All moral DVDs have a purpose that is usually evident from the beginning, which usually turns a lot of people off. I wish many could see past the blatant message in order to receive that message as well as a desire to understand the message. WWDJ (a.k.a. What Would Jesus Do) II is about three stories: a divorcing couple, a troubled teenager, and a healing widower who also lost his parents and his own son too soon. WWJD II is about their interwoven lives with needs and how each becomes met when they trust in God to handle their lives with not just words, but with action.
WWJD II stars John Ratzenberger who is most popular for his role as Cliff Clavin in Cheers, and for all his roles in EVERY Pixar movie (the only voice to appear in every single film): in all the Toy Story movies he’s the voice of Hamm, A Bug’s Life as P.T. Flea, Finding Nemo as the School of Moon Fish, The Incredibles as Underminer, in the Cars movies as Mack, Ratatouille as Mustafa, WALL-E as John, Up as Construction Foreman Tom, and Monsters, Inc. as The Abominable Snowman as well as the upcoming Monsters University also as The Abominable Snowman (2013), and Brave as a Scottish Soldier (to be released this summer). No one else in the film is as notable as John Ratzebberger, but it’s not about the actors. It all leads back to the message of this film.
All-in-all I have to say that I did like the movie. I’ve seen worse over the top writing and acting in moral movie. It’s not just about the message; it’s about “will people watch it”, and I think people will if they give it a chance (i.e – add it to their Netflix cue and pass on the word if they like it). The best thing is, this movie has no bad language, no sex, no drugs, and no man to man violence though in the very beginning the teen does get in trouble for vandalizing the church building. But as you can imagine this is what drives the whole movie and how these lives come together.
My Mom Start Review Grade for the WWJD II: The Woodcarver DVD: B-
This is a great DVD for family movie night and to share with tweens and teens. This would be a great junior youth group or youth group movie.
Summer is very active in our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living while cooking up a storm.