The plot is predictable and the main characters are stereotypical Christian fundamentalists in the worst sense of that expression. Times have moved on - they have changed - without certain points, this film would have been a lot better, but it's almost humorous the way that it's blaming the state of society on films, that the Bible is 100% correct on everything. He soon persuades Carlisle to travel to 2001. He soon persuades Carlisle to travel to 2001. The lead actor playing Russell Carlisle was for the most part good, though in a number of scenes he seemed wooden and lacked emotion. Most non bible thumping people wouldn't even pick this film off the shelf to watch it. For instance, when he bows his head to pray for the food he is about to eat, a little girl steals his hot dog.
On the positive side for Christian viewers , the movie expressed that morals taught apart from the authority of Jesus Christ cannot reform society. This film is quite good on both counts and the message is quite challenging and thought provoking. Philip Hurn, cinematographer, captures the very essence of the 1890 setting with a stunning portrayal of the twenty-first century. The time machine is a joke, the script lame, but the acting is simply boring and tedious. Search the Christian Film Database, with a collection of 2,000+ films! Stay home and read the Bible. This movie puts several well known faces on the screen with performances that are rather unconventional and refreshing. He has the old-fashioned idea that morals can only be taught within the context of Jesus Christ.
The movie itself is fairly slow, with long theology and philosophy along with heavy-handed acting that sometimes borders on the laughable Captain Stubing! I speculated on this movie in one of my daily and my evaluation went overboard in the expectation that Time Changerwould show a society in torment from lack of values. Don't go expecting a big-budgeted, special effects movie but do appreciate that it is a well-made movie with a wonderful cast and an important message. He's not only shocked at how adults brazenly seem indifferent to what's morally and ethically right, but how children are disrespectful and worldly as well. There is no swearing or nudity in any form—not even the manniquin wearing lingerie is seen. In any case, that belief is perfectly valid and sensible in the context of the character at the time. In short, there is nothing good about this storyline, and it even goes far enough to be rated in the propaganda category. In a most frank, earnest, and unwittingly hilarious moment, Carlisle tells Eddie that no matter how good a person he is in this lifetime, he will burn in hell lest he give credit to Jesus Christ for the source of his morality.
Two suspicious church goers serve as antagonists and it scares them straight. If you don't fall into any of the criteria above, or you happen to be one of the screenwriters, you probably think that the United States was once a brittle, austere theocracy in which stuffy, community theater actors paraded around in monocles, scolding knickerbocker clad children with bibles tucked under their arms. Many a time we become so complascent and our convictions get diluted in the present world view. To those who felt that the movie is deceptive in its advertising, I say they are wrong. Meditate on it, let it challenge you from your complacency. He preaches about how things would be better if we followed the Bible and forgo everything else that we have accomplished.
Carlisle scoffs at the notion, but within minutes he finds himself translated to the 21st century. There are no gratuitous scenes that glorify Satan. Some wrong that we wish could right. Some of the shock went on a little too long, though. Also, during his journey into the future, he presents the Gospel clearly to people in need. But overall, the movie strikes a balance between thought provoking and entertaining. I felt that for the most part, the acting was pretty good and while there were a couple of plot holes the story line was excellent.
Lot was a man who was influenced by his cultural surroundings and wound up losing the ability to truly discern good and evil. Film Synopsis: Time Changer — A time-travel adventure for the whole family! If one is going to make a religious film then say that is what it is. I provokes self-examination, and awareness of a right relationship with our Lord. Morin's character comes from a Christian storybook days-of-yore time period where the Bible is still the No. Bottom Line: This is a thought-provoking journey that reveals how relevant God is for today and boldly explores the importance of God in our culture. I came to this movie with very low expectations. At first I was bugged by Morin's stiff 1800s dialect and delivery, but eventually I started to appreciate his character and the necessity to show the difference of the two cultures.
David Morin, in that he has a beard and doesn't use contractions. The lead in this movie says things in a way that makes me feel the actor truly feels that way. Yes, of course the movie is preachy. The difference is startling and the impact is compelling, allowing viewers to see just how much moral values have changed in one century. Time Changer isn't perfect, but this movie has an insightful and important point. If so, when should we start stoning people for committing adultery? I stumbled upon this movie as a total accident and watched it for a laugh during work.
If you have benefited from our news coverage, would you please prayerfully consider becoming a Christian News supporter by to make a one-time or monthly donation to help keep the truth of God's word widely and freely published and distributed? For starters, money was wasted building ridiculous time travel contraptions that look like they belong in a 1980s sci-fi film. The dialog becomes no more than warm-and-fuzzy affirmation for each character from one another. I have personally witnessed the decline of values in the last ten to fifteen years. My husband and I enjoyed the movie and were so pleased with it that we went twice in the same day to see it. Why should anyone grow spiritually, unless of course they promise to remain conservative and not become open minded or tolerant of the religious beliefs of others. I can see where people of other faiths can be offended by this movie. I recommend this strongly to everyone.
So far, Christiano brothers and everyone else who complains about the state of Western culture, you have not produced any movies that are better or more worthwhile than the Hollywood alternative. Saying that Jesus Christ is the only source of truth is like saying Buddha or Mohammed can only show correct morals; in this modern era, that kind of attitude belongs in 1890. They tell a good story with out preaching and damming people for not following the path of the movie maker. In an effort to avoid being arrested or hauled away, he eventually breaks into an almost insane-like rant about how Jesus is coming soon and that he's a prophet so they should listen to him. Wooden acting abounds as they exchange self-righteous speeches about how violent videogames and sexual immorality are threatening to destroy the fabric of all George W. Not even having a business open on Sunday is detrimental, which I find ironic because my local Christian Supply was open on Sundays growing up and I suspect I could find more of the same today.
I caught this movie on Sky Movies early one morning. For many years now, the Lord has seen fit to use this small news outlet as a strong influential resource in keeping Christians informed on current events from a Biblical worldview. Bigger than it was the one of sex. The central message of this film is aimed at the church of today and our need for revival and repentance. David Morin does a tremendous job as Carlisle, as does Gavin MacLeod, as the anchor for the other actors. Carlisle is trying to get his colleagues to agree to have the seminary endorse his new book on morals.