Day Eight of the 10 Day Blog Challenge. So, today I have to talk about three movies. I’m not a big movie fan, because I’d rather be reading a book than watching a movie. About the only movies that I took the trouble to go to a theater to watch were the Harry Potter movies and the Lord of the Rings movies. But, I don’t want to talk about those very popular movies. The movies I’m going to discuss are off-beat movies you may never have heard of. [Find all seven of the precious challenge days here.]
1. The Ultimate Gift It isn’t very often that I prefer a movie over a book, but this movie was far, far better than the original book. It was a three-tissue movie for me, but I tend to drip tears at all sad or sentimental parts in movies as well as books. This is heartwarming movie, with a sad, but happy ending. A young rich man is led to expect a gift of money from his recently deceased grandfather. In pursuit of the money, he finds some much more important gifts that lead him to even more important gifts. I highly recommend you grab it from your favorite movie rental–or even buy a copy of it. Make some popcorn, have some tissues handy, and enjoy. The Ultimate Gift Movie Trailer
2. Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker I think this is a very underrated movie. It is an action/adventure made from the first book in a series about Alex Rider, a British boy who becomes a spy, written by Anthony Horowitz. Alex learns his uncle was a British spy. At the same time he is reluctantly recruited to assist the M16 division with a small job which turns exceedingly dangerous. Of course, there are changes from the book to the movie, but I enjoyed it and have watched it four times. Due to a poor showing at the box office, no other movies in the series were made. I don’t know why. I think this movie is much better than an inferior movie made about an American teenage spy, released about the same time. If you enjoy movies with action packed scenes, take a look at this one. Stormbreaker Movie Trailer
3. Facing the Giants This is a movie you either love or hate. Yahoo Viewers gave it a B+ rating. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 1 out of 5. Los Angeles Times said: Still, believers in Jesus Christ, especially evangelicals, will rejoice in seeing “Facing the Giants,” which despite its flaws is ultimately a sweet, sincere movie about Christian faith. It is a Christian football movie about turning your problems over to God and trusting him. It is hard to find a good movie with a Christian theme, so when I stumbled across this movie by accident, I really, really liked it. Try it. You might too. Facing the Giants Movie Trailer
Have you watched any of these movies? What are some “sleeper” movies that you like?
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