‘The Masked Saint’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
The Masked Saint follows the journey of former professional wrestler Chris Samuels, who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor.
When the pastor witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, the Pastor must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor.
Inspired by true events, The Masked Saint is based on the highly popular book of the same name by Chris Whaley . It was filmed entirely in Northern Ontario, and features icons of the screen like Diahann Carroll and ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper alongside stars Brett Granstaff and Lara Jean Chorostecki.
After interviewing Chris Whaley & Brett Granstaff I have to admit I was looking forward to watching this movie and I was NOT disappointed. All this from one who is NOT a fan of any sports, least of all wrestling.
Normally I focus on a few highlights but this movie was different. It was all around inspiring, especially loved the fact that it was inspired by true events.
This movie includes some humor with reality checks for the professed Christian. The dangers of judgment and pride especially.
Couldn’t help but wonder how many people are out there that would be willing to take a stand against evil as was portrayed several times.
There is 1 scene that was, by far, my favorite and it takes place in the church where a line is drawn. This really touched me and I pray that all Christians will remember this and show mercy and forgiveness in similar situations. God’s mercy is a totally undeserved gift. Let’s grant that wherever we go!
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