The Encounter 2: Paradise Lost, DVD
Waste of Money
I buy Christian movies to avoid watching violence as portrayed in secular movies and television shows. I don't want to see the dead body of someone who overdosed on heroin (totally unnecessary). God destroyed the world because of violence, so to sit and watch violence for fun and entertainment is endorsing what God hates.
Genesis 6:13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
I canÃ¢ÂÂt watch this again nor give it to anyone else. This movie was dark and depressing, totally unlike the first one.
March 23, 2013
good sequal, not as strong as 1st film
This film has many of the qualities of it's 'parent film', The Encounter'. It has a different setting and characters (except, of course the Christ character). More action, due to it's plot ( heroine dealing, detectives, etc.). It shows the reaching heart of God to a lost world, but can't be taken as Biblical theology or doctrine. Again, as I stated in my rating of the 1st, there is much deception in our world and many claiming they are 'Christ' (as He said they would). However, many in Muslim countries ( and this takes place in Thailand, I believe) are having dreams and visions of Christ that lead them to His cross, God's only means of relationship to a lost world. Shows the darkness of religion outside the Gospel, the clash for souls, God's mercy on a repentent heart. But, needs clarification of Biblical teaching after viewing. Production not as good as 1st (tougher location). Good acting. Story has to be closely followed, as one character is shown in hindsight flashes, a little confusing. Love Pureflix work, though. Those in the 'street life' may identify better with the story. Light in the darkness.
February 23, 2013
Good movie to watch about Jesus the Christ love.
It was a good movie but would have enjoyed it more with less violence in it. I understand the point of it but use of our imagination may be have sufficient instead of actually seeing it.
January 14, 2013
This movie has a ton of compromise. This movie will lead believers down the road to destruction. How can you say that someone who overdoses on drugs goes to Heaven? That totally goes against the Scriptures that say drunkards will not enter the kingdom of God. The first Encounter was so good and so simple. This version has a ton of action that is totally unnecessary and looks like the world. I would suggest keeping it simple and not trying to go big budget for the sake of entertaining. Christian movies should be more about the message than about the vanity. I cannot endorse this film or lend it out to friends.
December 26, 2012