Visceral. Gritty. Honest.
These are the first words which come to mind upon leaving the theater after viewing Kirk Cameron's new film Unstoppable.
When I first saw the trailer for this film, it immediately hit me. This is going to be good. Last year, when Monumental was presented in a one night event (which I attended), I learned two things:
- Kirk Cameron uses the visual journal style of film making to great effect.
- He communicates with clarity issues which matter to me (and a lot of other people).
So, when I heard Kirk was making a film tackling the question "why do bad things happen to good people", there was no question that I had to be in the theater. What I didn't know was how, by walking through a journey of great loss with family friends, this film would present one of the most outstanding visual representations of the gospel I've ever witnessed
Check this out from the Official Movie Website:
"Provident Films brings Kirk Cameron back to movie theaters with the follow-up to his record-breaking theatrical event, Monumental. In UNSTOPPABLE, a brand-new visual journal, Kirk takes you on a personal and inspiring journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raiser in faith: Why? Kirk goes back to the beginning—literally—as he investigates the origins of good and evil and how they impact our lives … and our eternities. Reminding us that there is great hope, UNSTOPPABLE creatively asks—and answers—the age-old question: Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?"
Unstoppable is personal, heart breaking, and compelling in it's honesty. Kirk shares his own grief, and a desire for the answer of why this tragedy had to happen, by taking us to the beginning – Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. How did evil, pain, suffering, and death come into this world? What did God do about it? How do we fit into the story today?
Unstoppable is a faith builder. It is a reminder to any Christian in whom our hope and faith reside, and it is very effective in doing so.
But more importantly, the point of this film (really should be) to communicate the gospel to people outside of the church. This is the reason for our faith. This is who God is and what He has done for everyone through Jesus Christ. This is why we have hope in the wake of suffering.
Tonight's live presentation was sold out. There will be an encore presentation of Unstoppable on October 3. Go see it for yourself. Take a friend who really doesn't understand why you believe in God or who has questions. Hopefully, it will give you renewed boldness to make your life a living witness and spark some interesting conversations along the way.
Check out the movie trailer and a scene from Unstoppable:
Listen to Warren Barfield sing "The Time is Now" – Theme song for Unstoppable.