A Bloody Flick

Our high school group is watching To End All Wars on Saturday night. The screenwriter, Brian Godawa, is Reformed, which I think is interesting; the story is based on the book by Ernest Gordon, who ended up being Dean of Chapel at Princeton for many years. The gospel story told by the movie (and make no mistake, it is a gospel story) is ultimately escapist (not surprisingly), but the themes of self-sacrifice and victory through submission and humility are wonderful to see.

The setting is necessarily raw. I would like to see more sophisticated stories than this one told by Christians, but I think the film is a great start in the right direction. In fact, it's a great flick, if necessary genre limitations are taken into account: perfect in the old-fashioned sense, perhaps.

Check out the screenwriter's site, he's got a great movie review blog.