Rated PG

Tomorrowland (2015) – AYJW049

Tomorrowland mixes modern day fears of apocalyptic destruction with yesteryear’s excessively optimistic view of the future.

Bicentennial Man (1999) – AYJW043

Bicentennial Man contains much to discuss from a Christian worldview about what it means to be human.

Brave (2012), fate and destiny – AYJW031

Brave is a great family movie that raises questions of fate and destiny. We share a biblical perspective with the challenging questions of predestination.

Dolphin Tale (2011) – AYJW025

Dolphin Tale is another family-friendly movie from the makers of Blind Side. It brings discussion of tragedy, mythology, and following a path.

The Smurfs – AYJW020

“Don’t be fooled by their cuteness!” The Smurfs is a fun family movie with positive values. We review The Smurfs movie with some critical thinking for Christians.

Initial Reactions 14: Tron: Legacy

You should watch the 1982 Tron first, and we build on our review of that movie with many new philosophies and required Critical Thinking for Tron: Legacy.

Tron – AYJW018

Join Eve and Daniel in this cool blast from their past—the very first podcast episode they recorded together on the classic movie Tron. With the upcoming release of Disney’s new Tron: Legacy , which will be opening in theaters in just a couple short weeks, it seemed a great time to pull this first endeavor to discuss a movie from a biblical worldview from the archives.

Initial Reactions 13: Tangled

Disney returns to it’s classic-style with it’s fiftieth feature-length cartoon Tangled, a computer-animated film based on the classic German fairytale of Rapunzel complete with Disney’s musical animations, which families have known for years. Tangled is adventurous, romantic, and a lot of fun to watch, and also raises a few discussion points on magic, eternal life, rebellion, the world, dreams, fate, and the power of love.

Secretariat (2010, movie review)

Reciting from the book of Job, playing “Oh Happy Day,” and employing double meanings to the word “race,” Secretariat attempts to be much more than a predictable movie about a housewife with guts and a very special racehorse. In some ways it even succeeds. Eve Franklin previewed Secretariat and shares her critical thinking.

Read the family-friendliness rating and review of Secretariat from Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn.

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Initial Reactions 9: The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid remake was entertaining and clean. We still have some initial reactions along with some critical thinking to help you when you view it.

Ice Age, Part 2 – AYJW015

We’re back to finish our discussion on the entertaining, computer-animated film, Ice Age. If you missed the first part of our discussion, please go back and listen to it. Also go back and listen to our first episode to get an overview of critical thinking.

Ice Age, Part 1 – AYJW014

After just coming out of our seasonal ice age, we bring to you a critical-thinking analysis of the fun, animated movie, Ice Age. In this first part, we discuss ice ages, global flood, global warming, extinction, evolution, big brains, and fire. So listen now!