I’m not a movie reviewer of course. Never took a writing course in college, although I did take a creative writing class in high school. As most people can tell, it didn’t help much. I thought I would attempt a short review of the movie entitled, “Fireproof.” We as a church went to see the movie this past Wednesday night, so while some things are fresh I will give a review shot.
I was not going into movie expecting the acting to be very good, or the storyline making a whole lot of sense. I knew that it was made real cheap by a church in Georgia, and most of the people and actors working on the movie did not have professional training.
So after watching the movie I was very surprised just how good it is!
I really thought the acting was much better than many give it credit. I know that a lot of people don’t like the Georgia accents, I think it adds some realism to the movie. They really talk that way.
Both Kirk Cameron and the woman playing his wife did a fantastic job, in my opinion. Most people thought he wouldn’t be very believable as a firefighter, I thought he was.
The movies story really hit home for me, and I’m sure it is going to hit home for a lot of people. It dealt with issues in marriage that most of the time is covered up: lack of communication, anger and frustration, pornography, and the list could go on.
I really like the fact that when Kirk’s character turned his life over to Christ, things didn’t start working out for him immediately.
That was the major weakness for both Flywheel and Facing the Giants. While they were both inspirational, they gave people the idea that if they would just either get saved, or get serious with God, all the problems will go away.
Well, this doesn’t happen in Fireproof. But instead of denying his new found faith, Kirk’s character still is trying to treat his wife with respect and honor the promise he gave to his father in the movie.
There was some action, laughter, and tears, all on a limited budget.
In the movie theater, people clapped at the end of the movie and was drying their eyes, which is always a good thing.
In my opinion, it is the best Christian movie I’ve ever seen, and I’m looking forward to seeing it again and owning the DVD.
Well done all you guys at Sherwood Baptist Church.
May God continue to use your church to reach out to our world.