This movie really gives people no hope. if your going to make a movie about God, please please please give the people something they will remember at least. Lets be real for a moment, Christianity is kind of like being in sales, im trying to get you to buy my 'product', i need to show you the features and benefits of my product and why you need to have it, even though you might not want it. But still, you need it. Right? Isn't this how sales and marketing work? Everyone sells the sizzle more than the steak itself. Why in the world do we try and 'sell' Christianity with nothing beneficial for the buyer? Now of course, when i say 'sell' i mean we are trying to save peoples' soul from a very bad ending. Why cant we do this correctly? A great movie could be made without any preaching at all and have people crying when they walk out. Its all in the way and wisdom it is done. Not terrible writing and acting and blaming everything on Isis and telling people to believe in God without any sizzle. You get children to come to you with candy, not medicine.
It hits the marks it needed to except for a few minor things i wont mention because they probably didn't bother anyone else. My review is late on this one, so not many people will probably read it. Jesus doesn't have a lot of dialogue in this but it doesn't need it like you might think it would. If you haven't seen it, i highly recommend it.
6 pages of 9+ stars on IMDb and maybe 1 page of negative reviews and War Room gets a 6.0 rating??? I wonder who controls the IMDb universe...
Spoilers below: Why didn't he tell his dad not to leave when he finally met him again?
Why did he say at the end,- " I have a feeling we are about to change the world"? When he destroyed the blueprints after last jump and now could no longer be built?
Tom Cruise does a great job in this role. His character is well believable. This would be Top Gun meets Groundhog Day meets Aliens.
Very good story
Great funny moments that keep coming even when you think it won't be funny any more, but it is.
Decent character development for the timed allotted.
Enemy creatures done very well, not like in NOAH, omg get me out of here...
Go see it!
Anyway, back to the review.
I must say, the movie was a little slow, but, it kept my attention through it all. It worked itself out. If your looking for a major Hollywood blockbuster, of course this isn't it, but you will not be disappointed either.
The main events that happen in the movie are very far apart, but this is how the book was written and thats the way it happened according to the book and according to the testimony of the Burpo family.
The only real thing that bothered in the movie was the lack of belief and faith the main characters had when they found out what Colton experienced when he was in the hospital. I mean, Todd Burpo, the father, was a pastor. When i saw throughout the movie how much he wavered and didn't know what to believe because it was 'irrational', it was kind of upsetting to me. But i guess thats how he really was in the beginning.
Margo Martindale, who played Nancy Rawling, a board member of the church Todd Burpo was pastoring, is probably the character that bugged me the most. She had many issues that many face today in the church, and it obvious shows in her character role.
It was a good movie overall, and believe me, i would tell you otherwise even though i am a Christian. I rate movies for what they are, not what they are expected to be according to the Hollywood standards. Go see it. you won't be disappointed.
If you're looking for a great blockbuster Hollywood movie, don't waste your time or money.
If you're looking for a so-so movie to watch in a lazy afternoon just to enjoy, Don't waste your time or money.
If you're on the run from a robbery you just did, and need to get away from the police and hide, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WATCHING THIS!
The only people who like this movie are ones who don't like Christians anyway and think we are all stupid and won't like anything that has real truth in it or anything else that has even a hint of Christianity in it. OK, who cares. The other people who might like this are sci-fi fantasy geeks who will probably have a Harry Potter party while watching this on Hulu when its released.
For any Christians who might be reading this, the story of Noah in this movie is completely absurd! Nothing AT ALL Biblically accurate, except they spelled the names of the characters right. I heard this movie wasn't accurate coming in to it. I didn't care. But boy was i shocked on how terrible this was done. Even if it didn't have the Biblical element in it, and it was just another movie, THIS WAS GARBAGE!