Today the wife and I went with some friends to see the movie War Room. Even though the theater had a midweek special, we blew 2/3 of our allotted date money for the month. (AKA: Don't expect a lot of new movie reviews on this blog.)
But the question is: Was it worth it?
I'd say, big YES!
The little old lady / mentor character is PHENOMENAL! She has such a fun and likeable personality, that she pretty much carries the whole show. Production values are top notch, and the film is littered with Kendrick memorablila... a flywheel, Wrath of God hot sauce, Bobby Lee Duke Ambulance Service... It's like a Where's Waldo trying to spot them all.
The concept of the film is about the importance and power of prayer, and for the most part it carries it off very well. There are a few moments, however, like when the woman is shouting at Satan to get out of her house, that might be a little over-the-top for non-Christians in the audience. Still, these are rare and on the whole everyone is left with the overwhelming sense of, "Wow! I can't survive without this stuff!".
One of our group said it nicely, "Yeah, I need to watch this movie about once a week".
Too true! Prayer is one of those things that loses its vitality over time. Eventually you find yourself lapsing into boredom and doing it by rote.
Like a pilot's pre-flight checklist, it starts to become routine and monotonous over time. But, "familiarity breeds contempt", and as soon as he loses respect for the importance of it, terrible things can happen.
All in all, see it in theaters if you want to support good Christian films. Either way though, I agree with the statement above; you'll definitely want to buy it on disk to have around.
Live YOUR adventure!