Yes, it’s another movie review!
I like movies, especially when they make me think and challenge me to pay attention, which is exactly what “Unstoppable” did. Here is the official “About”
Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: ‘Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?’
Going back to the beginning—literally—Kirk investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. UNSTOPPABLE will prompt audiences to consider the role that pain and suffering has in our lives, as they affirm their personal views on faith, and encourage conversation starters about God, suffering, and hope.
In theaters for only two weeknights (Sept 24th and Oct 3th, 2013), UNSTOPPABLE: A Live Event with Kirk Cameron sold a staggering 260,000 tickets and reached a theatrical gross of over $3.2 million dollars. In just two nights this independent project sent a loud message – audiences want thought-provoking and meaningful entertainment.
We found this film to be just what the description states.
I’m not going to say too much about the film itself, because I really think you need to see it for yourself, but I will mention a couple of thoughts:
- The suggested age for the film is 12+ and I would definitely agree with that. There’s nothing inappropriate in it, but the subject matter is deep, and in the scene depicting Cain and Abel there is some violence and blood.
- It’s a slower-moving documentary, with several sequences of simply music and pictures. That being said, however, those scenes are very tastefully done and fit the overall tone of the film.
- What Kirk has to say is very thought-provoking, and I found myself looking at those well-known Genesis stories in a new light.
I highly recommend this film. It could easily be used as a small group Bible study session, a youth group lesson, or a family discussion centerpiece.
AND, I have a DVD to give away! If you would be interested in having a copy of “Unstoppable” for yourself, simply leave a comment. The winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, February 10th.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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