Movie Review: The Star

Last Saturday I took my two kids to see The Star.

Honestly, I loved this movie! It was funny, it had me and both of my girls laughing. It was well done.

Does it line up perfectly with the Bible account of how our Savior was born? Not exactly, but it is a retelling of the story of Jesus’ birth from the point of view of animals, so how can it be exact really?

But it was still a great movie. They changed some stuff around mainly to just move the story along, and to show the point of view of a donkey. Should we change the Bible? absolutely not! But sometimes, when communicating a huge crazy story like the one of Jesus birth, some small details can be over looked. (Please me nice to me in the comments section, I love Jesus, and I am in no way saying that we should go change the Bible.)

All that I am trying to say is that if we want to see more Christian based movies produced, we need to start supporting them! Lets stop picking them apart, and just enjoy a retelling of a beautiful story.

This movie had my daughter laughing and talking about Jesus, and Jesus’ mommy and daddy for days after. Isn’t that the point?

I have grown up in church, I have heard the story of Mary and Joseph approximately 3 Billion times (slight exaggeration) But I left the theater having a deeper respect for Mary and Joseph and what they must have felt and gone through raising The Son of God.

You need to go see this movie. I am not getting paid to say this, heck I even went and paid money to see this. And I will probably take my kids to see it in theaters again, as well as buy it when it comes out on DVD.

Missy McKinnon
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4 thoughts on “Movie Review: The Star

  1. Joni Lindenfelser says:

    Thanks for the review, Missy! My nieces are older, 11 & 13, but it still sounds like they would enjoy it. I agree with you… people need to talk about Jesus. When kids are talking about Jesus, then parents, and other adults in their lives, hear about Jesus – then maybe begin talking about Him themselves. And like you said, that is the point!

  2. Jerry Moyer says:

    That was exactly my thoughts Missy. They took a lot of creative Liberty with the story but I did not feel it took away from the message of the story of Jesus birth. I was blessed! It even showed redemption and change that comes from meeting Jesus at the end.

  3. Tiffany says:

    I took my daughter as well and now it is ALL she can talk about! And cannot wait to get back to the EaterMovie Theater (not sure why eater is there…) to see it again! She pretty much asks daily! Plus she has now named her baby doll that never had a name, “Jesus”. And every where we go she tells people the story through carrying her baby!

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