Courageous: A Movie Review
I was in the mood to watch a movie tonight, but not sure what type of movie I wanted to see. So I browsed through Netflix, but did not find anything to fit my mood. So I popped over to Amazon.com, to their instant viewing movies. I came across the movie "Courageous". I clicked on it to read the description and watch the trailer. Right away I knew I found the movie I was in the mood to watch. I was not disappointed, far from it I was greatly moved and impressed by it. I do not usually watch "Christian" movies, read "Christian" books or listen to "Christian" music. I do not approve of making money using GOD. But this movie sends out such a powerful message not so much about GOD (although that is also in it) as about what it is to be a father. What a father's responsibility is towards his children and how children suffer when they do not have a father in their lives.
This film was written and produced by Alex Kendrick and his brother Stephen. It is the fourth movie they have made. Both Alex and his son Joshua play in the movie.
This movie will make you cry as well as have your heart pounding in suspense during a scary shoot out between the officers and some gang members. Throughout this story is the message of how important it is to be a good father, to raise your children by teaching them what is right and good, and setting an example for them. Love and a strong family bond is also a strong message.
There are no super models in this movie. Everyone looks just like the folks you see in your every day life. There is no foul language or sex scenes or half naked women running around in it. When I was growing up, I would watch tv with my grandparents. Sometimes I wanted to see movies that were action packed and suspenseful, but more often than not they had some or all of those things in them and I would feel embarrassed to be watching such stuff . Later when I got out on my own and did not have to be careful of what I watched, I would still feel that sense of embarrassment. Always in the back of my head was the knowledge that my grandparents would not approve. I can tell you that not only would my grandparents approve of this movie, they would love it. I would be proud to watch it with them, if they were still here to watch it with.
I think this movie should be required watching for every father or would be father...mothers could also benefit from the message within it. Take a shot, I really think you will enjoy this movie.