It can be an immense challenge for parents to find safe, family-friendly entertainment for their children to view. One such movie that parents won’t have to worry about is God’s Not Dead: We The People.
In 2014, God’s Not Dead took theaters by storm. Produced on a shoestring $2 million budget, the movie raked in $64.7 million at the box office worldwide. The film’s two sequels, God’s Not Dead 2 and God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, released in 2016 and 2018 respectively, brought the franchise up to $96.6 million in revenue.
Now, God’s Not Dead: We The People is currently playing in theaters across the country during a three night Fathom Event on October 4, 5 and 6.
The movie’s publisher, Pinnacle Peak Pictures, provided The Daily Citizen with an advance viewing of the film.
The cast includes several famous actors and celebrities, such as David A. R. White, Isaiah Washington, Judge Jeanine Pirro, William Forsythe and Antonio Sabàto Jr. and Francesa Battistelli.
This fourth installment in the God’s Not Dead film series follows a fictional account of a group of parents defending their homeschool co-op from unwanted intrusion by the state.
For one of the co-op’s lessons, Rev. Dave Hill teaches on Noah and the flood account in Genesis. But during the lesson, a state inspector shows up unannounced to evaluate the lesson. One of the children asks the inspector if her prefix “Ms.” is short for “Miss” or “Mrs.”
The inspector informs the children that she identifies as “self-partnered.” In other words, she’s single and focused on herself.
Unsurprisingly, a negative review of the co-op follows, and a local judge gives the group 10 days to either change their homeschooling curricula or enroll their children in accredited schools.
Rev. Hill, whose legal battles were portrayed in the series previous installments, encourages the group to fight.
They decide to do just that. The rest of the film portrays their fight.
The film also opens with a stirring clip of former President Ronald Reagan, who warned that living in a free nation is not an automatic guarantee.
“Freedom is a fragile thing. And it’s never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by way of inheritance. It must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation,” President Reagan proclaims.
“For it comes only once to a people. And those in world history who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.”
That is why, as the film teaches, We the People must choose to fight for it.
To read Focus on the Family’s Plugged In review of the movie, click here. To learn more about the film, visit the God’s Not Dead: We The People website.
Photo from God’s Not Dead: We The People.