I know that I haven't posted in over a week, and that's because I haven't been able to watch a movie in over a week. I got really bogged down by schoolwork last week as I got sick and then went on vacation back-to-back, meaning that movies were on the back burner, and they never got realized. This resulted in me failing my Ascendant Independents challenge, so I will no longer be posting in either of the "Ascendant Independents" categories.
I didn't really have that much desire to see this movie, as I was not a fan of the first one, but I went with someone else who did want to see it. In general, I don't really like preachy faith-based films, and this definitely fell into that category.
As a faith-based film, this movie definitely succeeds. It is moving, it is inspirational, it is everything that it tries to be. One thing that it doesn't try to be, though, is a well-made movie.
The movie isn't really cinematically well-made. The dialogue feels forced a lot of the times. The film has a somewhat cheap feel to it (albeit far less than that of the predecessor). It feels overlong, with many scenes that are stretched out too far. That being said, I felt that the legal proceedings in this film were much more interesting than the student's research in the previous film.
So overall, "God's Not Dead 2" definitely has value for what it is: an inspirational faith-driven film. Is it very good? No. Will some people love it? Yes. Should you rush out to see it? No.
God's Not Dead 2
Big Tuna's Rating: C
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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