Hello again! Ok, so it’s been a while since we’ve had a Family Fun Times post. It reminds me of in a previous post I mentioned that with RaShell learning karate, I have had a renewed focus on making sure I didn’t write stuff late for her blog! I think I messed that up here so I better try to make this a good one so she’ll let me off easy and not do another one of those front scoop kicks on me.
It seems many times the movies I write about for Family Fun Times have been out there a while. They have grown into family favorites so I wanted to share them with you. But today, I thought I’d share with you real quickly about a new movie, God’s Not Dead 2. Now for those most prolific and observant readers of the Family Fun Times posts, you might find yourself not being able to remember the post on the original God’s Not Dead movie, and you would be correct – there has not been such a post written, so I will come back to that one later… Suffice it to say for now that it is a great movie – I recommend it, but I wanted to go out of order so we can talk about the sequel while it is still new.
That brings me to my first point about God’s Not Dead 2. Please don’t feel like you must first see the first one before the second. If you watch them in order you will recognize certain actors and you will here and there be reminded of the original, but this second movie stands on its own. Both are good movies.
By now we have all heard stories in the news about Christian people living out their faith in regular society and then being put on trial for it. Usually it is accompanied by a little phrase, “Separation of Church and State” who some will swear up and down (incorrectly) is found in our Constitution. We saw stories like this in other movies like “Do You Believe”, and “Last Ounce of Courage”. We find another such story here but it is the very well developed main plot of the film.
I don’t want to spoil the film for you but the case plays out into a sequence of dramatic courtroom scenes that strongly hold you to the screen and actually make you think about what you believe and why you believe it. Those are my favorite type of movies. I like to advise you if the material in a movie – even a great movie – is questionable for children. I can’t think of anything in this one they couldn’t see, or that would lead to awkward questions… There is a young girl who is grieving the death of her brother, but that probably creates more problems with my allergies acting up and requiring a tissue than any problem for the children. Another thing I would add on the subject of children is that court cases, however dramatic they are, could be boring for young ones because it is kind of just some people talking to each other.
All in all, it is a great movie that is quite dramatic and thought provoking. I recommend it highly.
Oh- one more thing… Stay until the end – the very end – of the credits and everything. I messed that up when I went and RaShell had to tell me what happens at the very end. Go see it and let me know in the comments what you thought of it!