Today's post is short, sweet, and light-hearted. I am trying to make more time for my family and lessen the distractions of the world. I am hoping this will allow me to create more quality writing and focus on what is most important: God and family.
My husband and I don't get out much. So our typical "date night" includes a Redbox movie at home. We recently rented the movie Here Comes the Boom.
It features actors Kevin James and Henry Winkler as well as actress Salma Hayek, among others. Overall, it was a good movie with a good message.
***It does have mildly inappropriate scenes (some language, sexuality) and the somewhat violent MMA fighting itself. I would say, as a parent, watch it first before showing it to your children, so you can decide if you deem it appropriate for them. I probably wouldn't show it to anyone younger than 13.***
The movie conveyed an overall focus on friendship, sacrifice, and fighting for what is important. I was pleasantly surprised when in one scene a character references a bible verse in Genesis 32 He also goes on to explain the story of Jacob wrestling with God found in Genesis 32.
The characters pray before their meal and also before the big fight. This example was great to have in a mainstream movie.
Upon further research I discovered that Kevin James stated in an interview with Plugged In that the overall message of the movie could be summarized by:
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
John 15:13 NIV
I love love love it when Christianity makes it's way into mainstream movies. Planting seeds in those who are watching.
God is alive and well and we cannot avoid him. So watch out people because here comes the boom!