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The Shack - Written Movie Review

Eddie here. Tonight I'm reviewing the 2017 Drama The Shack, starring Octavia Spencer, Sam Worthington, Tim McGraw, and it's based on the 2007 novel of the same name by William P. Young. After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) spirals into deep depression that causes him to question his beliefs. He receives a mysterious letter urging him to return to an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. Through his return to the shack, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of the tragedy and changed his life forever. Now I wasn't gonna watch this film because I'm not a big fan of religious films and the drama aspect just doesn't appeal to me, but I gave it a watch because my girlfriend wanted to see this film. It wasn't terrible, but I was bored with this film as expected. First, if you're not into religious films than this film isn't for you. As much as I wasn't a fan of it , there's some pros I do have with this film. First, the cinematography was absolutely amazing. The snowy atmosphere, mountains, wilderness, the lake, and the plants were absolutely beautiful in this film. I thought the performances from all of the cast were good. One of its strongest points is it's a very emotional story. A guy's daughter is murdered and he wants answered into why his child? Why him? By the way, that's not a spoiler since her death is in the trailer. After that, the film really loses me because it gets into too much dramatic dialogue and religious themes of the film I didn't care much about. Not that I have anything against religion or any material about religion because I've liked religious films in the past, it's just not my cup of tea but I played nice boyfriend and watched it with my girlfriend. Sam Worthington is playing an American, but his Australian accent slips out a few times which was an issue. The actor who plays Sam's father had trouble with his American accent too. I also question how fast the girl disappears and as she's been reported missing, the cops suddenly decide to tell Sam Worthington's character that they've been looking for this crazy maniac for quite sometimes and he kills children . Wouldn't you already be warning people in the camp area to be on the look out months ago? I found it odd on how fast they find the shack when the daughter was the fifth child to be taken in the area in the past year. Its definitely not the worst religious theme film I've seen in the past. I'm gonna give The Shack a 5/10 . It's not gonna be on my 2017 Worst Of list because I can't do that to a film that I wasn't apart of the target audience to begin with, but it's forgettable. What were your thoughts on this film? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you in the next review.

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