"Movie Reviewer" to my repertoire of talents.
Last night, we got to attend a pre-screening of Soul Surfer, the movie based on the story of Bethany Hamilton.
Christian movies are usually low-budget. They typically have no-name casts. Words that I have heard used to describe Christian movies:
Obviously very low budget.
Let's face it, as an emerging entertainment market? It's been lagging.
So you can imagine that our hopes weren't exactly "up" as we walked in the theater.
We were not only pleasantly surprised. We were COMPLETELY surprised!
Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, and AnnaSophia Robb round out the main characters in this story. The acting is fantastic. The special effects (Remember Bethany Hamilton lost her ARM in a shark attack) are incredible.
It was inspirational.
It was tense at times.
It was compassionate.
It was emotional.
Overall, it was really good!
I mean it....It was REALLY good!
It premiers on April 8th. We'll be back. Because as Christian soon-to-be-parents? We NEED this type of entertainment to be available! We need great actors signing up for wholesome movies. We are hungry for entertainment that we don't have to worry about language, explicit behavior, or plot lines with questionable values.
This is a movie I encourage you to support. It will be opening in 2000 theaters nationwide. Movies like Soul Surfer need solid opening weekends to support and promote it. Movies die without big premiers!
Go see it! Take your friends and families!! We can't wait to check it out again!!!!!