‘The 33’ ~
CFDb Movie Review
Hope Runs Deep
Based on the real-life event, when a gold and copper mine collapses, it traps 33 miners underground for 69 days.
In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions and time were quickly running out.
A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up.
Based on the gripping true story of survival and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers “The 33” reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.
This movie begins with a shocking statistic. I always knew mining was dangerous, but I did not realize how many people die in mining accidents yearly.
I was encouraged by the faith and perseverance of the families and the strength of the miners, especially the one who ended up taking over leadership. We all need to learn from their experience and have the same attitude.
It was really interesting learning about the government’s role in this rescue as well.
Although I was completely fascinated with what happened to these particular miners and how they coped, I was highly annoyed that they took the Lord’s name in vain one time. (Parental Warning for this reason, as well as some light cussing) It was so unnecessary, especially for a film where the miners saw God’s hand in their rescue. That was my only complaint. Why offend God in a film that really should be glorifying Him.
Normally I link to theaters or where you might purchase the film on DVD when it comes out, but I’m having a difficult time justifying linking anywhere in this review if they would take the name of the Lord in vain, no matter how good the rest of the film might be.
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