Saturday, December 7, 2013

Day 8 - Flyby Review: The Promise DVD & Giveaway!

This month we were privileged to review The Promise:  Birth of the Messiah from Glorious Films.  I liked several things about this animated musical, which was based on the first several chapters of the Gospel of Luke, especially from an educational standpoint.  The animation was well-done.  The facts were fairly accurate, including having only the shepherds at the first Christmas, not the wise-men yet.  The clothing and the setting - with items such as the temple - were accurate to the time period.  The music sounded like what we think of as ancient Hebrew music.  I liked that characters such as Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Simeon were brought into the story.  The story helped my kids to think of what Mary and Joseph each went through, what it would have been like to see all those angels singing in the sky if you were a shepherd, and what Jesus might have been like as a baby.

As far as becoming a family Christmas favorite, I don't think this movie made it.  My 8-year-old liked it, but the consensus of the older kids was that it would have been better just as a narrative story, not as a musical.

ABOUT GLORIOUS FILMSGlorious Films is the home of high quality entertainment products created from a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and have come to from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that will be released in 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.

The Promise DVD is available on Amazon, but of course you may leave a comment here or on Facebook and be entered in a drawing for a free DVD!  The drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 11, in order to get the DVD to the winner before Christmas.  Please leave me a way to contact you, and keep in mind you must not have won anything from Flyby Promotions in the last 30 days to win.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to win this DVD for my kiddos! I really think we would love watching this as a family. bdbeckler(at)gmail(dot)com