Today is a fifth Wednesday of the month. Not a scheduled post day for the regular bloggers. So I thought I would use this day to do a movie review. Brief, since I’m deep in revisions.
Truly, truly, I found this to be one of the best made Christian movies that I may have ever seen. Well acted. Good script with totally believable dialogue.
The basic plot is that Josh, a Christian college student, is in the class of an atheist professor who insists that all of the students write on a piece of paper, “God is dead.” If it is unanimous, they can skip over what he considers unnecessary topics. But Josh, despite the encouragement and pressure from others, can’t make himself write those words. In the end, he is given three different but brief sessions to try to change the minds of his classmates.
Kevin Sorbo (a familiar face; he played Hercules among many other roles) plays the professor. So believable. But it was Shane Harper (Josh) who stole the show for me. I never once felt like I was watching an actor repeating a memorized script. I felt like I was right there in the class, listening to his arguments.
My only slight criticism was that maybe it was wrapped up in too tidy of a bow at the end when it came to the professor. However, I have seen similar criticisms of my book, A Promise Kept, because the broken marriage is saved at the end. I was basing the story on my life and own experiences, but some critics couldn’t accept it because it seemed too convenient, too happily-ever-after.
And when you get right down to it, every life that is given to Christ is a miracle all its own and, in the natural, too convenient and too happily-ever-after.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I encourage you to do so. In fact, in support of well-made Christian films, I would suggest you purchase the DVD or download like I did.
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