I read the book prior to ordering the DVD and was blown away by the story. I'm a true believer, therefore I felt comforted by Alex's story of heaven and also believe that God has something BIG for him to do while he is on this earth. I think this DVD very good and recommend it!
Whenever you read a preview or view a trailer of a movie, you may try to imagine how the rest of the movie goes. This one was different than anticipated, in that I had expected to actually see the boys' vision of heaven more as part of the story. Meaning you'd see him enter heaven and see what it was like, in their way of expressing/experiencing it. The movie more-so has the boy tell what he saw, which is still interesting, but I had hoped for more "heaven coverage", if you can call it that. Seeing it. Like being able to view someone's dream in a movie, that was what I had expected. I am not being critical, just stating what I had hoped for and visioned previous to watching it. The movie is very good, excellent messages throughout and in comparision with many other christian movies we've purchased I'd rate it a 6.5/10.
This movie is well done, but I wish it would have been a little longer so it could include more details. If you watch this movie you really need to read the book. The movie can touch your life, but the book tells more details of what Alex saw in heaven. Having read the book, it was helpful to see the actually people involved.