Valentine’s Weekend had everyone saying, “Let’s go to the movies!”
With Fifty Shades of Grey in theatres, the parking lot was packed in our area! But, my husband and I did not go to the theatre for that movie. Instead, we went to see Old Fashioned. If you haven’t heard of it, let me just share that it is a faith based movie that upholds good morals and values. I encourage you to go to a theatre near you to watch INSTEAD of going to see the other more controversial movie.
In a way, I was saddened by seeing the number of people flocking to see Fifty Shades of Grey. They were even selling alcohol – wine – in our theatre, which they have NEVER done before! Why now? Just because of this movie where the male is supposed to be some high powered executive with jets and an out-of-control fetish? Why roll out the red carpet for that?
No, I have not seen the movie, but I did read the books. That is why I feel I can speak about this with knowledge. I’m not just a Christian passing judgment on something I know nothing about. I admitted in a previous post that I read the books. So, I feel I have a right to express my opinion yet again.
The thing is that there were people by the masses coming out to see this movie. Sex sells. We’ve known that for quite some time. It just saddens me the number of people that could not wait to get in to see a movie that borders on being X-rated. Surely if they had followed the book completely, it WOULD have been rated XXX.
I’m so glad there was an alternative in the theatres for those that wished to see a more refreshing love story. If anything, the main character in Old Fashioned wouldn’t even go into the same room alone with a woman. It wasn’t that he was gay or even a prude. It was that he had a past where he was involved in sin, but he found Jesus through the help of an ex-girlfriend as they were parting ways. She gave him a Bible, and once he began reading this Bible, he could not get it out of his system. It was one thing to not know what the Bible said and to make fun of it just being a combination of “stories” (sadly, I have known people to say this in real life). But, once you read the Word for yourself and it soaks into your being, there is no denying that it impacts your life.
There were a few slow spots in this movie, but all in all, it was a GREAT movie, and I would recommend you go see Old Fashioned before any other movie out there right now. Yes, it was that good!
I won’t spoil it for you. I try never to do that.
What I would like to know is, why didn’t they roll out the red carpet for the Christian movie? While I appreciate the alternative movie they had playing at the theatre, it would have been nice for the Christians to have been catered to the way everyone else was when they rushed to the doors to see the other sex packed movie.
Old Fashioned. I wish we could flood the theatres with people going to see THIS movie. While there was a good crowd in the theatre when we were there for this movie, it wasn’t packed like I had hoped. Maybe we can change that. Care to join in on seeing a wholesome movie? If so, consider Old Fashioned.