Friday, July 18, 2014

Persecuted, the movie - a review

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  I don't usually watch movies, either at home or in cinemas, but when I do, I do so mostly due because a shared family experience is much more valuable than any possible entertainment value.  In fact, this year I have shattered my own attendance record by having watched Noah, America and now Persecuted.

The film stars a number of other recognizable actors as well, including James Remar of TV's Dexter, Bruce Davidson of the X-Men films, Dean Stockwell of Quantum Leap and even Fox News star host Gretchen Carlson.

The film depicts the actions of two of the most powerful politicians in the country launching a war against Christians proclaiming that America is no longer a Christian nation, echoing the words of President Obama, in favor of a world religion.

Standing in their way is a pesky evangelist John Luther, who refuses to get on board  with the world religion stuff and pays the price:  he gets framed for murder, so that his long time assistant can be used as a puppet to advance the state's objectives. Later, Luther's own father is assassinated by the secret service to recover evidence that proves Luther's innocence.

Luther takes his father's advice and keeps getting up every time he is knocked down.

The film is a dramatic fictional thriller with a plausible story line that feeds into a good number of conspiracy theories.  Compared to Noah and America, this movie is fast moving. To be clear, it is not NCIS or CSI - that is, forget about forensics, DNA collection, and certainly it is not typical Hollywood.

If you love Hollywood movies, you will probably not like persecuted.  If you are a far lefty, you will probably not like this movie.  Otherwise, you are good to go.

View the movie trailer here:

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