For the last several weeks, it seems that the mainstream media has been having a sensationalism frenzy over the Trayvon Martin case. And while the death of this young boy is a tragedy, such an event is not unexpected in a culture that exists in the moral darkness of its sins. It is just one more entry to the list of senseless killings that happen all to frequently.
But what can you expect form a society that has embraced the culture of death, and legalizes the murder of unborn children (4,000 per day), and now proposes to extend these atrocities with a new form of child murder known as post-birth-abortion: the killing of children up to three years old. One might ask this question: how many of those, who claim to be outraged by the death of this young boy, are staunch supporters of Planned Parenthood’s right-to-choose philosophy? How many of these people will vote to keep our most pro-abortion president in power this November? They just don’t get it
How many of these people will (or have) see and rave about the morally sick, new movie “Hunger Games”, which is promoted as a great film for young people. Well, if you want your children to learn how to murder people, then I guess HG is the film for you – a teen version of the gladiator games of ancient Rome.
Yes, we truly live in a world of moral darkness. However, occasionally, a light pierces that darkness. On the same day that “Hunger Games” opened and rose to the # 1 spot at the top of the charts, another new movie also opened and took the # 3 place, just below “Hunger Games” in terms or revenue per theater. Contrary to “Hunger Games” however, this other film is a beautiful affirmation of life, and the virtues of love and forgiveness.
“October baby” is truly one of the great stories of our time. It is a beautiful portrayal of love, healing and forgiveness. It is a moving and powerful story of a young college girl, and her search for the truth, the truth as to why she is alive - and the answer she finds. It is based on a true story, which shows how the mercy of God can come to us in the most unexpected and unimaginable ways.
It is an exceptional piece of film-making, with a wide appeal to both young and old, although, the main focus of the film is on young people. Young people (teens & young adults) need to see this movie. It is one of the most powerfully, moving, emotionally gripping films I’ve ever seen. The action is fast paced, and the script is very well written. The acting is superb, and the message of healing and forgiveness is life changing. The young woman who played the part of 19-year-old Hannah was very realistic. I never once felt like she was “acting” the part. She was amazing.
While it is a serious film, the seriousness is not overdone, and is nicely counterbalanced with many light- hearted and humorous moments in the script. The film also provides very good role model examples, as to how young men should treat and respect women. It is a stark contrast to “Hunger Games”, and far superior to it.
“October Baby” is truly a light in the darkness, the darkness of the culture of death in our society. If more young people would see it, perhaps we would all see fewer “Trayvon Martin” stories on the evening news.
***** Five star Rating