The message of using the whole armor of God to combat the confusing messages the world gives us about good and evil was clearly delivered in this DVD. Both that and the presentation of the Gospel, with the story of salvation, were the strongest points for this product.
I would not recommend using this in an age-range beyond 4-8 year-olds. I believe in the end the effect could be more negative than positive, simply because the delivery device doesn’t measure up to the technological standards that even young children expect from a modern movie or drama. My eight-year-old is a child with a strong faith and one who loves movies. She will watch just about anything, if we allow it. I had to ask her to stay and finish this DVD. She found the production to be “cheesy” and she was speaking of the presentation, not the content. If I could rate them separately, I would give a 5 star rating-for content and 2 for presentation. To be fair, I could see that this DVD was filmed at some sort of interactive live event, which in my opinion is a much better medium. Children watching the DVD cannot experience the dimming of lights, feel the vibrations and rumbling of sound effects and be surrounded by the action the way the live audience was. The interactive nature of the live performance simply did not transfer to the DVD.
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