Before we get too far from God at the movies, I wanted to mention a couple of movies that didn’t make it but are worth mentioning. Both of these flicks ALMOST made it into the God at the Movies 08 series.
BELLA – I thought long and hard about Bella. It came down to either doing BELLA or JUNO. Bella is a beautiful film with a great plot, a powerful story. You definitely should watch it if you haven’t. The final seen is SO moving, if you don’t choke up a little, I dunno… Here’s what it came down to: Juno was nominated for an Oscar, it made a ton of money & was widely seen. It’s always ideal to connect with movies that lots of people have seen
THE KINGDOM – This movie was actually on the original promo piece. This movie was violent, had lots of bad language & didn’t exactly leave one feeling uplifted. The value of the movie was in the perspective that it lent. It was a powerful portrayal of the eye for an eye, revenge cycle that this world is caught up in. Someone on our team (thanks again, April) lobbied hard for Kite Runner – my favorite movie of the series & for that matter the entire year.
As I write this, I’m on vacation. Right now we’re staying with some friends in Menlo Park (near San Francisco) and us boys went to see “Hancock” this afternoon. Right now, we’ll need will to come in with another movie if Will Smith is going to get in again in 09.