The movie Darkest Hour is a summary of a summary of the early service of Winston Churchill as prime minister. The person of Churchill is depicted as a mumbling old man, who complains about everything and everyone all the time. Nobody is denying the imagination and creativity that the director had to play in order to fill some gaps in the real story. But this movie is far from a biographic description of the man Churchill. Additionally, there are a lot of politicised talks and bureaucrats arguing about war strategies.
Actor Gary Oldman, surprisingly enough, is magnificent in what I think is one of the best roles of his carrier. When watching this movie, you should pay close attention to his speeches and the way the actor delivers his work because if you are familiar with the old recordings of Churchill himself, you are going to be shocked by the similarities in speech patterns and voice.
From a Christian perspective, this is just one more movie to fill the shelves of Walmart or any other retailer in the market. If you are really interested in knowing more about Churchill’s life and work, you should visit his website https://winstonchurchill.org/, and read a good biographic book. As Christians, we simply need to be on constant alert of aristocrats dressed in conservativism, which tends to drive Christians far from the priorities and principles of the Bible; for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world (1 John 2:16).