While Hubs was out Saturday evening, I watched a movie called End of the Spear. In my ‘approaching middle aged‘ state, I can no longer watch things that are completely dark and disturbing (as if that was ever really a good idea, but, hey, I was young and hip and trying to figure this whole gig out). Anyhoo, this quest for not completely morally bereft films, led me to End of the Spear last night. And I think I really liked it. It is based on a true story of 5 Christian missionaries in Ecuador who wanted to make contact with the Waodani tribe, a violent people whose lives are dominated by revenge killings. The story that unfolds after they do make contact completely changes both groups of people forever.
There was an earlier documentary released about this story called ‘Beyond the Gates of Splendor,’ which I think I will watch next. I liked that this movie didn’t try too hard to tie everything up neatly in a nice little box, yet there is still redemption and transformation in the plot. You can see moments in the film that are ‘only God.’
While on my quest, I have watched several films that are not completely morally bereft, but, how shall we say, not entirely artistically satisfying. I thought this movie did a good job of being both.
Got any other movie recommendations for me?