The Pilgrim’s Progress Movie Review

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Perspective of a 5 yr Old

I like Christian.  I didn’t like the dragon, the mean guy, or the shadows.  It was awesome but I wanna watch it again.

I liked that angel girl.  I just told you that it was awesome, mommy.

Perspective of a 14 yr old

People think they have control over you when they really don’t.  You can’t control people when you think they have that power.  There are 2 paths to choose, evil or good.  If you choose a good way, there are always hardships.  You may stumble and fall but after every single bad thing, something good comes from it.

People will always try to deceive you, don’t let them.  That leads you to the wrong path instead of the one that is good for you.  The wrong path leads you to the wrong place, a place you do not want to go.  If you stay on a good path, it will lead you to a good Kingdom.  Kingdom of joy, love, and always be a King there that will help you.

Be patient.  From patience, comes great things.  You cannot always say you want something right now, that will lead you down the wrong path.  The good King is on the right path and He will protect you.

Perspective of an 18 yr old

It was a good movie.  It helps teach that the path that we believe is the right path, is not always the right path.  When we call on His Name, there will be things and temptations that lead us astray.  Just to trust God and not others.  Others may not always be the right thing.

Timing is Everything

Wow, I could not have had my kids watch this at a better time.  I have several children, two of whom have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  They struggle with lying, manipulation, and cause/effect of their choices.  One of my children, that is struggling, does not have this disorder.

It is almost like none of them have the concept of right versus wrong.  Constant.  The struggle.  I have always had my children in church.  We have had them in Christian counseling, they read the Bible, and have been taught about prayer.  Forgiveness, grace, and mercy are constant discussions.

This has been a rough season

I had 3 of my kids watching while I worked on supper.  Why I didn’t have my 12 yr old watch is beyond me.  He has been writing the book of Genesis and continued to do so.  I know he was probably watching/listening.

At one point, in the movie, you knew the main character was struggling with which path to take.  The easy path or the harder path.  He chose wrong and then he dealt with the natural consequences of his choices.

Light Bulb

I looked up and saw 2 of my kids engrossed.  It was like a light bulb went off in their heads.  They both said “oh my gosh, we understand!  We get it.”  I just stood there, mouth open and no words escaped from my voice.

They are both writing about the movie, though I am giving you the highlights of what they thought.  I will say this movie is WONDERFUL but INTENSE for younger viewers.  Hunter is too young to understand the concept of this movie.

There were some scary parts for younger kids, so use your own discretion with that.  However, he has asked 3 times to watch it again.  He wants to watch it with daddy when he gets home.

I am excited for this movie to come out and for the DVD to come out.  In my mind’s eye, The Star movie was the be all and end all.  This one is equally as great, but with a visual of making right and wrong choices.

ABOUT

Based on John Bunyan’s epic masterpiece, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is one of the most popular books of all time, and one of the most important stories of our faith! Second to the Bible in total copies and translations, the story was written by John Bunyan a pastor, imprisoned for sharing his faith.

This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

OVERVIEW

Product category: film
Title: THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS
Campaign focus: theatrical release
Genre: drama/ animated
Rating: NR
Run time: 1:45
Studio: Revelation Media
Talent: John Rhys-Davies (THE LORD OF THE RINGS), Kristyn Getty, Ben Price

THEATRICAL RELEASE

2 days only! April 18 & 20, Easter weekend!
Thursday, April 18, 7:00p
Saturday, April 20, 12:55p
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Themes

  • Faith
  • Redemption
  • Hope
  • Perseverance

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  • The Pilgrim’s Progress illustrated storybook
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    • To see THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS in theaters on 4/18/19 or 4/20/19.
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