This latest Tom Cruise film is all about fighting nasty looking alien creatures who are a lethal conglomeration of vicious tumbleweed-like masses of tentacles that destroy everything in sight. Fair enough. A worthy opponent.
But the premise of the movie is that Tom’s character gets killed almost immediately in the film, and the blood of one of the high-ranking tumbleweed aliens splashes on him, rendering him, well, able to die each day and come back to life. Really. Hence, the subtitle: “Live, Die, Repeat.” I won’t spoil the ending of the movie, but it certainly met my basic requirement of at least a dozen explosions. Here’s a short clip:
The idea of “Live, Die, Repeat,” however, caught my attention. The Bible says, “Everyone has to die once, then face the consequences” (Heb. 9:27 The Message). The old King James Bible puts it: “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”
“Live, Die, Face God’s Judgment,” that’s the biblical picture. And that’s why I’m so glad Jesus came — to rescue me from God’s righteous wrath. How about you?