King’s Faith Movie Review
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Too many theaters today pander to the popular–meaning blood, guts, sex, and violence. They eschew features that build on the virtues of good choices and a good life for the quick buck. Shame on them. I recently screened King’s Faith. I liked it enough that I am giving it pure publicity on my site. It deserves it. King’s Faith shows that people can change. Sometimes all they need is a helping hand.
Each of us has the potential to influence others for good or bad. In King’s Faith, teen orphan Brendan King (Crawford Wilson) falls in with bad companions. His gang activity and drug involvement bring him to a bad place in life. Then freed from juvie detention, he gets a second chance when Mike (James McDaniel) and Vanessa Stubbs ((Lynn Whitfield) take him in. Brennan turns his life around. He makes real friend, gets involved in the teen community, and rebegins a life journey putting the needs of others before his own.
Brendan King may be a fictional character but his story definitely is not. To quote the Child Welfare League of America directly, “Every year 25,000 young Americans “age out” of foster care and are at risk for homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, teen parenting and lives of poverty.”
Today’s society must face and deal with King’s Faith overlooked theme: even older kids in foster care need love and guidance before they age out of the system. People must realize that love, perseverance, forgiveness, overcoming the past, the importance of accountability, and the sanctity of life make our world is a better place.
Hubby and I watched King’s Faith together. Targeted for the mainstream, faith, at risk youth, and families in need markets, it shows the need for man to stand firm, the cost for things done and not done, and dealing with loss. We enjoyed watching it although we both thought the younger generation might relate better with someone who looks younger than its star Crawford Wilson who did a great job as Brendan facing the challenges of his new life. We also thought more subtle references to God might make this film more attractive to movie audiences as a whole.
Nicholas Dibella’s fine production people and his credible casting make King’s Landing what it is. Its script writing, solid acting, and believability make this film entertaining. Too many producers and directors think movies need big budgets, exotic sets, expensive props, etc. to gain audiences. Perhaps they could learn by emulating King’s Faith more. Its cinematography and upstate New York locales make viewers feel this could happen anywhere.
Here is the trailer.
King’s Faith will be in select theaters April 26, 2013. Audiences not in screening areas have the ability through “demand the movie” http://www.demandkingsfaith.com/ web site.