Jess and I were able to go on a double-date with Eric and Jennifer Parsons on Saturday to see the newly-released-in-theaters “Fireproof” starring Kirk Cameron and directed by Alex Kendrick – the guy behind “Facing the Giants” and “Flywheel” (still haven’t seen that one). He’s on staff at Sherwood Baptist Church – the church behind these three movies.
I walked into the theater not expecting much. I was impressed with Kendrick’s “Facing the Giants”, though it oozed “perfect Christian plot”. I was expecting much of the same but willed to watch “Fireproof” to support it on its opening weekend.
The first 15-minutes or so of the film were exactly what I expected: b-listed actors doing their best to act as distraught marriage partners.
I got over my “perfect movie expectations” and willed myself to enjoy the movie for what it was.
Then my emotions took over.
The movie had a plot that wasn’t “standard” and actually caught me off-guard in places. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was presented in simple real-life way and I even managed to get over the b-list acting to enjoy the movie entirely and joined the crowd in our darkened theater to clapped in applause as the final credits rolled.
I definitely recommend “Fireproof” to any married couple and to any person who plans on being married!
The movie makes a clear statement that Jesus, at the center of a relationship, is the unifying entity that makes weathering life’s storms possible.