Ever wonder what a real-deal outdoorsman thinks of those Hollywood outdoor scenes of hunting, shooting or tracking? Let’s just say they aren’t always impressed.
Steve Rinella walked us through a number of big Hollywood movies — some newer and some older — telling us what he thought of each in turn.
A few impressed him. A few annoyed him. And some just made him laugh.
What gets on his nerves? ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ seemed to bother him right off the bat. Not just the high-speed tracking, but also the Hollywood use of non-native species for effect.
Mistakes they make with proper firearms use got to him too. But other stuff was just funny.
What movies did he critique? He took on scenes from ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ ‘Wedding Crashers,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Out of Africa’ and ‘Jeremiah Johnson.’
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles
In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife. –Ted Nugent