/

Reply

45er September 10, 2011 at 10:08 am

“Why don’t you fight the evil in this place your way, and let me fight it mine.”

Exactly. I’m going to see this.

Reply

Mr Maigo September 10, 2011 at 01:22 pm

Go to Africa, shoot black people. It’s a love story really.

Reply

Matt G. September 10, 2011 at 04:16 pm

This looks good. Though I also fear there will be too much drama and not enough action.

Reply

soless September 10, 2011 at 08:32 pm

I found out afterwards that this is based on a true story. But before that I was thinking that it was a rip off of 24. Regardless, it looks like it’s going to be good.

Reply

Jeff September 10, 2011 at 08:55 pm

I read the guy’s bio on his site, he’s probably one of them most unique people out there

Reply

Legacy September 10, 2011 at 09:40 pm

As long as at least one person gets kicked in the chest by Gerard butler, the movie will be worth it. No matter how overly dramatic it may get.

Reply

Frank September 11, 2011 at 03:30 pm

I read the profile for this guy when I heard about the movie about 2 months ago or so.

The only thing that bothers me is whether or not his journey, in the film or otherwise, is genuinely worth the sacrifice. Or is it that he can justify his anger through “doing good”? Personally I do believe no one should be “murdered” or enslaved.

Yet sometimes I wonder about these films or people. “My blood-lust is okay because I can improve someone else’s life.” Those kinds of mentality, but not limited to, seem to be why vigilantism is considered heroic.
When in reality the sacrifice is not that much, at least not to someone like Bill Gates (average amount of money donated versus actual income).

Will I want to see it, yes I will. I hope my bias turns off long enough to enjoy it.

Reply

What-do-I-know-anyway? September 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

Ya know, this looks like a movie worth going to see. I suppose I differ from some of you who are worried there won’t be enough action… I think that the story behind the action will make it a better movie, not the other way around.

Frank, I agree with you… a little. I don’t like it when people are murdered. However, when you’ve got guys fighting for drug lords (who typically don’t have humanitarian goals in mind), I don’t have any problem with somebody going up and taking them down. Or possibly I’m responding in ignorance because I didn’t read the bio on the real guy’s story…

Reply

Josh September 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

I’m not concerned about there not being enough action either; I want to see the story. If I want action, I’ll go watch something starring Jason Statham (I have been seeing commercials for the movie Killer Elite with him though, and it looks decent, even though it claims to be based on a true story and that seems to be highly contested).

Reply

LEAVE A COMMENT:

Previous post:

Next post: