Last week I saw Africa United. This is a moving film based on a group of African friends making their way from Rwanda to the World Cup in South Africa. The characters are well developed. The plot is a little far-fetched. The humour is gentle. The themes are thought-provoking. The Irish Times gave this film three stars. I think it just about deserves four.
Today I saw R.E.D. This stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous. It centres around some former C.I.A. agents (and friends) who find themselves being hunted by a C.I.A. assassin. I did enjoy this film but thought that its characters felt shallow. The Christian Spotlight people gave this an 'average' morality rating. I actually thought that the violence was over-the-top and pointless. I didn't think there was much with this one. I would only give it two stars.