I hope you’ll go see the movie, Courageous, at the theaters this weekend. Why this weekend? Did you know that the more people who see a movie the first weekend it’s out, the more widely distributed and more successful it will be? And we all know that we need more movies to teach us, and our kids, about living a life of honor. I’ve told you before how much I loved the movie, Fireproof – do you know anyone with marriage problems? All the answers are in that movie. It was a tad cheesy at times (and the one before it even more so, called Facing the Giants), but the people who make these movies keep improving, so I’m sure this one will be even better.
The movie has a PG-13 rating, but I’m still taking our 6, 9, and 12 year old to see it. (Our 19 year old, Kal, won’t go, the others were too cheesy for him, unfortunately…) I looked it up on my favorite site to check movies, TV, music ratings, etc., PluggedIn.com, and here’s what it said:
More violent than previous Sherwood Baptist movies (Fireproof and Facing the Giants), Courageous isn’t so much a movie for the whole family as it is a movie for the benefit of the whole family. Discernment should be used in deciding how young is too young to watch drug dealers shooting at and fighting with policemen.
The entire Plugged In review of Courageous was worth reading, and explains where the positive and negative elements are in the film so you can decide if it’s right for your young kids. (I have the Plugged In App!)
Watch a couple videos…
If you go, please let me know what you thought, and after we see it this weekend, I’ll add a comment here, too.