Remember the Titans is about a school that is divided by race and they get a new football coach who is of the African-American descent. There are many threats towards the new coach and his family. The football team who is also not happy about the coach and their black and white mixed teammates. They all eventually went to Football camp and hated each other for the first week but eventually they got a lot closer. Eventually Gerry gets hit by a car. In the end hthe whole town is grieving and it ends up good.
The movie's message is that no matter what race gender or religion we can all get along and at the end of the day we are more alike than different. I think it wants to make you think that everyone is equal and worthy of respect.
I think the Christian values and morals in this movie are accepting people or everyone is made in Gods image and treat everyone with respect and whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me.
I really recommend this movie because it shows you should treat everyone with dignity and respect.
The Blind Side is about a boy named Michael who was raised in drug and alcoholic conditions. Violence is all over the neighborhood. At a young age Michael was taken away from his drug addict mother. He ends up staying with an accountent but eventually his aunt kicks him out. He ends up on the streets were eventually the Toullies a strong Christian family finds him and take him in. He has raw talent for football (which he eventually pursues). The Touillies end up adopting him. After that he goes to Ole Miss to play football.
I think The movies message is to care for those who need it the most. I think the movie is trying to make you feel like you can make a difference even if it is just one person's life. It showed that you should use the gifts God gave you just as much as Michael did.
I think it supported the Christian values of clothing the naked, feeding the poor, and giving to the homeless. "Whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me." Things that are not very Christen are people doing drugs, over drinking, and useing very vulgar language.
I highly recommend this movie because it's a feel-good movie about helping those who need it the most and making a huge difference for the better. All age groups can learn a valuable lesson about caring for everyone.
The difference between the two movies
In The Blind Side the Toullies and Michael get along from the beginning. Right when the Toullies met Michael they brought michael into their life and accepted him. They gave him food, clothes, and love. Unlike The Blind Side the players in Remember the Titans did not get along very well at the beginning. There was a lot of racial tension and hate on the team, but they started to get along after the camp they went to that made them be one united team.
Reviewed by: Jonathan W.
In this movie Judy (the main character) was the only bunny to ever try and be a cop. She was much smaller and very different from all of the other cops; yet she graduated at the top of her class. After many years of dreams, hard work, and never giving up she finally did it. Even on parking duty she always tried her hardest and wanted to prove herself to everyone and just keep on going.
I think one of the main messages in this movie from my standpoint is to just keep on going, be yourself, dream big, and do not let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. Keep going and strive for greatness.
I think there are a few great themes and morals and Christian teachings in this movie. One being that God created every person or bunny in his divine image. We are all special. Another theme being we need to just keep on going through persecutions and keep God next to us knowing he is always there. We need to persevere.
Yes, I do recommend this movie and I recommend it to all ages. Kids can learn early in life to understand it’s ok to be different and special and that no matter how hard life is there is always the ultimate reward, heaven. Even adults can learn this lesson even though they probably already knewthat it is okay to be different. Sometimes people just need to remember and get a fresh image of God and his teachings.
Reviewed by: Noah H.
I watched the movie Fox and the Hound first edition. In the first part of the movie a baby fox was abandoned because his mother died. He was left alone by a farm. Two birds and a owl found him there and when the grandma who lived there came and found him she adopted him. The fox became very good friends with the two birds and the owl. He also met a beagle and they were best friends at the start and had all sorts of adventures. This movie is very light hearted and I love the animation style. In the movie many times the Fox and the Hound saved each other’s lives because they were the best of friends.
I think the movie’s message is to be excepting like the bird, owl, and grandma excepted the baby fox. This movie relate to the bible because in the bible jesus said “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for a friend.” in the movie the fox and the beagle always saved each other in desperate times of need. I recommend this movie because it’s a great example of true friendship and it’s a heartwarming tale. I would recommend this movie to 6 years abd older to watch it.
Reviewed by: Andrea S.
In this movie 2 people fall in love but their careers get into the way. Mia is trying to become an actress, while Seb is trying to start his own jazz club. When Seb finds out that he can't afford a club he joins a band with music he doesn’t even enjoy. This band will be Mia’s and Seb’s downfall.
The movie’s message is always keep trying. Yes it will get hard. You may want to quit, but if you keep persevering you will get to your goal. Sadly you may have to give up something to get to that goal. You’ll have to decide if it’s worth it or not. Not everything will go your way. Life doesn’t work like that, but it will work out.
I think the christian values that are being supported is always keep trying. Through thick and thin, because things will get tough. If you give up on everything that’s “too hard” you won’t accomplish anything. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door shall be opened.”-Matthew 7:7-8
I would recommend this movie to anyone 12+ it’s a beautiful movie. The songs are amazing and so are the actors (Emma Stone and Ryan Gossling). The support they give each other is how the Lord supports you and how you should support the Lord.
Reviewed by: Katie S.
For my media review I reviewed Sing, a new movie based on bringing out your talents and getting through the problems in your life. To summarize the movie a koala named Buster Moon has loved the theater since he was six. So for 30 years his father worked at a car wash to buy him a theater of his own. But lately his shows have not been a big hit and he is running out of money. Now he has an idea that will make so much money that he could renovate his theater. What started out normal turned into a huge mess but all ended up AWESOME.
I think it represents that we should keep on trying even though there might be some bumps in the road.
I would recommend this song to ages 3-14 because it has some fun humor and shows to that you should be your real self.
Today I reviewed the movie Inside Out. The movie is about a girl named Riley who has “voices” in her head, these “voices” are her emotions - Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust.
Riley and her family have a really good life in a small town in Minnesota, but then Riley's parents decided to move to Pennsylvania. During all of the craziness of moving the emotions in Riley’s head accidently hit a button that sucks up Riley’s memories. Not only does it take the bad memories but it also takes the good memories and Joy and Sadness.
After a while without Joy in Riley’s life, Riley decides to run away. In the past, Sadness has always seemed to get in the way, but not this time. This time Sadness saved Riley’s life by having her feel sad when she is running away from her home and her family.
I think this movie does a really good job of showing how your emotions can get out of control, especially when things in your life are out of your control. When Riley and her family were moving she was afraid, nervous and sad. She had emotions that she didn’t know what to do with or how to handle them, they were all jumbled up in her head. Her emotions were out of control and her life felt out of control.
This movie also showed that everyone has a purpose. Even though we sometimes think of sadness as only a bad thing, it can turn out to be a good thing. During the movie Sadness had a purpose and that was to save Riley’s life. I think that, just like Sadness in this movie, everyone has a purpose in life. We may not always know what our purpose is but if we listen to God and live the life He wants us to live, we will eventually realize what our purpose is and what God has always had in store for us.
Though all of Riley’s struggles with moving and not knowing what her knew home and life would be like, Riley turned to God. She said a prayer one night when she was going to bed. She prayed to God that everything would be alright and that God would help her. God listened to her and her prayers would be answered.I would recommend this movie to every age because it has such great lessons and it hits you right in the heart. It might even make you cry (like it did to some of my friends and family).
Lightning Mcqueen is a raceing car. He was on his way to the big race. Then his bus hit a bump, the back opened and he fell out. He was lost and found his way to Route 66. On his way along the Route he comes into a small town. He got knocked out by an electrical wire. He was caught on the wire, pulled the pole down, and it damaged the road. He had to stay and fix it. Then he met Mater the tow truck. Mator helped him fix the road. They became best friends and Mater helped him get to his race. When Mcqueen drove in the race he could've won, but instead he helped the Champ after he spun out.
This movie makes me feel happy. It makes me happy because it's my favorite movie, is very entertaining and is also funny at times. I thought it was cool how Mater helped Mcqueen even though they just met. The message I got from this movie is that life has it’s bumps in the road but eventually everything will be ok because of friendships.
The Christian teaching I learned from this movie are that if something goes wrong, if you trust and believe in God everything will be good in the end. Also trust in God to guide you the right direction and you might meet new friends (cars) along the way. One more teaching is that if you see someone who needs help you should always help them.
I would recommend this movie to kids and adults of all ages because it’s a great family movie, is very entertaining and is funny. The movie will never get old, no matter how many times you watch it.Reviewed by: Jack S.
I reviewed the movie “The Best of Me” and the movie “Safe Haven” because I like the message they both send out. In The Best of Me, Dawson Cole was being abused by his father so he ran away. Dawson stayed in a stranger’s garage. When the man found out, he let him stay, but when things got really bad with dawson’s dad the old man let him stay in his house so he would be safe. Dawson met a girl named Amanda and they fall in love. Later in the movie when they are adults Amanda is married to someone else and her kid is about to die from a heart problem. Dawson then gets shot by his father and his heart is donated to Amanda’s son and saves him.
In the movie safe Haven, Kate was with this guy who was abusive and in one situation she stabbed him in self defense. Kate was scared so she changed her identity and ran away. She moves to North Carolina and meets a nice guy named Alex at a store. Alex accepts her and takes her in as a friend at first. Alex and his kids accept her even when they found out what she did and protected her from the people who were trying to hurt her and eventually they fall in love.
In The Best of Me the old man was very accepting, he let Dawson live with him when he had nowhere to go and no one to turn to. The old man let him in and didn’t judge him in his situation. In Safe Haven, Alex and his kids were really nice and accepting to Kate and it helps me remember that there are still good people in the world and that not everybody is bad.
Some Christian teachings that I found in this movie are to care for other people and accept them. We need to accept people for who they are and remember that you learn from your mistakes to become a better person. Also in The Best of Me the Christian teaching is to care for others like the old man did for Dawson in his situation. When we learn to accept people I feel like we find the best in people which is what happened in this movie.
I would highly recommend The Best of Me to others because it is an amazing movie with an amazing message. I would recommend this movie to people of 10 or older.I would also recommend you watch Safe Haven. It had some violence so I would probably recommend it to people of age 12 or older.
The movies I chose to review are, Finding Dory and Beauty and the Beast. I chose them because Disney is a huge part of my childhood and I wanted to see what I could find. In Finding Dory, Dory, who is a fish who can’t keep her memory, got flashbacks of when she was a child. She knew that her parents were out there somewhere and she wouldn’t give up until she found them. Dory slowly uncovered parts of her memory and with the help of friends, found her parents. Along the way, people doubted her, mostly Marlin but she didn’t let them get in her head. In the end, Dory found her parents and them found out that no matter what your IQ level is, you can accomplish what you put your mind to. Then there is Beauty and the Beast, Beast is a prince who turned away an enchantress that was disguised as an old lady. He paid the price for turning her away by being cursed and if he can’t find love by the time he turns 21, he would die. Belle, which is a girl who lives in France with her father, knows that there must be more to life then what she has. Her father ventures off and gets lost. He stumbles upon a castle and gets locked up by the Beast. Belle finds her father and trades her freedom for her father's. Overtime, Belle and the Beast see good in each other and fall in love. Belle saves the Beast and they live happily ever after.
In Finding Dory, the movie shows that you shouldn’t give up and let people get you down. Everytime Marlin shoots Dory down, she just continues and just keeps swimming. In Beauty and the Beast, Belle looks past Beast’s appearance and stands up for him because she knows that he isn’t a monster. In the process of standing up for Beast, she saves her father and she turned down a handsome jerk. Nice job Belle.
In Finding Dory, I saw that their were plenty of christian morals. When Dory trusted herself that her parents were alive, she was trusting her conscience and when Nemo and Dory both keep faith and treat everyone with respect, they are demonstrating the Golden Rule. “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” - Matthew 7:12. In Beauty and the Beast, Belle definitely demonstrates a lot of christian morals from not judging others to trusting. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;” -Luke 6:37. At some points that scripture is violated but it is mostly valued.
I would rate Finding Dory a five out of five because I truly feel like this movie has great messages and it is very kid friendly. It shows that you should not only keep faith in others but also in yourself.
I give Beauty and the Beast a 4.5 out of 5 even though it is my favorite disney movie. It has great values and messages but it does show some violence and possibly a homosexual character. It is a great movie but it does violate some catholic values.Reviewed by: Brianna O.
I reviewed the movie Mean Girls and the movie Cyberbully because these are some of my favorite old movies. Both of these movies can teach you a lot about what it’s like to be bullied and how it feels to be on the other side. In both movies we learn a lot about friendships and treating everyone with the same respect. In Mean Girls there are many students who feel threatened by the perfect, popular Regina George. When Cady transfers from Africa to North High School she falls into a friend group right away. She chooses a “not so popular group”. Then she finds out that she is accepted by the plastics (the popular group), so she decides to be friends with them. Many of the plastics (including Regina George) are all mean to others. During this movie there is lots of drama with Cady and Regina. Cady makes the right decision on going back to her friends no matter how popular or cool they are.
In the movie Cyberbully, 17 year old Taylor was given a laptop for her birthday. She decided to sign up for a social media website to keep in contact with her so called best friends. Little did Taylor know that her best friend would make up a fake account pretending to be someone else. Taylor finds out which created lots of drama between the two. Taylor felt very betrayed and tried to end her life, she was then known at school for that. None of her friends wanted to hang around her because of this. In the end everyone became friends again and they started to stand up for other bullies.
Both movies send out great messages for teens, words can really hurt. If you wouldn’t say something to their face, don’t use social media as a way to bring people down.They are also say how we should treat all people with the same respect that we want to be treated with. You should always be yourself and don’t try to be someone you’re not even if it makes you more popular. Nobody is perfect so just be you!
In both movies I found some Christian morals and teachings that are supported and some that are not. In Cyberbully, Taylor ignores the fact that her mother told her to stay off her computer. Her mom found out what was going on, and told Taylor that she wasn’t allowed back onto her computer. A catholic teaching that I believe is followed in both movies would be that you should always stand up for what’s right. These movies taught me a lot about how you should always treat all people with the same respect because everyone has human dignity.
I would rate the movie Cyberbully a 7 out of 10 because it has a great storyline, but the way that Taylor’s best friend made a fake account was a bit hard to follow. As for the movie Mean Girls I would rate it a 8.5 out of 10 because it is easy to understand and it is more realistic. People get bullied every day and a lot of the times it seems to happen closely to how it happened in Mean Girls. I would recommend both of these movies to teens my age. Many people don’t know lots about what you say online can hurt people. I think that both movies are good examples of how bullying can affect people. Overall I believe that everyone should watch these movies at some point so they may understand that all people should be treated equal.
I reviewed the movies, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Mulan, because they are both great movies and they are very similar. They have good characters and good morals and christian teaching, I'll tell you about them. In Mulan, Mulan wants to go into battle for her old and ill father, but only men can go into battle. So Mulan pretends to be a samurai and takes place for her father, she is respected and is a good fighter. During a battle when she is injured, they figure she is a woman and she is left behind and shunned. But she can’t defeat the villain on her own, so she convinces Shang to come back and help her defeat him and they succeed, they save the day and live happily ever after.
In Mulan the message is that we should not discriminate woman. Men and women are equal, and should both be treated with respect.
In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo is discriminated and criticized because he’s a freak and he has a hunchback. Everyone hates him and he is imprisoned, the only human to care for him is Esmerelda. Quasimodo is to be put to death, but Esmerelda pushes the villain and he falls to his death. Quasimodo is saved in the end.
In this movie the message is not that different people aren’t bad, they are just like us, so they should be treated just like any other human being.
In Mulan the movie shows that women are equal to and just as capable as men. And that if you want to accomplish something, you can do it no matter what race or gender you are, you can definitely do it. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo teaches us that people who are different are just like us and should be treated just like any of us. To me both of these movies are like the bible, becase the Bible says “whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me”.Reviewed by: Thomas L.