Courageous movie review

30 10 2011

Yesterday I saw the movie “Courageous” in the theater.  I have to say I was really impressed.  I enjoyed their previous movies (like “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof”), but I think this one is even better.  To me, it was all well done — the depth of the story, the range of emotions, the acting, and the production values.  I’m no movie critic (nor do I try to have that mentality while watching movies), but I didn’t have any problems with it.

The story is incredible.  There are numerous main characters, and it’s not obvious what they will all go through.  This movie had the full range of emotions, too — sometimes you laugh outloud, sometimes you want to cry, and overall it challenges you to live a better life.  Someone asked me if it was a great story or just a great devotional, and I think it was a great story.  When the end credits started in the theater, quite a few people clapped.  You don’t see that very often.

“Courageous” is rated PG-13, which might concern some people, but the only reason I can think of is gunfire between the police and criminals.  There’s nothing graphic about it, but you still might not want young children to see that.

I recommend seeing it.  If possible, go to a theater to watch it, because that’s the only vote we have in what types of movies are produced.  So many movies these days are full of filth and obscenity, so it’s refreshing to see a clean, wholesome movie (with a great story) do well.  I hope they keep making more.  And if other companies see the success of this type of movie, they will be more likely to make similar movies.