This is my netflex review for the Christian movie Facing the Giants which is now out on DVD.
I have kids in high school – and I went to high school – and this high school and the squeeky clean way this school is presented matches neither experience. No coach would ever say “give God the knee” in a public high school and have everybody bow their knee. I really thought that this movie portrayed religion in a superficial way – with really stupid football analogies. Apparently taking the “narrow road” that Jesus talked about is not kicking the ball “wide left” or “wide right” but through the field goal. If you follow God you will win football games, get a truck, solve your infertility problems, and get a big raise, and be Mr. Popular. Right. I would like to totally hate this movie – but unfortunately it is fairly gripping, the acting isn’t terrible, and there were tears in my eyes at the end of the movie. Every scene is predictable – everything works out when the almighty is acknowledged. I wish the world did work like it is portrayed in this movie.
I gave this movie 3 stars as in “luke warm”.