Do you ever want a feel-good movie that makes you laugh but doesn’t make you cry and has some suspense thrown in for good measure? Recently, Alan, Joel, and I decided to kick back and relax with an old family favorite, Disney’s Condorman. “Condorman” is just a cartoon character, but the creator, “Woody Wilkins” (played by Michael Crawford, who later became famous as the Phantom of the Opera), decides he wants his superhero to be believable. So, Woody dons a Condorman costume and launches himself off the Eiffel Tower…straight into the Seine River in Paris, where he’s been visiting his friend…who happens to work for C.I.A. Things only get zanier from there, as Woody becomes embroiled in a high-profile espionage defection with all the bravado of a James Bond and none of his skill. However, Woody’s indomitable good nature, cow-eyed affection for the heroine, and happy-go-lucky ingenuity save the day…or not! It’s not a sure thing until the very last scene, but there is so much fun along the way that it’s one of those “cult classics” in our family, and we all know all the lines by heart!Would someone like Woody really be able to win against tough KGB spies? I don’t think so; at least, not without divine intervention. But, I love the underlying theory: the good guys win because they’re good, and the bad guys lose because they’re mean and nasty. And, I think there’s definitely biblical precedent for that!
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).