While Volume 2 of Guardians of the Galaxy is still a bit reluctant to part with its delinquent spirit and doubles down on its off-color humor, it makes a surprisingly powerful bid for matters of the heart.
There’s a movie you won’t see on this list. Fifty Shades of Grey comes out today, but I won’t be expounding on it in this list. There are at times films that we choose not to include in this feature because, quite simply, we don’t believe Christians would or should consider seeing them. This is one of those films. If, however, you want to know more about it, or why Christians should be opposed to it, this is a post I wrote at A Clear Lens, a Christian apologetics website that Nate, another one of our writers here, founded and continues to run. There are, however, some films you may also consider seeing.
Great ideas don’t always translate into great films.
I hate it when a trailer doesn’t really tell you what a movie’s about. The trailer for American Hustle is particularly bad about that. The IMDb description says “A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.” When you watch the trailer with that information, it looks like it could be a pretty good movie. It has a couple of caveats, though. It looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going to be portrayed in a very sexual manner. I really like her as an actress, so I’m afraid this movie might ruin my respect for her and her work. The second is that the rating advisory includes “pervasive language,” in addition to sexual content. It could be a very interesting movie, especially with these guys working for the FBI and getting caught in between the two worlds, not to mention the acting talent of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence; but it’s not going to be fit to see unedited.