"God’s Love Is Unstoppable"
What You Need To Know:
UNSTOPPABLE has an important message. It plays more like a sermon than an actual documentary story, however. As Kirk explains the story of Adam and Eve from Genesis, reenactments are played out for dramatic effect, though they don’t add much. The pacing is a little slow. Some scenes go on too long. Some of the music is too obscure. Also, the direction sometimes lacked focus. That said, UNSTOPPABLE has a very important Christian message reminding us of God’s love and His grand plan for all of us. Kirk’s message will encourage many people who are struggling with loss or pain. Some of the reenactments contain heavier elements that parents should be aware of before taking their younger children to see UNSTOPPABLE.
(CCC, BBB, V, N) Very strong Christian and Biblical worldview that explores themes like providence, grace, redemption, and why God allows bad things to happen to good people, and much of the movie is about Scripture; the “d” word is heard in a song, though not as a cuss word; reenactments show Cain chasing down Abel and killing him, the killing takes place out of frame, but the camera lingers on a stream of blood that flows from Abel’s body; no sexuality; reenactments of Adam and Eve show upper male nudity and shows just enough female skin to imply she’s naked, though little is shown; no alcohol; no drugs; and, nothing else objectionable.
UNSTOPPABLE is a documentary hosted by Kirk Cameron, who also brought us MONUMENTAL in 2012. The movie addresses some of life’s most difficult questions. Questions like: Where is God in the midst of tragedy; and: Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?
UNSTOPPABLE begins with Kirk talking about the loss of their friend Matt, a young teenage boy struggling with cancer. Kirk recounts his conversation with Matt’s father, who couldn’t explain to his son why God wasn’t healing him. This is a question that so many parents around the world ask. It sends Kirk on a journey to revisit Scripture, to discover the character of God and to understand how and why He does what He does.
Kirk then takes the audience to the beginning of history; the creation of man, the fall of Adam, and the first murder. By understanding God’s story in the Bible, we can better understand our story today, and God’s sovereign hand in it.
UNSTOPPABLE is an important message, though told in a unique way. It plays more like a sermon than an actual documentary or story. As Kirk explains Adam and Eve from Genesis, reenactments are played out for dramatic effect, though they don’t add much. In fact, the reenactments are distracting and draw attention from the actual story. The pacing is a little slow throughout. Some scenes go on too long. Some of the music is too obscure. Also, some of the direction lacks focus. However, the movie is meant to be played out as a live one-day event with other material, including some live interviews that Kirk and his team are doing. So, UNSTOPPABLE is not a movie that’s meant to stand totally alone.
By itself, however, UNSTOPPABLE contains a very important Christian message reminding us of God’s love and His grand plan for the human race. Kirk Cameron’s message will encourage many people who are struggling with loss or pain. Some of the reenactments do contain heavier elements that parents should be aware of before taking younger children to see this movie.