I’ve just gotten back from a special preview of a new movie called “Fireproof“. It’s made by the same folks that made Facing the Giants and to a certain extent it shares many of the same components that made “Giants” go as far as it did. I remember reading a secular review of Facing the Giants which declared it “preachy”. I have to confess that it was probably a sane summary. I could try to cover it up by saying “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing…” but I won’t even though it’s true.
Very early on in the movie there was something I still can’t get my finger on which bothered me. The acting wasn’t bad – but there was something which was to me intangibly understated. To my untrained eye it certainly was as professional and well acted as any other movie I’ve ever seen, perhaps it was the script itself – either way after about 10 minutes the distraction disappeared and I was fully into the movie.