Monday, April 18, 2011
Cath the Wave with Soul Surfer
If you've been following my Facebook page for any length of time, you will have probably seen a ton of posts and info relating to the new film "Soul Surfer" a film that recounts the true and inspirational story of Bethany Hamilton. At only 13, Hamilton made the headlines of nearly every news outlet in the country after losing her arm in a violent shark attack on the waters of her hometown of Hawaii. Not letting the traumatic experience keep her off her board, Hamilton returned to the waves and continues to surf professionally. She credits her brave comeback to her strong faith in God and the support of her family and Youth Group. Hamilton's book about her ordeal has sold millions and is now a major motion picture starring actress Annasophia Robb as Bethany Hamilton. Robb, also a person of faith, joins the likes of country super star Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, and Helen Hunt. Many references to God, the Bible, and Christianity can be found in the film including a scene with Underwood singing the contemporary praise song, "Blessesd Be Your Name."
Soul Surfer, is a great family film with a wonderful message earning a gnarly 5 stars. ***** Now in its second week in theaters, Soul Surfer will have to paddle its way among other hit films such as 20th Century Fox's newest animated feature "Rio" and Dimension Film's fourth installment to the Scream franchise, "Scream 4."
More on Scream 4 next time.
That's all for now. Remember: Your life is God's movie, He is our director, and the Bible is our script. Action