Christian Movie Review Overview
by Emily Burson
Looking for a Christian Movie Review?
With literally thousands of movies available for viewing and
purchase, how do you know you are getting something that will
not offend you and will inspire and uplift your moral values?
This is especially important when you are thinking about your
family. How many times have you heard a movie review and thought,
"That's great, but what about this or that?" Have you
ever found yourself longing for an honest, Christian Movie Review?
If you have been looking for a Christian Movie Review, you are
not alone in your quest. As movies become more and more violent
and graphic, people are turning to places where they can find
out what the movie offers, or doesn't offer. Movies are meant
to be an escape and a journey into a world that is different from
the one in which we currently live. There is nothing wrong with
that escape, but are you escaping to a place where you feel comfortable?
Christian movie reviews are not just for Christian movies. It
is important to look at what is being offered in the cinematic
world as a whole and find the movie that most appeals to you and
your family. By doing a little research, you can find a great
movie with a great message that will not leave you frustrated
or embarrassed by what you have just seen.
For my first Christian movie review, I would like to discuss
"Holes." This is a movie based on a Newberry Award
Winning Children's book by the same name. "Holes" is
the story of a loveable loser, Stanley, played by Shia LeBeouf,
who finds himself serving at a camp for problem children. It seems
like he and his entire family are unable to catch a break. What
he thinks is a better option that being behind bars turns into
the most traumatic experience of his life. Each of the kids at
the camp are required to dig holes as the camp warden looks for
a treasure lost many years ago.
"Holes" jumps back and forth between the present and
the past as we learn the history of Stanley's family and their
connection to the mysterious treasure. The Christian movie review
comes into play when thinking about who should see this movie.
Based on a bestselling book, many children will already be familiar
with the scarier parts of the movie, making it more appealing
for parents. The warden paints her nails with snake venom and
it may be a little scary for younger children in places, but "Holes"
is, overall, a great family film. Be ready to discuss the movie
Like any good Disney movie, the good guy does finish first, and
the people that deserve something bad to happen to them get it.
"Holes" contains some violence and a couple foul words,
but remains a movie that will keep children entertained and adults
thinking. "Holes" is safe family entertainment, and
that is this Christian movie review.
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Emily Burson is a 2001 graduate of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana. She worked for a year
as a full time copywriter before getting a job at her church,
Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. She works at the church
full time and loves it. She loves to read and write, and
believes that children's books and young adult literature
contain some of the most powerful lessons and messages that
the written word has to offer. She is an avid scrapbooker
and loves to travel, having been to Costa Rica, Venezuela,
and Honduras, as well as many states.
If you would like to contact her about her
writing, craft ideas, or book reviews, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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