"So that others may live."

Four years after it was first shown, I was finally able to watch The Guardian

The plot line wasn't anything new but I loved it. Kevin Costner plays Senior Chief Ben Randall, a very successful Coast Guard rescue team leader. After a particularly tough mission where he lost his team, he is forced to take a position to train a new batch of rescue swimmers. In comes Jake Fischer, played by Ashton Kutcher, a young man with his own personal demons to deal with. The movie also shows the rigors of the training process a rescue swimmer has to go through in order to earn the right to save someone else's life. I was left in awe and tears at the thought of the real people who lay their lives on the line everyday to save others.

If by some miracle you actually have what it takes to become one of us, then you get to live a life of meager pay with the distinct possibility of dying slow, cold and alone somewhere in the vast sea. However, you also get the chance to save lives, and there is no greater calling in the world than that.

I already had an idea of how the movie would end way before it was over but it didn't keep me from staying riveted until the credits started rolling and from feeling thankful and grateful for all the unsung heroes out there.

Mood Music: Never Let Go by Bryan Adams