Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) is a drug
dealing criminal who undergoes a transformation after he gets out of prison. He
finds God, starts his own construction company, and decides to go on a mission to Uganda and Sudan
(in East Africa. He finds the war ton conditions in Sudan
appalling and how it orphans the children. He starts his own church and
begins a mission to build an orphanage in Sudan. In his struggle to protect the children, he wages a back and forth war against notorious war criminal Kony
and the LDF. He undertakes dangerous missions to rescue kidnapped
children and restore the humanity to their lives.
MACHINE GUN PREACHER is based on the true
story of Sam Childers. It is a moving film about one’s man journey
to save his soul and save others from the horrors others would inflict on them. Sam
struggles to keep the Sudan mission going from waging a fight
to get the money to support it, keep alive when Kony’s forces wage a battle to destroy the orphanage and kill Childers,
and keep his family together. He gets sucked into the mission as his battle
is also around him and inside himself. MACHINE GUN PREACHER is a remarkable story
which shows what horrors we ignore around the world and the efforts a few like Childers accomplish against the odds.
MAKING THE MUSIC FOR MACHINE GUN PREACHER-
a behind-the-scenes look at the how the music was created for the film.
Also on the disc is the original theatrical
trailer in addition to previews for other releases coming from 20th Century Fox.
FINAL ANALYSIS: MACHINE GUN PREACHER is an interesting true story about a man who finds a mission and won’t give
up on it. Thankfully, it doesn’t focus too much on the religion and
it is centered on Childers’ mission to save kids in Sudan.
This DVD review is (c)6-7-2012 David Blackwell
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