This week the movie God’s Not Dead 2 is being released on DVD. I had the privilege to watch the movie on the net this week with my husband.
As the title suggest it, this is the second movie with the words God’s Not Dead. Though this is a second installment on the issue of the name of Jesus not being welcome in public places, this movie is different that the previous one because this time around the problem start within the wall of a classroom of an history class in high school.
A teacher who is loved by most of her students answer truthfully a question of one of her student. In her answer she quote some words from Jesus and by doing so gets into trouble first with the school and school board and then in court due to her refusal to sign a paper saying she has been out of line.
I will not go into the details of the whole movie – which last about two hours – because then it would not make it interesting for you to check it out. However, let me tell you that there is also a couple of intertwined stories throughout the movie. And yes you will see the appearance of the Newsboys in the movie along with a few other prominent writers... The part we enjoyed the most was when these writers explained why the Gospels are reliable.
If you have seen the first movie, you will recognize some of the actors but the main characters are new actors for the most part.
The movie was okay I suppose. But I did not enjoy it as much as Miracles from Heaven which I wrote about not too long ago. There were times where I found the movie was a bit slow in transiting between the scenes. Personally I would have preferred to have a bit more action in the movie. However, the quality of it is above what you would expect for a Christian movie. Keep in mind that this movie is fictional – what I mean by that is that indeed there as been cases of teacher being sued for talking about Jesus in the past but the other issue for pastors mentioned in the movie is not happening at this point in time. Maybe one day it will come to it but I do not believe it will be in a near future.
Finally, the movie contains numerous with positive elements from people sharing how their faith helps them through life, prayer examples, how we can encouragement one another as well as how to stand up for our faith in the midst of adversity.
The movie God’s Not Dead 2 on DVD is available at your favourite store, even amazon.ca and amazon.com on DVD or Blu-Ray.
Disclaimer: Movie has been provided courtesy of Sony Entertainment Canada and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc via internet link for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.