This is a movie that families everywhere need to see! Who, after all, hasn’t been touched by tragedy or suffering? Kirk Cameron’s film is an amazing look at the origins of suffering, the Garden of Eden, and our ancestors, Adam and Eve, and the fact that we are born into sin because, after all, how can something clean be taken from something unclean? Yet Kirk shows the hope that was present from the beginning when God promised that Eve’s descendent would one day crush the serpent’s head, speaking of course of Christ, the coming Jewish Messiah and Savior of the world.
The likable Cameron shows a real sincerity as he visits a family that lost a teen son to death, a young man named Matthew Sandgren. We see the hope the family has in a future resurrection and their symbolic sending of balloons into the sky demonstrates their faith in Matthew’s soul going on to be with God. Kirk mentions that Matthew’s body was planted like a seed in the earth and that one day the seed will come forth anew, in a resurrected and glorious body.
There is a bloody scene or two in which we see Cain murder his brother Abel. But despair gives way to hope as Cameron reminds the viewer that God is a God who is for us and is always with us. He uses the rainbow as God’s symbol of forgiveness and love and the fact that God’s own son died for man. We are recommending this film for ages twelve and above but parents should consult the content listing. Many parents will be comfortable with their children under twelve seeing this wonderful film, although it is not intended for young children. This film courageously tackles the difficult topic of suffering, and does a more than commendable job. We see that God is a God that we can trust. Don’t miss “Unstoppable”!