Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Cokeville Miracle by T. C. Christensen

Christensen, T.C. The Cokeville Miracle 2015
I recently watched The Cokeville Miracle, directed by T.C. Christensen.

The movie was superb on many levels. The acting was magnificent, as was the pacing, the music etc. And that is to say nothing of the wonderful message and spirit of the movie. I appreciated how at the end, the movie makers did acknowledge that not every hostage situation ends in such a positive way. In this situation, every single innocent person lived, and only the perpetrators died. That is not always the case. Even so, there is a God, and it's important to note His hand in the miracles that do happen.

Showing the perspective of the officer who struggled was a great move by the movie makers as well. His journey from doubt to belief was admirable. All of us doubt, and many disbelieve at different points in our lives, and showing him, a good decent man struggling the way he did, yet finally coming to his own understanding was very hopeful.

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