Friday, October 26, 2007

Evan Almighty

Last night, we watched Evan Almighty and if you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it. Being that it was rated PG, it really was kid friendly and the boys liked all the animals. I enjoyed Bruce Almighty, but this segment had even more of a moral story than Bruce did. I like the way that a movie with such big stars and a biblical background can make it mainstream.

I'll tell you, it was just amazing to see the completed "ark" and all of the animals file in two by two. It brought tears to my eyes just the sheer magnitude of the whole situation and thinking about the real life event. It's also nice to see God depicted as a being with human qualities and humor. Morgan Freeman tells a nice story about Noah saying that most people like to look at the flood story as God being mean and horrible, but it was actually a love story too. He explained that Noah's family worked together and the animals came in pairs as a display of solidarity and sticking together. And although I know that God was punishing the people on the earth at that time, that was also a new twist and added dimension to a story I have heard all my life.

4 comments:

TNMomof5 said...

We are going to rent this one. I was a little hesitant, thinking it might be sacreligious... but have heard nothing but good things about it. Thanks for reminding me. Our 12-yr-old is still young enough to enjoy it and I will bride the almost 15-yr-old with pizza and chocolate cake (works every time LOL).

tamara said...

I have been wanting to see it because I loved Bruce Almighty so much. We'll have to rent it. I bet Daivd would love it.

carrie said...

We have not seen it yet. We really want to. Can you imagine how he would ahve felt building such a boat and people laughing at him. I wonder what God has asked me to do that I refused for fear of public ridicule? I know he would not ever ask me to build a boat unless he wanted it to sink!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the heads up, we've been looking into watching that.

Found you on Mayasmom. :-)