Sunday, February 12, 2012

Movie Recommendation: There Be Dragons (2011)

There Be Dragons is not a movie about dragons.  In fact, it is a movie based on Saint Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, during the Spanish Civil War.  It reminds me very much of the movie The Scarlet and the Black in that it covers a time when the Church was being persecuted and priests were forced into secrecy. As much as I loved The Scarlet and the Black, I think There Be Dragons is even better!  It may be a little dark and violent for young children, but it should be appropriate for teenage children and could make for a great family movie.  It is also a movie that Christians and non-Christians alike should be able to appreciate and enjoy because it is not overly preachy or religious.  It is just a really good story about a really courageous person played by really good actors under great direction.  It is not all about Saint Josemaria Escriva though, as the main story is about a man writing a book on the saint and his father's knowledge considering his closeness to Josemaria Escriva.  That story emphasizes the need for us to forgive.  There are many great lessons and themes that can be taken from this movie.  Below is the movie trailer for There Be Dragons.  If you have not already, watch this great movie!  When you are done, learn more about Saint Josemaria Escriva and Opus Dei.  There Be Dragons

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