Synopsis: About the Movie:
"Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college journalist and committed Christian with an effervescent personality, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew) the college’s newest and very popular hockey superstar. As a relationship between them begins to develop Kerry finds that Blake, who hides behind a tough and independent façade, is actually struggling through a difficult personal crisis and that he bears the cross of a secret he has kept hidden for years. Blake rebuffs Kerry's suggestion that prayer might help ease his burden; he is convinced that modern science completely disproves the Bible, especially the opening verses of Genesis. Kerry — who is herself suddenly confronted with a challenge to her faith on another front — sets out to prove that science and Genesis are not in conflict and her quest leads to a startling revelation. Could it be that what science teaches us about creation and the Story as told in Genesis are both true!"
What I thought about The Genesis Code: If you are looking for a good, clean family movie this certainly fits the bill. There is a scene that involves drinking, but it is used to introduce Kerry's testimony. There was no bad language, which I appreciated. Some "family" films tend to slip in a word or two and while that might not seem like such a big deal to some people, I certainly do not want my 2 and 4 year old children to pick up on it and then decide to try out their new vocabulary in Sunday school or some other place like that!
Unlike the movies that just abruptly end and leave you wondering what happened or asking yourself "now what?", The Genesis Code has an intriguing story line and a satisfactory ending. The characters are real, and down to earth, and it is easy to empathize with their situation and to wonder what you yourself would do if you were in their shoes.
The one thing I did not care much for about this movie was the scene that should have been one of the most exciting. I felt like it was too scientific for too long and honestly, it kind of lost me. I tuned it out a bit because it became a little too much like Science class and less like entertainment.
Overall, I would recommend this! Good family films are few and far between!
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