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Notice of the new Logan (X-Men) movie from Fox/ Marvel

March 09th, 2017 by Bruce Charlton

(No spoilers.)

First of all: This is a 15 certificate movie and thoroughly deserves it! There is a lot of bad swearing and nasty, explicit, close-up violence.

BUT if you have appreciated some of the previous X-Men movies then you will not want to miss this one – which follows several themes from the first movie incarnations (before the recent alternative-timeline ‘reboot’ with new Xavier and Magneto actors), and brings them to a satisfying closure.

And the reason I write about it here is that there is a strong implicit theme of repentance and redemption in several character arcs; and several explicit and positive┬áChristian references – at the beginning, middle and end.

(This may – perhaps? – have something to do with the fact that the lead actor – Hugh Jackman – is apparently publicly a Christian, from an evangelical home.)

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March 09th, 2017 04:19:11
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David Balfour
March 9, 2017

Apparently we can also look forward to see him play St Paul in an upcoming movie! I love it when I see a pro-Christian message in a film or media or upheld by a prominent public figure! I pray there will be many more in these modern times. God knows we need it!

http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-morris/hugh-jackman-im-christian-and-i-dedicate-every-performance-god


David Balfour
March 9, 2017

Incidentally, for those who may be interested, I would also highly recommend this mini-series as a very moving and compelling retelling of Acts to those who have not seen it. I found the eventual conversion of the roman centurion Cornelius particularly powerful and a reminder of the awesome power of repentance and the forgiveness and grace of God to act on the human heart. Even the current wretched state of modern man is still within the offered embrace of our patient and eternally loving heavenly father:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.D._The_Bible_Continues


Bruce Charlton
March 9, 2017

I too have watched (with my then 16 yr old son) the ‘AD’ series based-on Acts of the Apostles (although with quite a few changes and additions – and core casting of variable effectiveness: sometimes superb, other times not) and overall regard it as well worth watching – and at times, as David says, very powerful.

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