Every birthday in our family, the birthday person gets to pick a movie to watch. For my 19th birthday this weekend, I picked Pendragon. We watched it last night (we were impatient).
I have noticed something about reviews and media that was highlighted in our experience with Pendragon. When you read a review that is half-hearted in its approbation of something, and then you watch it or read it yourself, and it surpasses your low expectations, you are blown away by how good it is. However, if you had read a bunch of rave reviews and then watched the same movie or read the same book, you would have been disappointed in it. That is my theory for why reviews can be so contradictory when talking about the same item. Anyway, I have read a lot of reviews by a lot of people about Pendragon, and was expecting a “they tried hard, but not quite good enough” type of independent film. We watched a few previews and trailers of it, and were not blown away by their acting. But I was not dissuaded and we still watched it.
I do not want to give a rave review, for the reason I stated above. But it is hard not to. I will tell you this: it was an awesome movie, under-rated by everyone. All the ‘bad acting’ we saw was actually great, when taken in context. The music was magnificent, the action was awesome, and the plot was fascinating. The message spoke directly to my heart and what I am passionate about. All in all, a must-watch for any family. I do not say that often.
With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser aka Sir Emeth Mimetes