Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Awakened DVD Review

Newspaper reporter Jacob Harker (Rob Boltin) loses his job, forcing he and his wife, Haley (Gwendolyn Edwards), to move into a small rental house owned by Webster Cain (Michael Monks). In the process of moving in, Jacob discovers a discarded audio recording of 60’s blues singer Carol James (Hannah Hughes). Captivated by the voice on the recording, Jacob conducts an investigation into Carol James’ life and death. Through his pursuit, Jacob becomes haunted by an evil spirit. While the spirit seductively persuades Jacob, drawing him deeper and deeper into its own malicious plot, the spirit attacks and terrorizes Haley, creating both fear and distrust in the Harker’s home. Haley sees her husband turning into someone less recognizable each day. How can a marriage survive such attack, deception, and evil? Can the faith of one help restore the condition of another?

Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Number of discs: 1
 Not Rated
Studio: Word Films 
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2016
Run Time: 107 minutes

  This isn’t my favorite kind of movie to watch, but I said I would review it so I did.
  Awakened is about an evil spirit that takes over a man. All around it is an O.K. movie. Some scary scenes but not extremely so. The actors are fair and the story line is intriguing.
  The story takes place when a couple move into a smaller home, because of lack of work they have to downsize. Jacob cleans out the basement and finds an old recording of a 1960’s jazz singer. He can’t quit listening to the recording and then he starts to hear her voice.
  Jacob’s wife, Haley goes to church off and on, but Jacob doesn’t go.
  The things I didn’t like about this DVD is the part of church and things the Pastor said are to few. Most of this movie is about the haunting. I feel to fight spiritual forces you must be more grounded in the Lord and very close to Him. Since Jacob didn’t have a relationship with the Lord, I don’t see how the evil spirit left him. When the spirit left the wife said a few things, but nothing really deep. I know this is a made up movie, but I don’t find it very realistic. Fighting spiritual battles is very serious business. I don’t feel Awakening showed that.
  If you watch this I caution you not to let younger children watch. I believe this movie could have been so much better with more praying of the actors and more church teaching/preaching.

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