Sunday, May 27, 2012

Review and Giveaway: The Genesis Code

I am always up for a family-friendly movie.  And as my husband said in the opening scenes, "Oh, we needed another hockey movie!"

Not that The Genesis Code is really a hockey movie.  There is a fair amount of hockey right at the beginning of the movie, but hockey is far from the central focus.

From the publisher:
Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college journalist and committed Christian with an effervescent personality, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew) the college’s newest and very popular hockey superstar. As a relationship between them begins to develop Kerry finds that Blake, who hides behind a tough and independent façade, is actually struggling through a difficult personal crisis and that he bears the cross of a secret he has kept hidden for years. Blake rebuffs Kerry's suggestion that prayer might help ease his burden; he is convinced that modern science completely disproves the Bible, especially the opening verses of Genesis. Kerry — who is herself suddenly confronted with a challenge to her faith on another front — sets out to prove that science and Genesis are not in conflict and her quest leads to a startling revelation. Could it be that what science teaches us about creation and the Story as told in Genesis are both true!
What did we think?

Unlike most of the movies I've reviewed lately, this one did not hold the attention of my younger two (ages 6 and 8).  Thomas, my 11 year old, did stay attentive, but I think he is on the younger end of who is likely to find this appealing.

We enjoyed the storyline -- the personal crisis of Blake's and the faith challenge of Kerry's.  The "Genesis Code" part was interesting.  The physics nerds present Blake, some of his hockey pals, Kerry, and some other assorted persons with a pretty geek-speak hypothesis on reconciling the creation story of Genesis with modern science.

It was frustrating though, when we are having to pause the movie to talk about oh, say, the actual physics definition of motion, as opposed to the more casual use of the term.  I would have expected a physics geek who is presenting physics information to be a little more precise.

Anyway, the movie was enjoyable, and it is something we will definitely have to watch again when my teens are around.

And I have one to give away!

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14 comments:

Troy Breiland said...

Being born in Minnesota, it's hard not to be a Hockey Fan.

lauren said...

i've been wanting to get this movie!

Debra said...

Oh, Troy, that is funny...

Being born in North Dakota, it is hard not to be a hockey fan too.

:)

That's why we loved getting another hockey movie.

Leah C said...

I'd like to get this one. My sports crazy son would probably enjoy. :-)

Leah C said...

Okay, the trailer looks great! I've got to look up who the main actor is, I know I've seen him in something.

Christy said...

I want to win

a49erfangirl said...

I am a hockey fan. The movie sounds like it would be good.

Michele said...

Not hockey fans really, but we are always looking for family friendly movies since we do not watch tv! Thanks for the opportunity to win,, Debra!

Wendy said...

Cannot call myself a hockey fan since I have never been to a game, but I am really wanting to go see one!

Donna said...

I'm very interested in the creation v. evolution debate

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Viorel M said...

I learned The Genesis Code is one of the best-selling Faith and Spirituality films on Amazon.com! I never heard of it before so this surprises me.

Manu E said...

My family loves movies & movie night!

Laura O in AK said...

No hockey fans here, but I adore movies that use sports as a backdrop in them. And, I'm really curious to see this one after reading a few reviews.

terrib said...

I am always looking for family friendly movies that appeal to my boys! Thanks, Debra