Monumental: A DVD Review

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A Documentary by Kirk Cameron

I loved Kirk Cameron in the movie Fireproof. I also like watching Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s program The Way of the Master. I especially like hearing and reading about history, in fact it was my best subject while I was still in school. My friend Adam shared with me a link to this movie’s website and was like “hey we should watch this sometime” so when this finally came to DVD I couldn’t resist picking up a copy. I had to check it out, because what I’ve heard from Mr. Cameron has been great in the past, the primary topic of this documentary appeared to be early American History, and I just simply wanted to see if this would be something I’d like to share with friends.

Monumental is a documentary, hosted and produced by Kirk Cameron, which addresses how our world is today by taking viewers back in time. Essentially Mr. Cameron opens the movie by saying in short: “Regardless of whether you’re conservative or liberal, most of you are willing to admit things aren’t as good as they used to be. Instead of looking for someone or some law to make things great again, why don’t we look at how the United States of America became great in the first place!” Because of this summarized thought, Kirk travels to different locations in Europe and the US to speak with various historical experts, like David Barton, who give an important history lesson on what inspired people like the Pilgrims to come to the New World. What was much of Europe like at the time? Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they want to leave England? What did they go through in order to get on the May Flower? What did they go through while on the May Flower? What did they go through after they arrived? And what do they have in common with the founding fathers? All these questions are given detailed answers and more…

I really enjoyed watching Monumental. I feel the way Kirk Cameron and others deliver this project is in a way where not just Christians, but people of multiple walks of life can appreciate it; or at least should appreciate it. I felt this was well detailed and addressed certain historical aspects I was not taught within the public school I attended. The message Monumental leaves viewers is true and essential. One of my favorite parts of the movie was when they spoke about the National Monument to the Forefathers. Really the only people I feel won’t like this film are either those who are of the radical left, or those who are “militant” Atheists; I’d like to think even some moderate Atheists would like watching this movie. Excellently delivered, and I give this a strong recommendation!

Movie Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.

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