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WWJD II The WOODCARVER
Time to take you back a few years. We have a local video store here in town that on your birthday you get one free movie rental. The first time I used this was for the first WWJD Movie. Most recently it was for the WWJD II The Woodcarver. It was interesting how with both movies I the next thing I wanted to do was own them. It took me a while to get the first one say about 4 months. The second one I went back to rent it again and it was gone. OH NO! Continuing on it suddenly appeared again but this time it was being cleared out of and was cheaper to buy then to rent a new movie. Yes I walked home with it in my hot little hands just ready to watch it again.
As you can tell these are two movies that I enjoyed from the first time I saw them. However in this case the Second one was better then the first. Not just because of the actors but the story line as well. There were two main characters The wood carver Ernest played by John Ratzenberger (Cliff Claven from Cheers and Hamm from Toys) The troubled youth Matthew played by Dakota Daulby. The one Ernest is willing to reach out to and help.
The movie starts out with a church being vandalized by one youth (Matthew) that is soon found. While he is in the process of fixing the damage the man (Ernest) who had designed most of the property that was destroyed. The two have a couple of brief encounters until Matthew doesn't feel comfortable at home or school and reaches out to the Wood carver for a place to stay. With the parents permission they agree that he can but he must also study and get back in school.
As the story moves on the two grow closer and the boy moves further out of his shell and more into the world. By the acts of one man the family is drawn back together. And they all realize that its not just what is out there that is important. But what is on the inside that they need to focus on. In their case the family.
I don't want to give too much away but one of my more favorite scenes is when the mom, dad and son go back to school to try and get their son's suspension removed so that he can attend school again. It is only when Ernest arrives and shares a story involving the principal as a youth that Matthew is back in school.
WWJD II: The Woodcarver - The Trailer
As I said above there are two movies at this time in the WWJD series. This is the first of those. The main difference between the two is that this has multiple stores involved as apposed to just one. All these stories lead to one outcome. And the question that is asked is WWJD - What Would Jesus Do? At the beginning that question is not really asked. As the story moves on and a stranger comes into town the question is asked and thought about. And eventually it is applied. As I said above there are several sub-plots that lead to the over all theme of this movie. And all of them involve this question. And all of them need an answer. Just remember sometimes the answer is not the quick and easy answer as at least one of the story lines will show you.
Just remember as I said above These are two movies that as soon as I saw them I wanted to own them. You too have that choice. Even if you just enjoy the trailers listed below. You will have taken some time to enjoy what is available to you.
WWJD The Trailer
This song is from the first move but well worth your time. It is actually the closing song from the movie.
Have you ever liked the second or third in a series more then the first?
Its nice to get things new, but with both of these movies they were used. And actually picked up at a Family Video. So here's a little credit for them.
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