Lust and greed have been the downfall of men for ages. Samson, a Hebrew whom carries the strength of God is guided through life to defeat the evil empire and renew God’s chosen people. He must, however, never drink wine or cut his hair. But as beauty and love come into place, he shares his secret to Delilah who uses it to betray him. Though, as God always does, Samson is redeemed and his strength is renewed.
Watch it For: A violently powerful rendition of the well-known Bible story provides an incredible look at the truth behind God’s strength and care for His people. Samson is often looked at as a children’s story, but the context is very powerful and remarkably relatable when hashed out using the storytelling tools of today.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13)
A deadly disease is destroying the lives of millions and Thomas and his friends seem to be immune. In the final installment of The Maze Runner Saga, Thomas and his group of Gladers face their final and most dangerous mission. They must break into the legendary last city to determine if there’s a cure. The Gladers struggled to escape, and now they are trying to enter into the city through the deadliest maze ever. It is possible that once they make it through this trial, they will have the answers to the questions they’ve been asking since they first arrives in the maze.
Watch it For: In life’s journey and battles, the difference between good and evil isn’t always crystal clear. No matter how much we know God and His Word, we will still face topics and issues that bring about uncertainty and question. Life isn’t gum drops and roses, but it’s always worth doing the best you can.
Growing up together, three boys simply seek what they believe they’ve been called to do. They follow a path into the marines and find themselves on an exciting trip through Europe. While on a high-speed train bound for Paris, the men prevent a terrorist attack. As the attack unfolds, the men rely on one another, making their bond the greatest defense against the enemy. The heroic team looks back and knows that their experiences in life led up to a moment that saved over 500 passengers.
Watch it For: The three heroes who experienced the event play themselves in the movie and work with the incredibly talented director, Clint Eastwood, to make the true story an impactful film. The heroic team is comprised of Anthony Sadler, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, and US Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone.
Peter Rabbit (PG)
For every good story, there is a back story. Meet Peter Rabbit before Mr. McGregor moved in. Then, watch what happens when Peter’s world get turns upside down by the new neighbor. When people have different opinions about the world, tension is going to rise.
Watch it For: A timeless classic, Hollywood style. Read the beloved children’s book before you head to the theater. Even if you read it as a kid, reread it now. Then analyze all the different storytelling tools that Hollywood uses to make the tale fit the big screen.