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The shadows on the title sequence are backwards. If the letters in the name "Facing the Giants" were truly back-lit by the lights in the stadium, the shadows would be upside-down, not right-side up. See more »
this movie es completely awful as a movie. the dialogues are all bible based, same as the music, is a constant preach, cheesy as hell, unwatchable if you don't believe the Christian story, and if you are a Christian that doesn't live by the bible in every way (let's say,if you believe that dinosaurs existed). the movie is pretty bad, the acting is horrible, the dialogues are just old and new testament verses and that's makes disgusting the way to "spread the message" this movie has... in fact, this movie is, before anything else, a preach, second, a bad movie.
the only way that you can enjoy this is if you already are a belligerent Christian or if you are in desperate need for salvation.
don't be fooled by the rating, this movie is, with luck, a 4... most probably a 3, but i will give it a 1, because i really feel disgusted by it...
and sorry for my English, is not my native tongue.
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