This movie doesn’t hold back the truth, regardless of the pain it must have caused Bart Millard, the real man behind the story. And the story is worth your time. Don’t miss this movie about a struggle to survive and to rise above abuse and find one’s place in this world… the place God has chosen for you. That’s the only place worth being.
Finally! A movie that claims to be Biblical and is actually based on scriptures! Aside from one short scene that is “Hollywood liberty,” it’s all good and all fantastic! That one scene is believable, though, and based on the Biblical character, so it doesn’t stray into disrespectful territory. I’ve seen it three times, so I obviously recommend it. If you haven’t seen it, don’t miss it!
So thrilled with “Taken” that we’ve been watching on Netflix. There are several things I appreciate, like the action and suspense/thriller plots mixed with mystery. Many of the plots are similar to scenes from my trilogy: Consuming Fire, Murder by Design, and Bulletproof Wedding – all of which are Alexa Silven Novels. Aside from the thrill of seeing plots similar to mine in a movie, the lack of cursing is a bonus. Personally, I fast forward past any gratuitous sex scenes (unnecessary to the plot). In fact, there’s very little that’s offensive in the “Taken” series. The action and plot drives each scene. That’s what you get when it’s worth watching… no sensationalism…nothing disgustingly or horrifically graphic – just to cover for a weak story. The acting and cinematography are to be commended. Try it out if you’re looking for a first class, refreshing change from the status quo. It will »
Just got to tell you about The Man Who Invented Christmas – one great movie! Don’t care much for the title; never thought of Christmas as an invention – more of a blessed and miraculous event, actually. However, this movie is able to show the amazing dynamic of the interaction between the author and his characters as they take on a life of their own. And it’s true; once they become believable – come alive – their personalities begin to drive their behavior and this begins to drive the progression of the plot. Sometimes, it’s like the writer has to buckle in and go along for the ride as the characters develop the storyline (which the writer has determined) in their own style. If you get a chance to see this movie, don’t hesitate! And if there are any writers reading this – you’ll love the truth as writers see it – for »
you see, I made this promise to not go to movies that dishonor the one who suffered and died for us. And it doesn’t matter if it’s blasphemy or cursing, using the name of God or Jesus (one and the same). I just can’t picture Him going through all that and sit comfortably through any movie that abuses Him. Our words matter and someday, everyone is going to know that – without a doubt. So it’s not only what I hear but what I say that matters and for me, it’s easier to just not go to such movies because I’m very auditory and tend to eventually repeat what I hear, unless I’m extremely careful. Controlling your tongue is TOUGH and I don’t know anyone who’s accomplished this – including me. It’s a struggle, but at least I’m in the fight…and I’m in it to win it, God helping me »