Superman Goes to Church, Ironman Talks Heaven
and ‘Frozen’ Lifts Up Christ
Movieguide Highlights 2013 Films With the
‘Most Faith and Values’
Blockbusters like the “Man of Steel,” “Iron Man 3” and “Frozen” are among the list of 2013’s most faith- and values-friendly films being celebrated at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Friday night in Los Angeles.
Movieguide founder Ted Baehr said in a press release that 2013 was a big year for faith and family values in the entertainment industry.
“2013 was also the year that explicit sex and nudity did not sell – again,” Baehr added. “2013 was also the year that foul language did not sell – again. However, it WAS the year that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful reached new heights at the box office and in the TV ratings.”
Some of the cinematic and television productions that Movieguide found to be worthy expressions of “the Good, the True, and the Beautiful” are listed below, and included in the organization’s 2013 Report to the Entertainment Industry.
2013 was the year that:
Branch Rickey told Jackie Robinson that Jesus Christ was the strongest man who ever lived because He was strong enough to turn the other cheek in 42.
THE BIBLE won the ratings and the hearts of America.
Tony Stark in IRON MAN 3 talked about people going to heaven and hell, and took the villains to church.
Clark Kent, aka Superman, went to church to confess in MAN OF STEEL.
Warner Bros. trailer for “Man of Steel.”
Love and self-sacrifice became the spiritual weapons wielded against socialist tyranny in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.
Bilbo the humble Hobbit, King Thorin, and their 12 dwarf companions drove out the evil Dragon, who had seized the kingdom of the dwarves, in THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG.
Christian hymns lifting up Jesus Christ were sung in Old Norse in FROZEN.
Real Christian love triumphed in FROZEN.
Disney’s trailer for the “Frozen” movie.
Mike and Sulley worked their way up the ladder of success from the mail room in MONSTERS UNIVERSITY.
Tito saves the taco stand he owns with his brother, Angelo, by creating and executing a well-conceived marketing plan in TURBO.
Oscar Diggs, the future Wizard of Oz, confesses and cries to God for help in OZ, THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
The Disney trailer for “Oz The Great and Powerful.”
Stranded astronaut Ryan Stone asks for prayer and help from God while looking at a picture of Jesus Christ carrying a child in GRAVITY.
THE CROODS take a leap of faith to follow the Light.
The prodigal daughter came home to her family and Jesus Christ in GRACE UNPLUGGED.
A young outcast teenage boy finds salvation watching a church BLACK NATIVITY Christmas musical.
The “Black Nativity” Trailer
Willie and Uncle Si, two members of the Robertson clan from DUCK DYNASTY, came into Mike Baxter’s store and dealt with Kyle’s depression by quoting the book of Mark and telling Kyle that Jesus was the greatest philosopher and came to give him life more abundantly in LAST MAN STANDING: Back to School.
Mike Baxter explained that the free market “only works if there’s some moral compass to it” in LAST MAN STANDING: Shoveling Snow.
Henry noted suicide is a crime and a mortal sin in BLUE BLOODS: Bad Blood.
The Movieguide Awards ceremony will be held Friday at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, with a telecast at 2 p.m. ET on March 1 on the ReelzChannel.