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This is a movie for people who are already in the faith
on January 4, 2013
I think there are very redeemable elements to this movie. It was a good message with practical application. What I wish was different is that Christian films often seem to need to put in awkward dialog in an effort to clearly reiterate the "lesson" in each scene. A really great film always shares the story, and then let's the audience come to their own conclusion. In Courageous, it's as if there's a fear that if they don't tell the audience what the lesson is, they'll miss it. Christian films need to let stories stand on their own to make a point. If the story can't do that, then they aren't the right stories, or situations. Christians will love this movie because everything is scripted in their own language (and I am a Christian so I know the verbiage). The story in Courageous is compelling on it's own, without the "here's what this means" parts.