Iron Wil on John Dillinger and Perseverance

Chat about John Dillinger and perseverance. Conviction and Commitment become your strength and stay. Comments on 7 Pounds with Will Smith. It is a moving and powerful film. Jim Carey demonstrated belief in himself with his 10 Million Dollar check.

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7lbs . . . of Principles

I watched Seven Pounds last night with my SIL and it was [again] a beautiful and brilliant film.  I have seen the movie 3 times now and still it gets me every time.  I don’t condone suicide; but I understand the torment that Ben goes through in the progress of his decision making.

It was very hard to see Ben arrive at the decision to take his own life so that others could live.  He obviously viewed the deaths of 7 people as murder.  He felt personally responsible to those individuals and the only way he could ‘repair’ the damage is to give life to someone that is dying.  To see Ben live and be committed to a goal and do the hard thing is amazing.  I don’t think many people in our country understand the kind of commitment that it takes to live your principles and stick to them even if it kills you.

This movie, despite the suicide, is easily one of my favorite movies and sits with HERO and Remember the Titans as a fantastic movie of principle and living a principle centered life.

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Legendary?

I just finished “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson, I expected it to end differently and be different from the movie.  What I didn’t expect was that it would be a total rewrite of the original story.  It was a good book and I like the movie much more than book.  I sure hope that Richard Matheson doesn’t get upset about that.

I have to give Will Smith lots of credit for making that movie and delivering on that story.  I can see why it was rewritten for the American public, we like our heroes to live and crush the enemy.  They also made the story much more heart warming and tender.  I don’t know if that was for the women that would be watching the movie with their husbands or because it made it a better story.  I am going with the better story.

See the movie!  It is fantastic!!!