Becky and I took the kids to see Facing The Giants yesterday at the AMC movie theaters in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. A friend of mine from JFR & Associates, Kenny Whatmore, and his family were there as well. Last week, a friend of ours who used to attend our church called me up and said that I had to take my family to see this movie, and that it was awesome, so we decided to go check it out. The Fandango website at Facing The Giants describes the movie as follows:
“A Christian high school football coach uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. After learning that he and his wife Brooke (Shannen Fields) face infertility, Grant Taylor, (Alex Kendrick) searches for hope and a stronger purpose for his football team. Filled with South Georgia football and clean humor, Facing the Giants is a family movie inspiring viewers to live with faith and love!”
Facing The Giants is a typical Christian film full of no name actors and a positive message directed toward Christians, but anyone who doesn’t attend a spirit filled church will probably get up and leave. When we left my 6 year old Corban looked up at me with a smile and said, “We’ve been at church all day now Dad.”
If you’re a Christian, you will really like this movie, but be forewarned that it’s extremely low budget. Once again, Christian movie directors have high hopes of getting Christian messages into the mainstream movie theaters. Unfortunately, any movie goer who pays to see this film and is not a Christian will probably get up and leave and ask for their money back. It’s definitely an inspiring movie that probably should have been sold to churches and youth groups rather than show up on the big screen.
As a Christian, I thought it was a great film with a good message about putting your faith in God regardless of the circumstances. It’s a very touching movie at times and I know that Kenny and his family really liked it along with my other Christian friend who called me to go see it. As a person who attends a ton of movies and writes movie reviews, I would say that it’s a rental or a don’t bother if you’re not a Christian, and definitely worth seeing with your family if you are.
Bianca fell asleep, Corban thought he was at church again, Conroy really liked it and Becky did too.
John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
The Kids Review
Corban – ** Rental
Bianca – * Don’t Bother
Conroy – *** Worth The Trip
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