3 Reasons To Take the Whole Family. . . Yes, the WHOLE Family to THE STAR
By Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
If there’s one thing we understand, it’s that taking the entire family to the movie theater isn’t as easy as it sounds. First, you have to calculate the cost of ticket prices and snacks, as well as find a time that works for everyone’s schedule. Then, you have to make sure there’s even a movie you can take the whole family. Maybe there’s no explicit content, like foul language or violence, but the movie that’s supposed to be “kid friendly” actually has terrible messages you don’t want fed to your children.
The struggle is real.
That’s why we get excited when there’s a movie that the whole family CAN go to, and THE STAR is just that. While Movieguide®’s official review is still to come, here’s three reasons the movie is worth seeing in theaters!
1. It’ll get the whole family in the Christmas mood!
THE STAR is an animated family movie centered on the birth of Jesus, but from the perspective of a lowly donkey named Bo. There are a lot of nativity stories, and somehow THE STAR still takes a unique look at the events of Jesus’s birth, which is the entire reason we celebrate Christmas. In the movie, there are also many classic Christmas songs performed by well-known artists like Pentatonix, Fifth Harmony, Mariah Carey, and Kirk Franklin that will have you singing Christmas tunes all the way up to December 25.
2. Thanks to a fantastic voice cast, it’s very funny!
From Keegan-Michael Key as Dave the Dove to Tyler Perry and Tracy Morgan as goofy camels, THE STAR has some really funny moments that will keep adults and children laughing.
3. The movie is very reverential.
The biggest worry for a children’s movie that takes a serious matter like the birth of Jesus, and makes it more lighthearted is that it becomes irreverent. THE STAR doesn’t do that. It in fact honors Jesus as the Son of God and as the Messiah in a way that shows children the importance of what they’re watching.
So, start making your plans now to see THE STAR, and check out the full review here.