You have heard about Bethany Hamilton, the girl who got her arm bitten off by a shark and continued to surf, right? They made a movie about her called Soul Surfer! We went to see it Sunday night. And let me tell you, It was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time! Her story is just incredible, and how she keeps her faith in God through the whole incident is just amazing! They did a very good job showing how much she trusted in God, and how she knows that every thing that happened through her arm, was all for the glory of God.
Pros: Very good job showing her faith. Her story is incredible, and it really encouraged me to know that everything God does has a purpose. Even if it seems terrible at the time. She references to bible verses several times. And the acting is fantastic! I was very glad that the scene where they show her arm be bitten off was not very detailed. You see the shark coming up, her facial expression and then blood in the water. Not bad at all. PROMISE!!!!
Cons: Honestly, I didn't find anything bad about it. There were no profanities or inappropriate scenes(besides her parents kissing 2 times). The girls that were surfing did wear bikinis, but they were not at all distracting. I would not take children 6 or 7 and under. They would probably get bored.
I absolutely loved it, and my dad and brother William( age 11) loved it too. If you want to see an encouraging story of a girl, who I believe will change the lives of others, I strongly suggest you go see this movie! Her courage to get back out in the water after the incident makes me know that people can do it, they can put their faith in God and CAN DO ANYTHING!
Please go see this movie! You will love it, I promise!!!! Oh- I almost cried 3 times, just to warn you!
Philippians 4:13- I can do anything, through him who gives me strength!
Jeremiah 29:11- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord! Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future!
~Thanks for reading~Bailey~Psalm 56:3~