The Left simply cannot allow Americans any genuine heroes. The ongoing campaign against Jim Caviezel and The Sound of Freedom is a demonstration:
Bramesco’s review of the movie is what we used to term “pissing on it from a great height.” He actually goes so far as to deny that child-trafficking operations exist. His disdain for the movie, its star, and those who consider it important is colorfully phrased, at least. But as is often the case with movies that champion heroism but displease the Powers That Be, audiences are flocking to the film and awarding it rave reviews.
We also have this equally vicious “review” from Rolling Stone’s Miles Klee, for emphasis:
Sound of Freedom…[is] a stomach-turning experience, fetishizing the torture of its child victims and lingering over lush preludes to their sexual abuse. At times I had the uncomfortable sense that I might be arrested myself just for sitting through it. Nonetheless, the mostly white-haired audience around me could be relied on to gasp, moan in pity, mutter condemnations, applaud, and bellow “Amen!” at moments of righteous fury, as when Ballard declares that “God’s children are not for sale.” They were entranced by what they clearly took for a searing exposé. Not even the occasional nasty coughing fit — and we had no shortage of those — could break the spell….
[I]t will surely do no good to point out Sound of Freedom‘s hackneyed white savior narrative. Or its wildly immature assumption that abused and traumatized children go right back to normal once the bad guys are in handcuffs. Or that it enforces stereotypes about trafficking that Angel Studios itself says are less than accurate. To the film’s intended viewers, these cannot be flaws — they’re the whole appeal.
Normal, decent people are aware of the child-trafficking problem. It’s been manifest at our southern border for some time now. Besides, they can appreciate a hero when they see one, whether in real life or on film. Why else would movies such as Top Gun: Maverick and Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 be packing ‘em in?
And while we’re on the subject of heroes, let’s not neglect to praise the courage and forthrightness of Riley Gaines:
Finally, we have a sports hero that doesn’t inherently degrade the word hero.
And yes: Jim Caviezel and Riley Gaines are both white and Christian. What an incredible surprise, eh, Gentle Readers?