I’m not usually one to enjoy movies created by Christians when their intent is making something towards Christianity rather than making an original piece that the general population would feel comfortable watching. I feel like they usually limit themselves in what they can present and tell as a story. But! I recently saw Fireproof. At first when I got invited to see it with a night church I seldom attend, I looked it up and laughed.
Pay 6-8 dollars to see Kirk Cameron? I have spent better money going to Tapioca Shops/Drinks just to see the hot baristas. And even better money when I wash clothes filled with unexpected wallets. A movie made for Christians by Christians are usually prude with the amount possible offensive material (violent, sexual) with minor conflicts that feel out of place in such a progressive time. For instance in the movie the main character has a struggle with pornography, and to demonstrate it shows him trying to avoid the goofiest looking pop up window. I have seen worse things on the Disney Channel (Miley Cyrus Represent). To me, as a struggling ATECH student it just had me laughing. After a good four minutes of me guffawing and slapping my knee I unpaused it.
But that was nothing compared to the stereotyped black women that worked at the hospital. You betta stand yo ground, girlfreend!
On to the good. Besides the occasional goofy script hiccups the premise was something more interesting and more prevalent. In the age of over demanding divorces, in and outside the Christian community, I’m glad there are messages like Fireproof. Before watching it I thought only married people and courting couples would enjoy it. In it however there was something I have been waiting to hear for a long time. Usually I’m against doing spoilers, but I don’t think anyone is going to watch it anyways. So if you haven’t seen it and plan to, stop reading now.
Don’t follow your heart, because your heart can be deceived; you got to lead your heart.