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WWJD II: The Woodcarver

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Preachy faith-based movie is heavy-handed and dreadful.

Movie PG 2022 91 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Great movie dealing with life challenges

Heart warming story that has some difficult challenges a family faces. Very well done film that is a faith based movie

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age 8+

Movie demonstrates how Jesus can make a difference in a family

This movie demonstrates the difference that Jesus can make in a family. It appears to be a wonderful Remake of the 2001 movie, “The Last Brickmaker In America” starring Sidney Poitier. I am so thankful that movies like this are being produced that portray the family as God intended to counteract the alternatives to the traditional family that Hollywood is producing.

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Great messages
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WWJD II: THE WOODCARVER is an overwrought and dogmatic faith-based movie. While it attempts to address universal issues of marital problems, the loss of loved ones, and coming of age, the constant corny background music, the heavy-handed and constant preaching, as well as prayer suggested as the cure-all for everything might turn off even the intended audience who simply want a little bit of entertainment, to say nothing of more secular audiences who want a good story, realistic characters, and a less amateurish production.

For those who merely seek validation for their already deeply held religious beliefs, this movie's constant discussion of prayer and of living according to principles delineated in the Bible will be a welcome alternative to mainstream movies in which characters who pray, read the Bible, and go to church on Sunday are often portrayed as sanctimonious cranks. But for everyone else, the story itself and its poor execution are reason enough to skip this one.

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