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  1. 12 February 13, 8:51pm

    I would like them to go back to their roots (the first Encounter), I do not care for unnecessary violence to tell a Christian story. If they feel a fight sequence is needed, keep it short, we do not need to see it played out “blow by blow.”

  2. Valerie Campbell says
    30 March 13, 4:18pm

    Hello Dave,

    I just read your comment about the violence in Encounter 2. I would just like to say that the violence in that movie pales in comparison to the violence that Jesus endured for us 2000 years ago. The Roman soldiers were relentless in their torture of our Lord and Savior. Sometimes it’s necessary to portray events in such a manner because the reality is we live in a violent world. The 12 disciples died violent deaths and told by Jesus they would have many troubles, but just trust in Him. The sad truth is that violence is part of telling about Christ and to leave it out would be like telling half of a story. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, I just wanted give a different point of view on the matter. Your sister in Christ, Valerie. God bless!

  3. kyle carpenter says
    08 May 13, 12:08am

    is there really a third one being made. That would be amazing. the first two movies are so impacting and a third one would be just amazing.

  4. CFDb says
    08 May 13, 4:52am

    That’s the buzz going around, I agree, I would love to see a number 3!

  5. Steven says
    16 May 13, 11:15pm

    I would love to see a new movie, one just like the first, the second one was good but the first was great and the actor who played Jesus is just perfect for the role. I hope they make a third, I would get it definitely.

  6. anon says
    06 June 13, 2:26pm

    Valerie,

    I agree with Dave in that so much violence didn’t have to be in the movie. It WAS a bit much. Yes, Jesus went through alot of violence on our behalf, but he didn’t have it supernaturally taped for generations to come to view, and this particular violence had almost NOTHING to do with righteousness. Had the drug dealer actually been a Christian who was being tormented, then I could see it’s purpose. Yes, we live in a violent world, but that fact, to me is is all the more reason to leave out as much of it in the movies as possible. Christian or not, or portraying actual people or not, it is still used as a means of escaping reality for a reason. Passion of the Christ could be used as an example of the proper use of violence. In even remotely demonstrating what Jesus went through, nothing short of that movie would do.

    I think the first movie was actually better then the second. The second played way too much along certain denominational lines of thinking. I was, for one, very put off by the insinuation that a non repentent, whorishly clothed young woman could die of a drug overdose, and just sweep right into heaven. It flies right against everything the bible and Jesus himself said. The church today, along with the christian movie industry, is trying to soften the gospel and sugar coat everything down to where it is all warm and fuzzy, and politically acceptable to the world. This movie, though entertaining, is but an example of that. Not listening to sound doctrine, but having itching ears to hear more from the soft, and soothing Jesus.

  7. Angela says
    20 June 13, 3:51am

    Annon. I think you overlooked something. Do you not remember the story of the prodigal son in the Bible and how his father accepted hi,? Or the parable Jesus told about the all the labourers being paid the same wages at the end of the day despite the different times they each started their work? And the woman who lost a coin and searched the whole house till she found it and became happy, or the shepherd who left the ninety-nine sheep and went to look for the one lost sheep? Every soul is a soul, and it is very precious to God, no matter who or what they had been in the past. Jesus came to die for every one of us, and if only one would accept Him, all of his/her sins would be washed away? God sees right into every heart, and I think He has His own way of judging every single person, that is why He said we should not judge. I think The Passion of Christ is very good. If it can’t be compared with what Christ actually went through on earth, it can be a good illustration.there are people who actually gave their lives to Christ as a result of watching The Passion of Christ.
    Please look at it his way, you would understand it better. I hope you get me right.

  8. Tessatopia says
    12 July 13, 10:01pm

    What’s funny is I just got done watching #2 and was curious as to wether there would be a #3. This it’s what I found :D So truth be told I fast forwarded through the fight sceen it’s just toooooooooooooo long lol so I agree no need for such a long fight scene, and hopefully there won’t be one like that in the next movie. Oh and please no long drawn out car chases either blah.

  9. Jay says
    09 August 13, 9:31pm

    I would just like to say that I liked both movies, but the reality is that they actually improved on the second one. For one thing, the actors were great in both movies, but you really saw the drama unfold with a lot more impact in the second movie. I also think that the creators took too much time in the first one trying to spell everything out in the end. For example, was it really necessary to have the girl who plays Kayla to spell out who Officer DeVille really was? Not really. The audience got it right away. If they’d ended the movie at the car crash scene, there wouldn’t have been too many unanswered questions. Still, they did do a superb job, and I would LOVE to see a third movie. Now as for the violence thing, you can’t really fault either side. It has it’s pros and cons to be sure, but the fight sequence in Paradise Lost proved to us that this world we live in (in it’s flawed and broken state) is willing to do anything to find satisfaction. The Agent’s own brutality against the drug lord’s goon proves that. But in the end, it showed that he WASN’T satisfied. Even after he’d killed the man, it still didn’t bring him what he wanted. That was all there was to it. Really, I didn’t mind the fight sequence because it showed the long, drawn-out war we all fight within ourselves (believers, and unbelievers alike). We all struggle to be free from sin, but the unbeliever always loses even if he/she wins. That was probably the whole point of showing such a long fight scene (plus, have any of you ever tried to face a professional killer/bodyguard in unarmed combat? It’s not easy to take down anyone who’s trained to fight even if you are a trained fighter yourself). So no, I didn’t mind the fight, or the violence. We ARE in a war, you know (and no, I’m not talking about the Middle East). The war within each of us can sometimes get just as violent, or even worse. It’s disturbing, but real. Isn’t that what we want from a Christian movie? Reality? Those are my thoughts.

  10. whelan says
    12 August 13, 12:11pm

    I would love The Encounter 3. But agree with some of the posts above that it should be more like the first one. They really could make 100 of these, or better yet, please turn it into a TV show.

  11. chris says
    31 August 13, 5:50pm

    Christian movies have come a long way. in the past no one would give a Christian movie a chance due to low production value, inexperienced crew and actors, and advertising. now video is digital and it is easier than ever to make movies, not to mention established actors and directors have had the courage to stand up and announce their faith in publc, and work on Christian projects.as far as the violence goes,if it is part of the story, then I don’t see a problem with it. what used to slow down a Christian movie was when the story line would stop and 10 min. were spent talking about jesus or salvation, storytelling in a Christian movie has since gotten a better balance of both message and plot.

  12. anon says
    05 September 13, 10:23am

    Yes Angela I understand what you are trying to say, but the painful truth is that in our current society, we have diluted the word down to match the thinking of the world to the point that we are overlooking some very important points in the bible. Paul spoke of salvation being of grace only and not of works, but from the mouth of Jesus came the words, “you shall know them by their fruits”, also is the verse where Jesus himself says a person HAS to be baptized in water and of the spirit. This is not talking of the amniotic fluids either (otherwise we could make the case that unborn children don’t go to heaven.). This prevalant belief among the denominations that all that is required is a belief and no works of any kind are WAY off. I don’t have time to bring up more scripture, but that is just a few.

    The woman in the movie was in the middle of committing sin when she overdosed. Not JUST with the overdose, but with her apparel, and no doubt lascivous lifestyle needed to fund her habit. She had no time to repent of her sin and turn away from it. She had NOT been freed from sin, like what happens when you truly get saved, but was instead still in bondage to it. Therefore, according to the bible, and from the words of Jesus himself she was not a Christian. She simply COULD NOT have been. Since therefore, sin will not be allowed into heaven, neither would she.

    It really can’t be any plainer, and I think it is sad that many sincere and God fearing Christians can get blinded and confused in this day and age. Then again, the bible also speaks about that also.

  13. Jenny says
    07 September 13, 7:46pm

    I cannot wait for the third Encounter movie! Both Encounter movies made me cry. When there is a good Christian movie, it’s such a nice experience. I have never seen recent Christian Movies in a series like this and I love series. These movies get a little intense, but if you actually watch through it, there is a reason why, and it is so worth it. I knew there would be a part 3! I can’t wait!

  14. Angelica says
    25 September 13, 12:45am

    Anon
    Even if you are a christian that doesn’t mean you are perfect and that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to make mistakes. Who are you to say that she was living a whorish life. Maybe she was going to homecoming or prom. Maybe she was in her high school choir. You don’t know. The Bible says Judge not lest you be judged. You don’t know what was going on that night, so don’t be so quick to slap a label on somebody. You don’t know that she hadn’t been baptized. Maybe she backslide, but that doesn’t make her lose her salvation. How do you know that she was non repentant at the moment of her death? You have no idea what might have been going on in her mind at that moment. Do you know anything about clothes? If you did, then you would know that all dresses look like they are too short when you are laying down. If you actually saw the movie, you would know that it doesn’t show Jesus condoning the fight. They added the fight scenes to make it more appealing to the lost. Lost people love action movies.

  15. ace says
    27 September 13, 5:52pm

    i say a 3rd movie and much more are needed.
    put a car chase scene. put a bank robbery/hostage scene. fact is, people that need to be touched by Christ in our society, want to see things on film that COULD really happen. does this mean we are changing our values and compromising? no. nor are we making it unsafe to watch. anyone who sees this post and says, “hey i dont want my kids seeing that..” are your kids going to understand the first movie? let alone the second? exactly. this is catered to people who are of age to make a decision for Christ. as such, we need to use discernment and encourage the christian filmmakers to align these films to our daily life, with Jesus and the Holy Spirit right there in the midst of it all – a true spiritual battle that is always raging on. sure, we dont need gore and blood squirting, but to those who think real life portrayed affects the credibility of christians, i think not. passion of the Christ portrayed what Jesus went thru and was pretty gruesome for even christians. we need to be real with ourselves and not dumb down our witness. look real close on the second movie, they didnt even have one part where a fist was shown close to a face. they went to the next snapshot. chill out and realize the Lord is using these films as tools for His righteousness.

  16. Dustin says
    11 October 13, 11:42pm

    I absolutely loved the 2 movies. Had great meaning and purpose behind them. For sure looking forward to the third. Thanks for the action in the 2nd one kept it more upbeat and on your seat. Jesus was for sure glorified in these movies!!!!

  17. Rocklin Kenpo says
    26 October 13, 3:03pm

    I think the first one was the best and the second one had a good idea and message but was delivered as more of an action movie. If there is a 3.. maybe deliver a strong message such as one regarding guns in schools..its becoming an epidemic that needs to stop..problem is it might be a bit too soon considering the Sparks, Nv Middle School shooting… The actors in the first should all play in 3 ..thats my opinion.

  18. brittanie says
    27 December 13, 9:16pm

    Both movies were amazing, I just watched them both and the message that is sent through these movies is priceless. I was so hoping the third one was already out!! I’m definitely buying all of them. The situations and questions asked are what most people ask all the time and how he answered the questions was very powerful, the inner warmth and love that comes from these movies and the message sent is indescribable, I will recommend them to everyone! Can’t wait for the third movie.

  19. Caleb says
    23 January 14, 9:25pm

    Yes! I’ve seen the first and Second on Netflix… And when I heard “Jesus” Say “This is not over” As he looked in the camera, I jumped out of my seat and said “Yes! Another one!”

  20. Michael Rivers says
    08 February 14, 3:40am

    I like both.Encounter movies. I personally thought the fight scene drove home the violence of our fallen world in a tasteful manner. Both were very moving movies. I am grateful and will pray for many to come to faith through your ministry. God bless.

  21. Jesse says
    27 February 14, 9:10am

    I really like the first two movies and I really hope there is a third one

  22. CFDb says
    27 February 14, 10:26am

    I agree, I can’t wait!

  23. 14 April 14, 6:17pm

    I liked the 1st movie more because it had some funny parts in it(small/minor parts in the movie were funny). The 2nd movie was all seriousness. I mean I didn’t really mind it, but it kind of dragged on. Especially in the beginning when Ric Caperna was chasing Bruno. That took a while. Also, what I don’t understand is, in the 1st movie at the end, Jesus asks the guy(David A.R. White) what he would like to eat(something from the menu or a special). The guy in the end was the same guy who played the Ric Caperna. How would that be possible? He couldn’t possibly be the same character. It wouldn’t make sense…

  24. 14 April 14, 6:17pm

    I really got the message of both movies though.

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