31 December 2012 | lagudafuad
it is good but dull
The problem with the movie Lukewarm is that the movie just never picked up it is just as it name says, Lukewarm. I won't say that it is totally predictable, but the movie just drives the nail hard on moral living, leaving behind the fact that a good plot to go with it is just as much needed as the message, or else it would have been better that the message is just preached in a few minutes than you spending over a hour watching a movie, that the message is just a drop in the ocean.
The acting in the movie is not as top notch as you will expect, it is a little shallow, but that is what the movie contains mostly a shallow attempt by some Christian movie makers. I'm a Christian and I do appreciate the fact that many Christian movie makers are taking chances, but it is high time they take this movie making thing to a new level. The silver screen has been a source of negative learning if our Christian movies can't be captivating enough to keep even we the Christians glued, then how is it going to be able to change the heart of those who don't know Christ.
The movie plot is about a couple who were going through a rough patch, Luke the male grew up in a broken home, straining his relationship with his father. While with his girlfriend Luke lost his job and had to find job at a bar, so as to be able to provide upkeep for him and his girl friend as they were living together much to their pastor's disapproval.
Luke's neighbor (Bill Cobbs) is a Christian, who goes about preaching Christ to everyone even those who don't want to hear the news, and he keeps trying to get Luke to come back and be more diligent in Church as Luke's bar job is keeping him from attending service. Things took a turn in Luke's life when Luke's neighbor got beaten to a point of near death after Luke's girlfriend left him out of a feeling that Luke had betrayed her trust.
Lukewarm is more of a soap opera in 90 minutes than it is a full length movie, but its message is loud and clear, let your life and everything in it preach who you are, let it stand for Christ and don't let anything rob you away from fellowshipping with him. Then there is the high road message that Christ taught which is, instead of giving back hate for hate, we should give back love for hate.
I won't say run to the hills and keep away from this movie, it is on an OK level that you can watch especially when you are done seeing all other Christian movies around.