BADLAND

"Justice, Love and Faith"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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What You Need To Know:

Set in the Wild West, BADLAND follows the story of detective Mathias Breecher, who’s hired to track down Confederate war criminals. Mathias comes across a woman named Sarah who’s taking care of her dying father, who’s repented of his evil ways. Sarah and Mathias spend time together and fall in love, which makes it more difficult for him to put himself in danger to catch criminals. Mathias leaves Sarah behind to serve justice, but this time he has reason to make it back.

BADLAND is captivating and keeps viewers engaged. The movie’s setting and music give it an “old wild west” feel. Also, the whole cast does a great job. BADLAND has a strong Christian, moral worldview that promotes family, love, faith, hope, prayer, and justice. A woman prays to God for hope in a mission, a man says he’s a man of God, and a man sacrifices his safety for another person’s life and safety. However, BADLAND contains an abundance of violence, brief anachronistic foul language, references to prostitution, and plenty of alcohol use. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution.

Content:

(CC, BB, VVV, S, N, L, AA, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Christian, moral worldview that promotes family, love, justice, hope, prayer, and faith, including a woman prays to God for hope in a mission, a man says he’s a man of God, and a man sacrifices his safety for a woman’s life and safety

Foul Language:
Six obscenities and no profanities

Violence:
Multiple shootouts, a fistfight, man bites another man’s arm during a fight, a man gets hit in the face with a bucket, a man kills someone by breaking their neck, a woman is shot at, a character is waterboarded, and a woman is beaten

Sex:
A woman and man kiss while he’s in a bathtub and prostitutes are shown in a bar

Nudity:
Upper male nudity

Alcohol Use:
Adults drink whiskey

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
A man smokes a cigar; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Kidnapping.

More Detail:

Set in the Wild West, BADLAND follows the story of a man hired to track down Confederate war criminals who travels throughout the west to track them down, but whose plans change when he falls for a pioneer woman. BADLAND has a strong Christian, moral worldview that promotes family, love, justice, faith, hope, prayer, and sacrifice, but contains an abundance of western violence, brief foul language and some light references to prostitution. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong and extreme caution.

BADLAND begins as a detective named Mathias Breecher has been hired to track down Confederate war criminals. He gets in a shootout with General Corbin and his men, but Mathias gets away and heads toward the next criminal.

When he arrives to a criminal named Reginal Cooke’s house, Mathias finds that an additional person occupies the house. This person is Sarah Cooke, the daughter of Reginal Cooke. Mathias finds out from Sarah that Reginal is dying from pneumonia, and that he has asked God for forgiveness for his past crimes. Mathias develops a close relationship with Sarah and doesn’t kill her father. However, some men from General Corbin find Mathias and kill Sarah’s father.

Mathias leaves the next day so he can hunt down the worst criminals, one of whom happens to be a sheriff in the town. He arrives to a small-town looming with prostitution, corruption and alcoholism. Mathias checks into a room at a hotel and befriends the lady who works in the front, Alice. She tells him about the evil in the town, and how she prays for a change.

The war criminals in the town find out that Mathias is a detective, and they kidnap him and tie him up in a room. After questioning him for his reason to be in the town, they take him to be buried alive. Will Mathias survive and be able to return to Sarah?

BADLAND is captivating and keeps viewers engaged. The movie has a great cast including Kevin Makely, Mira Sorvino, Bruce Dern, Wes Studi, and Trace Adkins. They really convince the audience they are living in the late 1800s. Also, the sets are fantastic and the music really gives the movie an “old wild west” feel.

BADLAND has a strong Christian, moral worldview that promotes family, love, hope, faith, justice, and prayer. A woman prays to God for hope in a mission, a man says he’s a man of God, and a man sacrifices his safety for another person’s life and safety. However, BADLAND does contain an abundance of violence, brief foul language which was not common in the old West, female characters in saloon who are clearly prostitutes, and alcohol use. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises strong or extreme caution for BADLAND.

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