II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Movie Reviews

With all the frigid weather we have been having, it seems like we've been renting movies left and right here lately. Since last weekend, we have rented 3 and all of them were GREAT! There is one in particular that I am going to practically beg you to rent and watch with your family.
But I will review them in the order that we watched them...so first of all...
The Guardian
This action packed movie stars Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher as Coast Guard rescue divers. It is rated PG13 for some "action" parts, some sensuality and some language. It's not for the little kiddies...but for you and hubby...I totally recommend it. It has all the things you want in a movie...suspense, romance, comedy, drama, action. I think it is Ashton's best work to date, hands down. It was also very interesting and inspiring to see what these guys go through to save lives! I completely recommend this movie!
Facing the Giants
Wow!!! Amazing! This is the one I said I would INSIST you see. Not because of its terrific acting or even so much the story line...but this movie is a HUGE step for the Christian world. It is a story of a high school football coach who has nearly lost everything but finds his comfort in God and not the "things" of this world. He keeps his head high and turns everything around. What sets this movie apart from all the rest of the football movies out there with this same story line is the fact that it is so scriptually accurate and such an inspiration. This is one worth buying actually. Another thing about this movie that we found particularly fun is that the main characters are the sames names as our kids. The coach's name is Grant and his wife is Brooke. It was funny because (our)Grant kept saying, "Hey! That's MY name!" This is also a movie you can feel good showing to your whole family!
One Night with the King
We watched this movie last night and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a very serious story...so you really had to pay close attention but it was completely worth it. It is the story of Esther from the Bible. The girl who plays Esther in this movie is just gorgeous and she has such a fun, cute personality. I'd love to watch it again now that I understand what's going on. Even though this movie is rated PG, it's not something I'd recommend for the little ones just because it would be WAY over their heads...but I totally recommend it for you adults. If for no other reason, it's a good way to learn a Bible story!

So....if any of you watch any of these...let me know what you think!
And one last time... I just want to say that I really hope you will all check out Facing the Giants. We need to show our support for films like this!!