23 Blast – Inspiring Us to See Differently
When you look for a movie to watch over the next couple of weeks the pickings are slim. It almost seems that family movies get buried behind movies like John Wick starring Keanu Reeves which people will go see just because it is Keanu. Then there is Ouija which no matter how you spin cannot turn out well for anyone.
Buried among the weekends travesties is 23 Blast, a movie that everyone that likes inspirational true stories should see, yet many never heard of. We went to see it on opening weekend last weekend. Like many faith filled, feel good or family movies it was tucked in the back of the theater.
The movie itself was thoroughly enjoyable, it has a PG-13 rating due to football violence and some teen drinking. It carries a faith undertone unlike many recent faith-based movies. You are not burdened with cheesy scripts and a heavy message. The acting is actually top-notch compared to the budget.
Being that the movie is based on a true story made it all the more enjoyable. Without giving away too much of the story, here is a brief synopsis. The movie is based on the true story of Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) a high school football player that loses his eyesight his junior year. His football coach (Stephen Lang) talks him into coming back and playing for the team.
Needless to say he comes back and plays and inspires all of those around him along the way. The acting in the movie included some humor, drama and overall a fun movie for all. There is even a cameo appearance of Travis in the movie, but you will need to see it to appreciate it.
“Depicting a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity, 23 Blast is designed to encourage and uplift audiences.” – 23 Blast
Overall the movie was a great family friendly film that carried a great message of leading our lives by faith rather than sight. Imagine how your world would change if one day you woke up and everything went black. If you want to see a movie that will inspire and maybe even change you go see 23 Blast.
Now its your turn: If you have seen 23 Blast, what did you think? With all the movies out there what will you be seeing this weekend? Join the conversation in the comments below.
About Charles Johnston
Charles is a Christian, husband and father of fur-kids who shares his walk with others in hopes to help other's along the way.