Friday, August 19, 2011
"Machine Gun Preacher." No, really. That's what they called this.
FWIW, I feel genuinely envious of anyone whose soul is intact enough to look at that poster and not immediately assume that it's a parody of something. It's the kid that does it - I cannot look at this and not think "You have GOT to be kidding."
I'm sorry. I feel kinda bad about shitting on this because the real guy it's based on sounds like a "real deal" hero, and if there's ONE decent function of religion it's inspiring guys like this to do this sort of thing... but the poster? The trailer? Everything from the dramatic-rise-from-baptism shot to the title to the poster to the very presence of Gerard "We Couldn't Afford Jason Statham" Butler screams 'unintended parody' to me.