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I was really excited for the opportunity that Family Christian gave me to preview the new Noah's Ark VeggieTales Movie. We have watched many VeggieTales movies over the years and my children have enjoyed them all!
Noah's Ark is a beloved story from the Old Testament in Genesis. The first thing my daughter said when I told her what we were going to watch was, “I love the story of Noah's Ark”. I think the story is very intriguing to children and I was glad that the VeggieTales creators decided to make it into a movie for children.
The characters in Noah's Ark are as lovable as always. You have Noah and his family. Noah is played by a bearded pea. Noah's wife, Naama, was played by a pretty blueberry. Noah's son, Shem, is kind of the star of this movie…he is played by a broccoli stalk!
The meaning behind this movie is: A Lesson in Trusting God. I think the theme of trusting God came through very clearly in the movie. Although my daughter is almost 9 years old, she was quickly drawn into the story of Noah's Ark. I think it was easy for her to understand how hard it can be to trust God sometimes.
Although the majority of the movie is based strictly on the story from Genesis….there were some liberties taken and some “drama” added into the movie. In the very beginning Bob and Larry are talking and they mention that some parts of the story are how they “imagined” it would have been for Noah and his family. I am not necessarily criticizing the writers for adding to the story, but I want parents to know that there was some literary creativity used. One example is when Shem decides he wants to try to get off the Ark before the water has receded. Shem comes up with his own plan and is not listening to God's direction. Although something like this may have occurred, it is not recorded in the Scriptures. I think it is important to remind children that they always need to go back and read the story for themselves in the Bible so they know the truth of God's Word!
Overall, this was a cute and enjoyable film. The ark was really creative because it was a giant orange slice! It is family friendly and has great music. My two-year-old doesn't pay attention to the TV unless a lively song is on! She stopped several times during the movie to look over at the TV and dance along to the fun songs! I really liked the song in the beginning of the movie that is sung by Shem and his wife called, The Best Things in Life Come in Two's!
My eight-year-old really liked Noah's Ark, but it didn't make it into the number one spot. Her number one favorite VeggieTales movie is still The Princess and the Pop Star! (that's a girl for you :))
The ending was really nice. Bob and Larry kind of sum up the movie and also finish off with a Bible Verse. This is a nice way to help children grasp the full meaning of the movie and how it all ties together in the Bible!
Family Christian has an adorable VeggieTales Noah's Ark Play Set that would be so fun for kids to play with after they watch this new movie!
I think this is a great movie to add to your family's collection of Bible-based DVD's for children! If you are looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift for someone special, be sure to check out Family Christian's great selection!
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I would love to hear what your favorite VeggieTales movie is!
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