Sunday, February 04, 2007

Facing the Giants

Rob ordered the DVD Facing the Giants and it came in the mail yesterday. It was by no means a Hollywood production. The plot lines were predictable, it was hokey and preachy, and I had quite a few theological quibbles. And, yet, I loved it. I went through the Kleenex watching both the movie and the special feature section on how the movie came to be made. Perhaps, I was simply moved by watching a movie made in this decade that wasn't over sexualized or dripping in senseless violence.

If you haven't heard about Facing the Giants, it's a David vs. Goliath story. Not just the plot, but how it got to be in cinemas. A Baptist church in Georgia decided one day to get into the movie making business. They used no professional actors, only church members. Most everyone involved in making the movie was a volunteer.

It blows me away that such a clearly Christian flick was actually shown in movie cinemas across this country. It showed here for about six weeks.

To read a full review, click HERE for Plugged In Online.

Not everyone loved this film. HERE is a scathing review from Church of the Masses.


momto5minnies said...

I bought the movie for our family to watch on Friday night (family movie night). My husband is a big football guy, and my girls are pretty active in swimming. I just thought it had a great underlying message.

Two thumbs up for me!

momto5minnies said...

How funny that you mention this movie. We just watched it this past Friday (family movie night at our house).

I agree a bit with the hokeyness, but overall it had a wonderful message. We are a family with athletes and it was perfect to watch the night before a big swim meet. My girls and husband loved it.

momto5minnies said...

You must think I am a dummy Maureen. I commented, but then I thought it didn't work.

Now you get two comments from me which basically say the same thing.

Maureen said...

Not at all!!! It happens all the time. Because I have to approve all comments, they don't appear right away. So, often times people think their comments haven't been posted.

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