Monday, June 29, 2009


Movie review: Amazing Grace

The movie is about William Wilberforce who was practically a one man abolition movement (at least in the British Parliment). He slowly gains supporters and figures out a way to destroy the slave trade (by allowing pirates to attack slave ships).

In spite of his wealth and power, he choose to take up the cause of the enslaved and lived by example of doing God's work as a politician. And it didn't take a revolution (aka France) nor civil war (War of Southern Oppression) to set the slaves free. A powerful movie on how one man, with vision and supporters, can make a difference.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009


Movie review: Gran Torino

Movie spoiler alert: if you haven't watched it, don't read this post if you want to retain the surprise ending. The movie is R rated for four letter words and some blood/violence. And smoking, of cource.

What they called "manly" in the movie was a bit funny but forgetable enough.

The hero, Walt Kowalski, shows what real men do: take care of the bad guys, protect the innocents and leave a positive legacy. In this story Walt dies heroically, but with an asterisk since he knew he was terminally ill. We all die but one's willingness to die for other(s) shouldn't be conditioned by how soon we are expected to die.

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