Even the Sudanese orphans, whose plight is, after all, the film's reason for being, are presented as a grievous backdrop to Childers's calisthenics. They are poster-art children, framed to elicit our maximum sympathy.
Thats exactly what I think every time I see that Sarah McLauchlan SPCA ad.
Obviously a film (or commercial) will center around it's main focus - the preacher in this case. Your negative view on this fact (on this movie in particular I'm sure) only reveals that you believe that the source of the sympathy is disingenuous (I wonder how you would review a fictional shoot-em-up action movie where the sympathy actually is disingenuous). Which in most cases, it is. But I'd hardly say that someone willing to risk their own life to save others has questionable motives. More likely, you disagree with the man's methods. Maybe some more UN food drops or charity fundraisers would solve the problem, eh? ... Or ... maybe you are questioning the motives of the wrong people.
Sep 24 - 06:20 PM