'WWJD: The Journey Continues'
(John Schneider, Lorenzo Lamas, et al / DVD / NR / 2015 / Cinedigm)
Overview: Bound by a promise he made to his mother on her deathbed, a pastor seeks to lead his wayward ex-con brother to Christ as they work together to renovate a dilapidated church. But when a desperate man robs the church at gunpoint, one brother s sacrifice sets events into motion that lead the pastor, the gunman, and the community on an improbable journey of faith and redemption.
DVD Verdict: To be quite frank, 'WWJD: The Journey Continues' reminds me of the moments of my life when I was clueless about my own motives. The film shows what the Christian life can be when Christ is in front of every deed we do, and every step we make. Indeed, when we don't take Christ's example into our everyday live people around us will not be transformed. And, of course, the movie shows how the town can be transformed when people do what Jesus would do.
A stranger comes to a town, like many of ours, where the people place everything in their lives ahead of any thought of faith in Jesus. They are pursing what has often happened in the Old Testament wherein sin rules. This movie did for me and I am sure others who have watched it that when we make decisions in life and we are unsure what we should do, we should ask "What Would Jesus Do."
The acting in 'WWJD: The Journey Continues' - for an independent film - well, all these actors gave their best, but don't expect a big budget Hollywood-style movie. In some ways though that's actually a good thing, because it grounds the film more than it should. Then again, perhaps that was always it intention? Anyway, for the most part, these people weren't acting, moreover most had "become" their characters - and it showed.
I would encourage as many people as possible to pray for those who made the film, give it good reviews, and spread the word to others to go and see it. We need more wholesome movies like this to be made. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Making of 'WWJD (What Would Jesus Do): The Journey Continues'