What makes for a good movie?
Of course, we all have our personal thoughts – and it is obviously different for each of us, or there would not be so many genres of movies available. Although I admit I am not much of a movie watcher just ask my dear friend who has been waiting for years for me to watch Sister Act - she even bought me the DVD to no avail. Yet, when it comes down to it my criterion is fairly simple.
1. A cute leading guy (not in an inappropriate, lead me to sin type of way, but in the appreciate God’s handiwork way. Having said this, I do realize God doesn't make junk so this 'must have' is pretty easy for any movie maker to check off.
2. The entire range of emotions should be engaged. If you are going to drag my heart through the mud, you best also give it something to either laugh at or rejoice in!
3. The writer, producer, director and actors – must never lose sight of the Creator of the reality on which your fiction is being based. My world revolves around my Christian faith and the God I love and believe in with my heart. I rather not waste my valuable screen time on movies that will be disrespectful to those.
4. A cute guy that can sing (and does in fact perform his own music in the movie), which then leads to a fantastic soundtrack, that I can listen to again and again, and will bring me back to that roller coaster of emotions the movie evoked. In that emotional ride, one can experience a better understanding of self and/or others.
5. Although I listed it last, this one is actually fairly high on my list: Is Scriptural based – nothing makes me happier than when Scripture is recited, nevermind my glee when it is at the very core of the story being told.
The Song (in limited release on September 26th) definitely met each one.
1. Every actor was very well cast. The characters were all believable and relatable. Anthem Lights, Alan Powell , along with stunningly beautiful actresses Ali Faulkner and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas, draw you completely into the story with their passionate portrayals of Jed, Rose and Shelby.
2. The cliché response here is very true – I laughed, I cried, I worried, I rejoiced.
3. Hello!?! The movie is based on King Solomon great ponderings in Bible - I think these peeps get it!
4. I absolutely loved the music - including free downloads!! Looking forward to the upcoming CD release!
5. Scriptural? Three Words: Song of Solomon, oh and one more word: Ecclesiastics...
I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. Ecc 1:14