Very well done and special movie. I really liked the ay the main character struggled with his faith and reconciled with God in a natural and real way. This was not a typical phony Christian movie. But clearly showed how we sometimes wrestle with God.
This movie really surprised us! The acting is good quality. The film is good quality. The plot kept us wanting to know what will happen. The characters seem real and plausible.
I really like that the movie does not accredit God with the bad things that happen in this world. That impressed me. So many times Christian movies lie and say God causes people to be tempted, or God makes bad things happen to us. The bible clearly states that is not true. James 1:13 says When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;. Also James 1:17 says Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. So, with that said I love that this movie does not teach something I have to counter, like most Christian media seems to do lately.
The movie is still thrilling even after seeing it a few times. My nine year old daughter and my 2 year old son were not scared by it, they were intrigued. But it is an adult movie that is suitable for most kids. Some kids may not know what to think about the scenes with a fire in it. But if you remain calm and reassure them, it will be fine.
I hope that Corbin Bernsen will do more movies with this faith theme. We really liked it because it was not a movie aimed at evangelizing but instead was a good movie with a theme of real life faith woven in. He did a superb job making this movie.
I remember Corbin Bernsen from the 80s TV show L.A. Law (1986-94), so it is interesting that he's done such a personal, Christian movie. My wife still will not willingly watch Christian movies because she feel's as though the production values are sub-par, compared to secular offerings. However, that is changing (the movies, not my wife), and Rust will help that change. The production values are good. I also noticed that Mike Post helped compose the music- he also wrote the music for L.A. Law. Which is one of the things that contributes to this being a quality production. There are some backlighting issues because of the snow and brightness, which is a challenge even for people with much more production experience, and is a very minor issue. The script and depth of the characters truly make this a movie worth watching, and a movie worth buying. It is good to see that Corbin is parlaying his Hollywood experience into to a genre of film that can benefit and help bring it to a level that will make it competitive in the marketplace as both a product and a witness. I highly recommend this movie.