I walked into the Theaters Friday night, November 20th, opening night for new movies and was surprised to see how packed it was. I was disappointed to learn that 90 percent of the people there were going to see one movie. You guessed it, New Moon. Of these 90 percent, 99 percent were young teen girls. It made me horrified at the fact that in our darkened world, we young people snap up crud, garbage, that does nothing to feed our inner being – it actually does the opposite – it deprives us. Such movies deprive us because it leaves us (teen girls) feeling empty, as if they are missing out on something ([supernatural vampire]romance) and that leaves them craving more of these types of films – like an addiction.
I am not here to review New Moon, as I have not, nor will not see this film. Instead, I took in a heart felt, true story – The Blind Side, staring Sandra Bullock.
First, I want to start by stating that the reason why I am writing this, is to do this movie justice; reading a review on it in one of the metro newspapers, I was rather disappointed to see that it got a poor rating, and an equally poor write up. The writer felt that it was boring and didn’t like Sandra Bullocks character, furthermore, he was looking for a hard hitting, actions packed football movie. I can understand how if one entrees this movie with that mind set, they will indeed be disappointed, as this movie’s focus is not about football.
Instead, this amazing true story, is about the power of God working in ones life. How one person, or a few (a family) can change someones life – for the better.
Big Mike is a lost boy, with a troubled past. Quite and shy, he is labeled as stupid, causing him to be cast aside and forgotten by society. Mike is finally given a chance and accepted into school, where if he passes his studies, he may play football, or other sports – an area at which he excels at.
As one might guess, it is not an easy start, people judge him, dislike him and simply won’t give him a chance. Until he meets a young boy at school, who chooses to befriend him – Mike later meets the mother of the young boy (played by Sandra bullock) and she has compassion for him and takes her into his home – she begins to transform his life, as he begins to transform hers, and her whole families.
This movie is filled with hope, love, laughter and a little action, making it a well rounded drama flick. I found it very inspirational and uplifting – the kind of movie that makes you want to stand up and cheer – the kind of movie that makes one want to make a difference.
So, if you’re tired of sappy teenage romance stories, lame comedies and action packed – eye candy movies – and are looking for something a little “deeper” – this movie is the move to see!