A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to prescribe a Christian way of living.
If you meet someone who needs help, then help. Give up your dreams and replace them with the tenets and goals of your Christian faith.
Positive Role Models
Buck and his cohorts are helpful and kind, although Buck seems a bit narcissistic in his obsession with doing "something big" instead of playing his small part in a large organization.
Violence & Scariness
Scary blue aliens imprison the crew. A sandstorm threatens the crew.
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Products & Purchases
This is part of the Buck Denver series of DVDs and books, made by the creator of the VeggieTales empire.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that like the earlier Buck Denver What’s in the Bible? series, this Galaxy Buck installment continues the boiling down of Christian biblical themes into easily consumed messages for young kids. Unlike in the related VeggieTales series, the Christian message is overt and Jesus-specific, which may preclude it for some families. Cute but menacing alien puppets may seem scary to young kids. Creepy blue aliens imprison the crew, and a sandstorm threatens them. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Unlike so many clever VeggieTales stories, this movie recites religious rhetoric but doesn't engage kids. Galaxy Buck is kind of a hopeless dope, which may keep some kids from relating to the challenges faced by this "hero." The film amusingly echoes some of the hokier aspects of cheap 1950s space movies, but some fans of his far subtler VeggieTales may be disappointed by the blatant Jesus talk. Upending the message of the movie, Buck ultimately achieves his dream of being a pilot despite having been told God wants him to give up his ambitions and dreams and replace them with God’s plan. It sure looks as if Buck succeeded through hard work and persistence. On the other hand, the overarching message here is "help people who need help," and that sounds like advice anyone could use.
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