The remake of the 1967 classic Disney cartoon is the kind of high-quality film audiences expect, but it might be too intense for young children.
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Don’t be guilted into saying this film is good just because its topic — Christian apologetics and civil liberties — is important, writes reviewer Ted Giese.
Christian faith is a significant part of this film, but as in real life, not everyone is happy with God.
Viewers looking for a true picture of the young Jesus will best be served by searching Him out in Scripture and avoiding this messy, fictionalized concoction.
The film is respectful of the Christian faith in its consideration of what a nonbeliever would have to “reconcile” should he come in contact with the risen Christ.
Even though the film captures the beauty of the frontier landscape and its bitter dangers and troubles, it is a poor substitute for the book on which it is based, writes reviewer Ted Giese.