Reviewing Christian films can often be very difficult. Some people think that if you speak negatively about the film you’re opposed to Christian film-making. Others think if you speak of the film in a positive light you’re praising it just because it’s a Christian film. So as a reviewer of Christian films I’m placed in a very precarious situation.
The phrase “for a Christian film” is also thrown around when referring to faith-based or family-friendly films. In some instances the use of this phrase is justified and in others it’s merely patronizing.
Beyond the Mask straddles the fence for me when it comes to movie reviews. It has elements in it from blockbusters films like National Treasure and Zorro while still appealing to an audience that wants their action a little less violent and their villains evil but not crude or profane. Continue reading ““Beyond the Mask”: A Revolution in Christian Film-making”
This weekend I rented Dawn of the Planet of the Apes from Redbox because Interstellar wasn’t available at the nearest kiosk.
If I was rating this move on Andy Serkis’ performance alone I’d give it a solid 5 stars. His portrayal of Caeser saves this film from the trash bin. Unfortunately, there are some things in the film that I feel made it fall short.
Note: This review is full of spoilers. You have been warned. Continue reading ““Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Redbox Review”