Skip to comments.God, Guns, and Grit: Why America Needs The Reliant (movie)
Posted on 10/02/2019 8:26:23 AM PDT by Perseverando
The Reliant, an action film coming to select theaters on October 24, is not a typical faith-based film and the secular community is taking notice. It was made apparent when the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an R rating. Although it had no foul language or sex scenes, and less violence than Disney movies given a PG-13 rating, the screenwriter and producer of the film, Dr. J. P. Johnston, had to appeal to the MPAA to get it changed. The hate mail the producers have received and the trash articles written by those opposed to the films nod to the right-to-keep-and-bear-arms is a hint of the size of the stronghold The Reliant is trying to tackle. The entertainment site, AV Club, wrote a review with the title, Watch Kevin Sorbo Fight Antifa in This Bat@#$% Trailer. When the mainstream powers that be come out in full force against a faith-based film, thats when you know this movie is going to have real impact.
Christian films often are either ignored or summarily dismissed by the secular entertainment community. So why is The Reliant, starring Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth, and Eric Roberts, already rattling Hollywood and secular entertainments cages? The synopsis:
Economic collapse causes widespread rioting and social unrest, leaving a lovesick 19-year-old girl struggling to care for her siblings in a stretch of woods bordered by lawless anarchy, wondering why a good God would let this happen.
When asked what prompted Dr. Johnston to create the film he said, Theres a huge debate going on in this country about gun rights. Typically, when theres a mass shooting, the Left wants to disarm everyone while the Christian right wants to offer prayers for the victims and defend the constitutional right to keep-and-bear-arms.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Even though this movie flies in the face of the left, it has received numerous awards, and not just at faith-based festivals, but secular film festivals: Best Score and Best Producer at the Freedom Festival International, and Best Action Film at the Out of the Can Film Festival in England. They recorded their score at the prestigious Abbey Road studios in London, and their composer James Everingham just completed a project for NatGeo, Apollo: Mission to the Moon, collaborating with none other than renowned Academy-Award winning composer Hans Zimmer. In addition, they received more than two dozen nominations at several secular as well as Christian film festivals.
Second Amendment rights, faith in God, traditional family values -- these are things Hollywood now openly mocks. Hollywood studios are one of the most powerful forces in shaping the culture, and they publicly berate those who disagree with their leftist ideology. However, slowly but surely, faith-based movies like The Reliant are influencing the culture in the opposite direction -- for courageous faith, for God-given rights, and for liberty. This movie is going to make waves for all the right reasons and it is exactly the film that is needed right now in America.
I just watched the trailer....
It’s difficult to find out what the movie is actually all about from it.
Why are the good guys the good guys?
Who are the bad guys?
Just came across your thread now, when I was searching for movies.
Sorbo is a good actor. It’s good that he lends his talent and his name to these movies.
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