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Facing the Movie Facing The Giants

Don’t know how I missed this back in October, but this Barbara Nicolosi review of the movie “Facing the Giants” is well worth reading.  I’d love to hear your response.

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  1. Yikes, chill a bit Babs. I just read the article by Barbara Nicolosi about “Facing the Giants”. Let me sum it up in a line or two… these stupid idiots in Georgia had the audacity to actually make a movie, which amazingly got national distribution, and now their stinkin little home made movie might screw up my chances to get a big lucrative movie deal because obviously Hollywood is going to think that Christians like low budget crappy movies. I think we caught Barbie on a bad day. I don’t recall anyone in Hollywood throwing fits when the Blair Witch Project did well, fearing that this low budget, poorly shot and produced movie would be the end of big budget, effects driven horror films. Did I like “Facing the Giants”? Not really. It was trite and I thought the coach should have been healed of cancer as well to really make it powerful (a joke) but you cannot and should not trounce someone because they go down a path other than the one you are on. What did Jesus say (besides all that love one another stuff)? Something like: leave them alone, if they aren’t against us, they must be for us. Keep on making movies, you Giant Facers, there are plenty of screens to fill. Joe – Director of Media & Marketing –
    Grand Rapids First

  2. Good on them for making the movie and good on Barbara for giving them some stick! The only way the landscape will change is for movies to be successful in the mainstream – bums on seats do the real talking – and I’m pretty sure the attitude of ‘I’m making a movie for Jesus so it don’t matter if it looks ordinary and my actor’s can’t act’, will see many more movies get made…but I’m sure I saw this written somewhere too: ‘faithful with a little…

  3. I am not sure how to reply to your post but I am going to try.  The 2 movies put out by Sherwood films are the best movies I think have hit theaters in a long time.  I am glad to see that someone isn't afraid to tell the true power of prayer which is the whole purpose of the films.  The Lord is is who give us every breath that we take.  He can take it away anytime he feels.  I am proud to say that I am "born again".  I also ask that you read John 3:6-8 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=50&chapter=3&verse=6&end_verse=8&version=9&context=context

    Please read the following link.  I will keep you in my prayers.  You will be suprised at how powerful my God really is.  

  4. me parece maravillosa la pelicula que hicieron. Dios es Dios en todo, aun en la tecnología y en los medios de comunicación. queese poderoso Dios los inspire para seguir hacuçiendo films que eleven los valores de nuestra juventud y los haga acercarce a El. Dios los bendiga .- (Gustavo A De cicco- de ARGENTINA)

  5. How is saying this is a bad movie being an agent of Satan? That’s ign’nt. It has a good message, yes, and the story it’s based off of is phenomenal. (I also concede some of it’s problems comes from it’s low budget. However, this movie was much, much, much to predictable and the acting was bad. I GET that it’s for Jesus, but don’t you all think that Jesus deserves a movie that is actually GOOD, rather than having movies that his followers cherish just because of it’s message. A bad movie is just that, a bad movie, no matter if it’s made for Jesus, G.W. Bush, your grandma or Hitler.

  6. I think Barbara has lost sight, perhaps, of the important fact that the message is intended as well to challenge and change the culture. Message and medium are in tension in that regard. When the culture or medium trumps the message, you’ve thrown out the Baby with the bath water

  7. low budget. However, this movie was much, much, much to predictable and the acting was bad. I GET that it’s for Jesus, but don’t you all think that Jesus deserves a movie that is actually GOOD, rather than having movies that his followers cherish just because of it’s message. A bad movie is just that, a bad movie, no matter if it’s made for Jesus, G.W. Bush, your grandma or Hitler.

  8. But that is also a statement of degrees. I think Barbara has lost sight, perhaps, of the important fact that the message is intended as well to challenge and change the culture. Message and medium are in tension in that regard. When the culture or medium trumps the message, you’ve thrown out the Baby with the bath water.

  9. perhaps, of the important fact that the message is intended as well to challenge and change the culture. Message and medium are in tension in that regard. When the culture or medium trumps the message, you’ve thrown out the Baby with the bath water

  10. hat would there be to watch if everyone just agreed with each other and went on to the next topic? Seeing one guest go off on some tangent and then dvorak call him a crackpot is what makes this show so fun to watch.

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