The epic tale of a pilgrim and his burden, based on John Bunyan’s Masterpiece. Christian begins a journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City as the ultimate enemy tries everything in his power to distract him from his destination. One of the most popular books of all time is brought to life for the first time to theaters as a feature length, CGI animated movie. (Description by IMDB)
Runtime: 1 h 48 min
Cast: David Thorpe, John Rhys-Davies, Kristyn Getty
Director: Robert Fernandez
Writer: John Bunyan
3 thoughts to “Pilgrims Progress (2019)”
This is one of our family’s favorites! We love the movie so much that we also bought the book and have been reading it at bedtime. This movie has so much to learn, you will have to watch it over and over again. What has always stood out to me is that Christian stumbles and is rescued everytime. To me, it shows how we learn line upon line and that forgiveness from Christ is perfect and instant when we repent.
We are new to Christian Pilgrims story and enjoyed watching this movie after reading the book. There are some things shown in this movie that do not follow the book, but in general the storyline remains the same. This is one of those shows you and the family need to watch over and over again, because each time you do– there is something new to learn or something different to pull from it! The rich storyline is brilliantly set up with the main character representing the average christian individual embarking on his “adventure” which results in his deliverance. The way it dramatically portrays Christian Pilgrims journey is relatable to any christian member who has been born again or who has experienced a great change. We liked that distractions and their hindering capabilities were emphasized, as well as seeing the different people that would or could come along to help or hinder your progress in repenting. Some of the scenes portraying the Devil are a little intense, but I really think it’s important for children to see the stark difference between good and evil, light and dark, God and Satan.
The fight between good and evil lives on in the life of Christian. As he journeys through life he has trials and then victories. I love the story of Pilgrim’s Progress, but this movie is actually scary for me. The evil is portrayed quite well. I realize it is a cartoon, and I able to watch it, I am just amazed at how evil, evil is.
I loved watching Christian meet different people and the things they would go through together. I found myself talking to the screen, “don’t go that way, stay on the path.” Whenever it seemed that Christian had messed up so bad that he was not going to be able to get out of the situation, something or someone would change the situation and he was able to go on his way. It is a great movie with a great story to tell. One of good verses evil.