Good review of Kurt Cameron’s new movie Monumental by
March 28, 2012 by John Chisham
Last night I drove with friends to Mankato, MN (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) to see Monumental.
I drove that far on my night off because I love Kirk Cameron, I love his movies that have given thousands of people a clear Gospel message. I love his work on The Way of the Master, training thousands of people how to share their faith effectively and biblicaly. I have met him three times, twice at the Ambassadors Alliance and once at a Promise Banquet here in my town. He is genial to a fault, and seems like a very genuine believer in Jesus Christ because of the way he lives and the way he speaks to and treats people. He seems like the real deal, with no difference between the guy in front of the camera and the guy you meet in person. There is no question in my mind that he is a real Christian, that he loves Jesus Christ, his family, and other people.
I had high expectations for the movie, and maybe this is why I feel a strong sense of disappointment.
Maybe I had wrong expectations. Maybe I assumed since this movie was marketed in the way that it was that there would be a strong Gospel message to get back to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the teachings in the Bible, to the centrality and need of strong God-honoring marriages and family. You could draw that out, but as evidenced in my conversations with people following the movie, you could draw that out and apply that to the God of their own understanding.