Average Member Rating:
- Debra W
I struggled to even give this film a 1 star. It was so bad. The quality of the film was extremely poor looking as though it were filmed with a general movie camera in the back yard. The acting was even worse. Though there must have been a message, it was hard to decipher in the midst of such a poorly constructed film. I have a passion for Christian film, however this type of film was the reason most individuals chose to never watch a Christian film prior to the wave started by the Kendrick brothers and Sherwood church. I thank them for showing us that God's message can be offered in the same exciting, spell binding way our secular films are presented. Now we can offer the wondrous word of God in a form that will draw others to see. There are so many great films, please do not lose your passion by watching a film of this quality.
- Richard and Linda D
48 Below, a low budget film, starring (it is assumed) the residents of Sterling, Alaska (the film was shot on the Kenai Peninsula), with most of the actors and actresses using their real first names in the film. This is a somewhat slow moving film, and we can only assume that the cast is, primarily, if not entirely, amateur (not paid professionals, though this has no bearing on their acting ability). We applaud the cast, crew, church members, and residents for their enthusiasm in the making of this film, but the Kendrick Brothers and Sherwood Baptist Church are producing films of superior quality (Flywheel, and Facing the Giants are primary examples of superior, low budget films). Enjoy!
- Margaret G
Bad language, un-Christ like behavior, real disappointment . I did not wish to finish watching it.
- Cristina M
The idea behind the movie was good and the script was pretty decent. However the production and editing leave one feeling that they are watching a home video. It isn't very high quality and the acting is very much "home-grown." So, if you are just looking to see some Alaskan culture within a Christian circle, this would be a good movie to watch. But it you are looking for quality, look for other Christian movies.
- Denise K G
Unfortunately, this was not very good, bad editing, disjointed story, unnecessary characters, it was tough to get through.
- Martin Leslie R
Well this seems like a student film. Better editing would have helped to shorten the torture, er, I mean length. Seriously, however, I'm not sure the 'message' really gets through. They seem like pretty secular worldly kids but some cry out to God when desperate, but not sure how thanking God by one character means anything changed afterward. Personally baby-daddy should've patched things up with mommy if they're both Christians now. Maybe not always best option, but should be tried. That would be more interesting. Our teens wanted to go to bed, but felt compelled to keep checking sort of like a watching a wreck. 19 year old says "worst movie ever". I've actually seen worse so not true! Many scenes just needed to be shorter, like the dancing for one. Acting needs improved in many places, but writing was probably as much of a culprit as the acting... Not satisfied with ending. Left too much to guess. Fun to discuss at least. Also pay attention to which leg/foot is broken... We all liked the cashier at the cafe and the lady who offered to go out with Banana though. The scene where one student apologizes to another's mother was touching. I'm sure a second attempt will be much improved however.