close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

"Machine Gun Preacher" on Netflix...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vart, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. vart

    vart

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Messages:
    13,648
    Likes Received:
    4,453
    Location:
    The Palouse
    Resisted watching it for a while since I don't find movies about African injustices very compelling.

    But it kept coming up on suggestions and it got pretty good reviews, so I caved...

    It was good. Actually pretty darn good with solid acting and based on a true story.

    Worth watching.
     
  2. FCastle88

    FCastle88

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,851
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    PA
    I thought it was OK, nothing particularly special. To be frank, the main character came across as an a-hole to his wife and kid.
     

  3. md2lgyk

    md2lgyk

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,569
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    WV
    I saw it a while back. Actually quite good IMO.
     
  4. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,222
    Likes Received:
    423
    Location:
    Lovin Sparks Nv!
    I was right there with you Vart...

    And it is a good flick!

    I'll probably watch it again before too long...
     
  5. Glock!9

    Glock!9

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2001
    Messages:
    3,222
    Likes Received:
    60
    Location:
    South Eastern PA
    Same for me but I watched it and it was good IMO.
    Unless your cold hearted or racist it is hard not to feel for those kids in Africa.
    They did not choose their race, birth country or parents anymore than any of us.
    They are victims of a horrible cruel world.
     
  6. audiomechanic

    audiomechanic

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2012
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kansas City, KS
    Yup, good movie indeed.
     
  7. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    6,927
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Smyrna, GA
  8. mac66

    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 1999
    Messages:
    7,005
    Likes Received:
    1,299
    Location:
    Blue Planet
    The real "Machine Gun Preacher" isn't quite the Hollywood hero he is made out to be. Never the less, the movie was interesting. There is a documentary on the guy if you want to know the real story.