Movie Review – The Champion


I love a good movie, don’t you?  I especially love watching a good faith based movie.  I was so excited to get to preview the new movie, The Champion.  This movie will be in theaters on May 19, 2017.  I do hope you go see it.  I do my best to get to the theaters when a faith based movie comes out; number one, to support it and number two, because I hope to be inspired and encouraged in my walk with Christ.   How refreshing it is to be able to watch a movie without bad language that makes you cringe and scenes that you wonder…”why?”

My husband and I sat down to watch, The Champion and we were impressed with the acting and the actual filming of the movie.  We both agreed that it was good quality and nothing to be ashamed about!  That is usually the complaint you hear the most about some faith based movies.

Our son is an animator in the movie world and has worked on some major movies.  We are used to watching movies with him and then discussing things other than the plot of the movie; we discuss acting, lighting, camera work and how you feel after seeing the movie.  I’m  thinking we watch movies a little bit different than some people do.

You might enjoy this link to a page that will show who the actors are and their bios.  That is always fun to see.  I love reading about the actors that share their talents in a movie that has a gospel message.

I do hope you will go to the theater on May 19th and watch, The Champion.  Click here to see if it is showing in your area.


Here is a synopsis of the move:

In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.

Dirt track racer Sean Weathers was at the top of his game…an unstoppable career, scores of fans, and an adoring daughter. When a rivalry with another racer turns personal, the ego that propelled him to success causes a tragedy, sending his life into a tailspin.

Jack Reed was attempting to make up for past mistakes. He had prospered as a businessman but failed as a family man. In a sudden turn of events, his chances for reconciliation are ripped from his grasp.

Sean and Jack’s lives collide, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Working through a painful journey of healing together, they each learn about second chances and the true freedom only forgiveness can offer.”

My favorite theme of the movie was that of forgiveness, redemption and the love of a father.  I am super sensitive when it comes to showing father/child relationships.  If you are too, you might want to have your tissues close by.  Then of course when it comes down to realizing the love of a Heavenly Father, I not only have tears but chill bumps as I thank the Lord for saving me as a teenager.  Click here to see part of my story of when I realized I needed and wanted a Savior.

I do hope you will go see, The Champion on May 19th.

Do you have some favorites in the faith based movie world?

I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of, The Champion.

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