Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 66 An Afternoon Thunderstorm High 73)
We saw a couple really good movies last week. First was the rebooting of the "Death Wish" franchise starring Bruce Willis.
Dr. Paul Kersey (played by Bruce Willis) is a trauma surgeon in Chicago so you know he has seen the aftermath of the city's record breaking violence. After a tragic home invasion involving his wife and daughter and then a chance encounter in the emergency room with one of those responsible Kersey then becomes obsessed with vigilante justice to all involved. As the death toll increases there is a talk radio debate going on whether Kersey is a guardian angel or just his nickname, "Grim Reaper".
Fans of the Charles Bronson version from the 70s will like this movie and we did for sure. Don't be scared off by the bad reviews as we feel that most of them are motivated by more than the acting, directing and writing.
The other movie we saw was "I Can Only Imagine".
Telling the backstory of the triple platinum song of the same name. Bart Millard (played by J. Michael Finley) says he wrote the words in 10 minutes and it took 10 minutes to add music to it but in reality it took a lifetime to compose. Bart is about 10 years old with an abusive father (played excellently by Dennis Quaid) when his mother leaves Bart to deal with his father alone whom he has described as a monster.
Bart leaves after high school to pursue a musical career. Taking some time off after a major disappointment Bart goes home and cannot believe how his father has been transformed by faith and his impending death from cancer. The father/son relationship is healed before the father's death after which Bart writes the song about imagining what it would be like to be in heaven with Jesus.
This is really a good movie that we can't recommend highly enough.
We haven't seen many movies lately because we have been told that some stars do not want us as fans.
Till next time,
Bob and Jo