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Inspired by the death of Cameron’s close friend, who succumbed to cancer at the age of 15, Kirk Cameron takes viewers on an inspiring and hope-filled visual journey to better understand the biggest doubt-raising question in faith: “Where is God in the midst of tragedy and suffering?”
Unstoppable – Movie Review By Sarah
The movie “Unstoppable” isn’t worth your stopping to buy, nor watch.
At the beginning of the film, the lead character Cameron asks where is God in the midst of tragedy, and gets the viewer excited to find out and to understand on a deeper level. By the end, you are still left wondering and only have gained facts and knowledge from the bible. When the question is finally answered, it’s done in a way irrelevant to the way in which it was asked in the beginning.
You have to pay close attention, or you get lost quickly in this mess of a plot. The format and lack of flow within the movie is quite jumpy, and the intended parallels don’t often make sense.
One great thing that Cameron successfully gets across is the hope of the gospel and the love of Christ. The love of the Lord is conveyed in a way that is real, and it’s explained in a way from which I think many people could benefit. The amazing hidden message and a mediocre presentation left me disappointed and a bit bummed that I spent my time watching it. I was hoping it would pick up as it went on, but with my fingers crossed, I was still left with unanswered questions in the end and yearning for more engagement in the plot.
Kirk Cameron is best known for his memorable role as “Mike Seaver,” a cultural icon of the ’80s, with his mullet hairstyle, cool glasses, and wisecracking comebacks. Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were on-screen sweethearts during their Growing Pains years and are the founders of Camp Firefly, where terminally and seriously ill children and their families are provided an all-expense paid retreat Camp Firefly. Together, Kirk and Chelsea live in California with their six children.