The Genesis Code, A Movie Review

From time to time, I like to watch some DVD movies with my kids. I was given the opportunity to watch The Genesis Code. I didn’t have any idea what sort of movie this was so I was pretty excited to watch it! When the DVD finally arrived, our DVD player got broken and my laptop got broken too. So to make the long story short, after almost 4 weeks of receiving the DVD, I finally got to watch the DVD as soon as my laptop got fixed.

Here is a brief synopsis of the movie, The Genesis Code:

Kerry Wells (Kelsey Sanders), a college journalist and committed Christian with an effervescent personality, has been assigned to do a story on Blake Truman (Logan Bartholomew) the college’s newest and very popular hockey superstar. As a relationship between them begins to develop Kerry finds that Blake, who hides behind a tough and independent façade, is actually struggling through a difficult personal crisis and that he bears the cross of a secret he has kept hidden for years. Blake rebuffs Kerry’s suggestion that prayer might help ease his burden; he is convinced that modern science completely disproves the Bible, especially the opening verses of Genesis. Kerry — who is herself suddenly confronted with a challenge to her faith on another front — sets out to prove that science and Genesis are not in conflict and her quest leads to a startling revelation. Could it be that what science teaches us about creation and the Story as told in Genesis are both true! 

My Review:

The story started very slow for me. The story started with 2 college students and showed  how their world collided.  It was a typical young adult movie. I was actually  wondering when the story would pick up, but when I began to see how the characters were struggling in their own challenges, my interest to the movie was finally drawn. 

I personally didn’t like the acting of the lead actress because I felt it lacked emotions but that didn’t stop me from liking the other actors in the story. I personally liked the scene where they were explaining the genesis code and how the lead actor connected with his mom after she woke up from coma. 

The best audience for this movie would be high school students and above. Anyone who is not convinced of the Bible’s explanation of the creation or is actually caught in the middle of science and the Bible  should watch this film. The movie was able to explain the connection between the two. Some scenes from the movie can actually be used for apologetics class too. 

Aside from that, one can actually learn other life lesson’s from the movie. If you believe in the absolute reality of Jesus Christ, you might really encounter people who might mock you or make life harder for you. One should be ready to face and stand for whatever your decision may bring. Another lesson is that we must not waste the time we spend with our loved ones. They might be here now but be gone tomorrow. We must let them know how we truly feel and make amends before it is too late. 

I would recommend this movie to my readers who would want to know what science and the Bible actually teaches about creation. You might be in for a surprise to realize how the two actually work together! 

 

For more information about the movie, check out its Facebook page, or check out the Dove Foundation review about the movie.

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Comments

  1. Honney says:

    Just saw Flywheel and Letters to God recently and I want to add more Christian movies to our family list. I want to see this film too! How can I get a copy of this? Thanks, sis!

    Btw, can we exchange links?

  2. Stef says:

    Haven’t heard about this movie. The story sounds interesting and I think I should include this on my movie marathon on weekends. I hope I could easily find a copy of this. :)

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