Reviewed by: Karen C. Flores
efforts of people who are trying to expel God from the public square once and for all
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Jesse Metcalfe … Tom Endler
Ray Wise … Pete Kane
Fred Dalton Thompson … Senior Pastor
Pat Boone … Walter Wesley
David A.R. White … Rev. Dave
Trisha LaFache … Amy Ryan
Sadie Robertson … Marlene
Robin Givens … Principal Kinney
Melissa Joan Hart … Grace Wesley
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|Director||Harold Cronk—“God’s Not Dead” (2014), “Jerusalem Countdown” (2011)|
|Producer||Pure Flix Productions|
|Distributor||Pure Flix Entertainment|
Prequel: “God's Not Dead” (2014)
Sequel: “God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” (2018)
“God’s Not Dead 2” is about what happens to a history teacher, who answers her student’s question about Jesus. The school board wants her to recant mentioning Jesus. When she refuses, the ACLU decides to take her to court. The ACLU lawyers cunningly convince the student’s parents to file a lawsuit against the teacher for violating their child’s civil rights. The ACLU also enlists the school’s assistance in making an example of the teacher. Thus, the film’s story revolves around the court case.
Like its predecessor, this film leaves the audience with a few issues that are unresolved. Without giving too much away, there is a big hole in the story about a brother. This brother’s issue is presented in the film, but the audience leaves the movie theater wondering. It is also unclear as to how the ACLU becomes involved in the first place. I know that the ACLU gets involved with cases when people call them for help. In this story, they had to convince the parents to press charges against the teacher.
Another problem that leaves audiences scratching their heads is how the extra subplots relate to the main story. In the first movie, there are several different stories surrounding the main theme. They seem unrelated. The characters come together at a Newsboys concert in the end. The audience still does not know what happened to the woman who was kicked out of her parents’ house. The creators did a better job in this second movie of bringing the extra tales to the main idea, but sometimes it does fall short. The Newsboys concert is just thrown in to add a music video in the end. Is every “God’s Not Dead” Movie going to have the Newsboys sing a live concert at the conclusion?
I truly enjoyed this movie, and I feel that Christians should support this film for a few reasons:
I appreciate the fact that the creators are trying to inform others about the perils Christians must tackle. At the end of the film, they cite many cases where Christians are facing trials for standing for Jesus.
Many Scriptures are quoted throughout the movie, and that is very refreshing to hear on the big screen.
The youth are very respectful toward authority. They protest in a submissive manner.
Overall, I feel that families can go to see this film. The topic might be advanced for younger children, but it is a good opportunity for parents to discuss with their children how to handle difficult problems. Also, it is very helpful to see the first movie to understand this second.
There is no nudity, no profanity, and minimal violence in the form of protesting.
Violence: Minor / Profanity: None / Sex/Nudity: Minor
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