Friday, October 24, 2008

Fireproof

wasn't really what I expected.

Now I already knew that the acting wasn't going to be good, since I have seen Facing the Giants. Most of the time, you can overlook that, but sometimes it's so terrible that you lose focus of the story, because you want to laugh at them.

I do think the storyline was good, but lacked a lot of depth that I think could've been there. I have ordered the book, and am anticipating a lot of bible study using the scriptural references. Pretty much, I think the deal is this: I don't like Nicholas Sparks books very much, or his movies. It's the same principal with this movie(which is not anything to do with Sparks, that is just a comparison). It's not bad, as Sparks ones are not bad, they are just shallow. They are still enjoyable, but are very elementary. But, you have to remember, I am the only person that I know that hated the movie "the notebook."

I think if you have marriage issues comparible to the stuff addressed in Fireproof, it could definitely hit home. For me, I would have to do a role reversal to make it relate to my house, because the husband character did a LOT of yelling, and I can count on one hand the times Michael has ever been mad enough to yell at me. It simply doesn't happen. Now I can probably write a novel on the times he has made ME that mad, and I yelled, but he isn't someone that does that. I am also lucky enough to say my husband doesn't have internet porn issues; nor does he save money (over 20 grand) for a boat and leave household projects undone. We also don't have "my money" and "your money" arguments at my house. (That's good since I don't have any money!)

It also was weird to me that the movie didn't address the fact that the wife was having a "too friendly" relationship with a male co-worker. (And her husband found a card that guy gave her, and even after all that, there was no confrontation)

So, is it a bad movie? No. Not at all. But I think I will learn more from the book. (But I have always been that person that prefers the book over the movie, in every case) I do reccomend that you go check it out.

I definitely don't have a flawless household or marriage by any means, but that movie solidified that there are a lot of other things I could be complaining about that my old man doesn't do wrong.

3 comments:

ashlee October 24, 2008 at 9:54:00 AM CDT  

i didnt like the movei the notebook either shelley...i thought i was the only one!!!

Anonymous,  October 24, 2008 at 12:36:00 PM CDT  

The only thing that disappointed me about this movie was that the producers never showed Caleb opening a bible once he “got it”. The emphasis is so strong on the “Love Dare” book instead. I understand why - just disappointing.

And on a side note, both the movie producers and Kirk Cameron feel very strongly about not compromising marriages even when making movies. In all their movies you will see that male and female actors who are not married to each other never play in scenes where they have to kiss or even touch each other beyond a simple hug, etc. This created a dilemma for this movie as the main characters DO have quite a passionate kissing scene. Their solution? Kirk’s wife is the “stunt double” in that last scene so they could kiss away. Love it!

Me ~ Spokane, WA

gorethoughts October 25, 2008 at 6:34:00 AM CDT  

I like the movie, "The Notebook" beecause it reminded me of my mom and dad and their loyal love for each other. Though they did not have the same health issues, my dad adored my mom the way the character loved his wife.

I did not like the ending at all!

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