We girls have been waiting
for this movie, as some of you know 😀 It seems that we go through a cycle of waiting for them to announce their next movie (if they’re going to make one…they never assume that is the next step God has for them), then we wait for them to tell us the name
…then we wait for each and every weekly update
…then we wait for the trailer
…then we wait for it to come out in theaters
…then we wait for it to come out on dvd
Then we wait for them to do it all over again 😀
Daddy and Mommy went and saw it the night it came out…the rest of us girls saw it the next day (some of us girls had orchestra practice the night it came out).
Did we like it?
Did they do even better than Fireproof?
Was it worth it?
When Fireproof came out, only Daddy and Mommy saw it in theaters and the rest of us waited for it to come out on dvd. But for Courageous, we decided we didn’t want to wait 😀
When Daddy and Mommy came home, they were about to burst and really wanted to talk about it 😀 They were really glad we were going to see it the next day so that we could all talk about it and they wouldn’t have to wait 6 months 😀
We went in the afternoon, so there was hardly anyone there, but Cassia saw her piano teacher 😀 We waited and waited, and watched ads for every single business in town twice before the movie actually started, it seemed 😀
Then, the movie began….
It’ll be hard to say much about it without giving things away, but we will say this…it was FUNNY, it had us CRYING (really crying..but then our friend says we are very emotional movie watchers, lol!), and WE LOVED IT! Sherwood does an excellent job of mixing in the humor to keep it funny, and yet coming through with a powerful message. Even though the message was primarily for fathers, when ‘Adam’ says that he didn’t think fatherhood should be taken lightly, I was challenged as a sister…should the role of being an older sister be taken lightly?
If you haven’t seen any of the scenes on the website yet, I would say not to until you’ve seen the movie. They didn’t give away the whole movie, but I still felt like I knew too much…not terribly so, but I think for the next movie (if there is a next one…I hope!) I’m not going to watch any of the finished scenes 🙂
**update**: I just realized last night that I didn’t say anything as far as how good it is for younger kids to watch…there are two very intense scenes, one gang scene in the beginning, and another intense scene at the end, but I think they did it very well. All of us girl watched it, right down to Charissa, but it is probably up to your family as far as how you think your ‘youngers’ will do 🙂 For us, whenever we watched a ‘scary movie’, we just ran out of the room ’til it was ‘safe’! 😀 Though both scenes are intense, they’re not gory or overdone. I think they really did the gang scene quite well.
Watch for fun little things that they sneak into the movie from previous movies!
One more thing…’The Snake King’ was many of us girls’ favorite part! We were ‘rolling on the floor laughing’…okay, not literally, but it was HILARIOUS!
So all in all…we loved it, and highly recommend it 😀 It’s worth the money!
p.s. when you notice a toilet is not flushing properly in the theater restroom, do NOT assume you can fix it like you do the ones at home by jiggling something in the tank. Water will squirt out of the back, get your dress wet, and you’ll have to tell the guy at the concessions counter that the ‘first toilet as you walk in’, is having issues. Better to tell him it’s having issues before you open the tank! lol!Subscribe to get our blog posts in your inbox!