A Sherwood Picture from the creators of Fireproof
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I am blown away once again by another Sherwood Picture movie. This company that started in a church has proved you can make powerful pictures with a low budget.
While their first two films were awesome, Flywheel and Facing the Giants, the acting left a lot to be desired. It wasn’t surprising since they used members of their congregation as their actors. But even with the first two movies, the message was so powerful it was easy to overlook the acting. Then Fireproof came out. The acting stepped up a notch and combined with another powerful message, and the Christian music band, Casting Crowns, leant their support to make that movie great.
But Courageous surpasses them all. Casting Crowns has done a terrific job writing the theme song for this movie. The actors are believable and very good. Robert Amaya will have you holding your sides from laughing so hard without being cheesy or over the top. I won’t give any details away except be prepared to laugh and cry. Alex Kendrick has become an excellent actor and director. He’s always been top notch as a screen writer. The comedy mixed with tender moments and a powerful message is nothing less than brilliant. Unlike a few other Christian movies, Courageous is able to deliver it’s message while telling a compelling story without coming across as preachy. I highly recommend this film as a model all Christian movie makers should follow.