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Gerard Butler Kicks Ass For The Lord In MACHINE GUN PREACHER!

Nordling here.

Honestly, hadn't heard of this movie until a week or so ago, but it's got a decent pedigree and it looks entertaining.  Inspirational films like this will probably be coming more and more and I'd be aurprised if this didn't do well.  But could you imagine Jason Statham making a movie like this?  He'd proably stab a crucifix into someone's eye.  Here's the trailer for MACHINE GUN PREACHER:

Nordling, out.

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  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Who gives a Christ

    by Klytus_I.m_Bored

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    ill be happy when...

    by misterfurly

    gerard butler stops being cast as leading men...he fukcing suckkkkkkkkks.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome. Even better that it's a true story.

    by CodeName

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I reckon

    by SquireWamba

    it's odd to hear him with a southern accent...some actors it doesn't bother me, but others...I guess he'll always be Hiccup's Dad to me. :)

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Cool--but did Harry like Planet of the Apes?

    by tomandshell

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Butler, just stop with the sorry American accent

    by Durendal

    He's never been able to pull it off. Hell, he couldn't even pull off an English accent in Phantom without a little Scottish brogue leaking through. He just can't pull it off or make it consistent. Just be a goddamned Scot in your movies, man.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    So he just up and goes to Africa?

    by CherryValance

    Because of Jesus? I dunno. I'm kinda vaguely interested because I can't imagine why anyone would do such a thing. Makes me think of the Book of Mormon actually. I didn't get to see it, but I got the soundtrack. You guys should listen to it if you haven't. Why would there be more inspirational movies coming tho? And wouldn't stabbing someone in the eye with a Crucifix kinda defeat the purpose? btw, the Boromir statue, in the sideshow collectibles ad, is kinda sassy with his hair all blown out like that.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Gerard rocks!

    by Flip63Hole

    He makes even the sucky films he's in enjoyable, and his performance in Rocknrolla always puts a smile on my face. One of my faves!

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST


    by SpaghettiWall


  • Because they're so primitive, you know, can never seem to get their shit together. Good thing they have the white man to fly in and save the day. Too bad other black countries in Africa are chasing white people out. Oh well.

  • Figures

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Teabaggers must be pleased

    by PTSDPete

    With this shit. How the hell is THIS 'inspirational' ?

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by ShiftyEyedDog

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 3:28 a.m. CST

    @ptsdpete - How is it inspirational?

    by grandmoffpenis

    A man taking a stand and fighting to reclaim stolen children despite the odds against him, all the while running an orphanage....AND it's about a REAL guy that REALLY does this in REAL life. Seriously? That doesn't inspire you in the slightest? Do you not have a soul? And what does politics have to do with it? Good Lord, man.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 5:32 a.m. CST

    No scene in which he shouts...

    by endust

    THIS... IS... AFRICA!!!

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Filmed partially in Michigan

    by thepoohguy

    A friend of mine was an extra. Watch for Oscar talk for Gerard Butler for this one...

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    True story

    by Dazzler69

    I did hear the guy on Mancow a few times. They put him over the top in this but still pretty cool. And he's rockin a beard again! He should always have a beard in the movies. His face never looks right w/o one.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    How many accents is Butler going for in this film?

    by buggerbugger

    I say three, although I'm open to the idea that there could be a few more, depending on whether or not the movie's actual running time is much longer than that two-minute trailer.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Extra cheese and ham - Butler is Bullock with a gun

    by melonman

    Rubbing his knees for Blind Side style Oscar glory. You can smell the desperation. Also, there was an article in The Times about the real Angel - who had a falling out with Butler and was kicked off the set of the movie. Seems like he doesn't think Gerry's hard enough in real life.

  • That's the first Gerard Butler vehicle I felt the slightest twinge of interest in during the trailer. More disturbing is how many psychos think they have to barf their political agendas all over the talkbacks.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    remember Blind Side, spaghettiwall?

    by theBigE

    Did that make over 5 mill? Heck, even Kirk Cameron's religious fireman movie made $30 mill. Marketed correctly, Butler could have a huge hit here - conservative audiences love this stuff. A have a movie owner friend in an extremely rural area - Blind Side and Gran Torino were two of his biggest grossers of the past decade. They'll love this film.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Tonight...we dine in Darfur!!!

    by kidicarus

    Too late?

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Proud to be a Political Shitbag

    by LesterDelRay

    Sorry, but I don't find the story of a lying, psychotic, egomaniac gun runner "inspiring", even if he did manage to accidentally do some good along the way. "True story"? Haven't any of you seen enough movies to know what a load of baloney "true stories" are? "If Jesus came back, and saw what's going on in his name, he'd never stop throwing up."

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I smell double feature

    by dukeroberts

    Machine Gun Preacher and Hobo with a Shotgun. Next? Nun with a 9mm.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Butler Should've Taken Lessons to Hide the Scottish Accent

    by frakthetoasters

    He tried, he really did, to mute out his natural Scottish accent but in some words and phrases you can hear it in the trailer. James McAvoy in the movie THE CONSPIRATOR hid his accent so well he was a believable American.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Not at all what I was expecting. Looks cool!

    by Jeffrey

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Looks Good!!

    by Bobby Stryker

    Just been watching interviews on youtube with the real Sam Childers - really is inspiring stuff. I think Butler is underrated - glad to see him finally do something with some more depth. Looking forward to seeing this.

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by Veraxus

    This looks AWESOME

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Looks AMAZING

    by lukasman

    Im sold... Cant believe this is a true story. Makes me feel useless...

  • Aug. 19, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    re: lesterdelray

    by RevDanTheMan

    ... that bdkeller write up is a classic hatchet job... do your own research and find out the TRUE inspiring story of the Machine Gun Preacher...

  • Why settle for 'Nun With a 9mm' when you can have 'Nude Nuns With Big Guns'?