“The Star” Shines Brightly

This weekend my wife and I watched the movie “The Star” which has to be the best movie of the season.

“The Star” is an animated movie about the first Christmas. It’s not your typical nativity movie. The movie features a brave donkey named Bo who dreams of being famous and getting out of the grind mill in Nazareth. Bo teams up with other animals to help Mary and Joseph as they avoid one of King Herod’s goons as the birth of Jesus approaches.

The movie includes the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heston, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

The movie is very inspiring and has a positive message. It is also surprisingly close to being Biblically accurate aside from the talking animals. It shouldn’t ruffle the religious folks too much. It is a good retelling of the nativity that is very entertaining for the entire family. Yes, it’s an animated movie but don’t be a hater about it. This movie is worth seeing and one of the best Christmas movies this season.

I have to admit I got chill bumps when Mary was visited by Gabriel. It was very spiritual. The movie has a good message. In one of the scenes, Joseph makes the statement that “just because God has a plan doesn’t mean it will be easy”. This is the main theme throughout the movie. Bo also shows us how to follow our destiny.

In this day when people cringe at Christianity or any mention of Jesus or Christmas, it is refreshing to see this kind of movie that isn’t preachy or cheesy but still presents the birth of Christ in a powerful way.