There are two new films out this weekend, and both are pretty different. The first is called “The Fault in Our Stars” (PG-13) and follows the stories of two teenagers who fall in love and both have cancer. The film has some good characterizations, and it asks good questions about life after death. On the downside, it applauds physical intimacy between teenagers before marriage. Also, Bob says that Christianity is shown as unattractive and is nowhere to be found by the end when it’s truly needed. Bob gave it a 2 out 5 for family friendliness.
The second is “Edge of Tomorrow” (PG-13), a sci-fi action thriller that follows Tom Cruise’s character as he relives the same day and same battle over and over again. So basically it’s “Groundhog’s Day” with space aliens. It has a lot of good themes like heroic sacrifice, but there is quite a bit of violence, albeit mainly bloodless, mixed with some course language. Bob gave it a 3 out of 5, which means the balls in your court to determine if it’s something you family can see.
Listen to our conversation below and read a more complete review of both movies at Plugged In’s website.
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