There have been a lot of conversations about faith-based films at Hollywood Jesus as of late. Since our goal is to provide pop culture from a spiritual point of view, it’s about time we bring you into the discussion.
For this week’s edition of Sound Off!, we would like you to put on your critic’s cap and help us create (in theory, at least) the perfect faith-based film.
As part of this, here are three recent movie trailers to give you some ideas:
1) Blue Like Jazz (limited release on 4.13.12):
2) Courageous (national release on 9.30.11; DVD release 1.3.12):
3) Jerusalem Countdown (limited release 8.26.11; DVD release 4.10.12):
There will also be some big-budget faith flicks you’ll be hearing about in upcoming months, including a Mel Gibson movie about Judah Maccabee and a Steven Spielberg movie about Moses. Whether they pan out remains to be seen.
- What elements does a memorable faith-based movie need to have?
– A formal opportunity for moviegoers to become Christians?
– A big-name cast?
– A huge monetary budget?
– A neatly resolved ending?
– Special effects worthy of Michael Bay’s approval?