One of the perks of homeschooling is that sometimes big companies (i.e. NBC) actually ask for your opinions. That happened last night when Homeschool.com contacted us and asked to "test a product." We complied. So, Amanda and I just previewed (watched the whole thing, actually) Secrets of the Mountain, a new family film to air on NBC next Friday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m. (EST). This film is sponsored by Wal-mart - when you watch it look for the Great Value cereal and milk.
Secrets of the Mountain stars Barry Bostwick and Paige Turco. You'll recognize both of them easily. In a nutshell, this movie is about a family who finds out their dead uncle is not really dead. The group (uncle included) goes on a quest to find a way into a mountain that houses a temple to the Aztec sun god. Along the way they run into all sorts of dangers that bring the family closer together - the real plot line of the story.
Amanda and I loved Secrets of the Mountain and will watch it again with the rest of our family next week when it airs on TV. It's not a Christian movie but it is family friendly. I never heard one cuss word - not even close. The theme of family unity and bonding is prevalent and so RELEVANT to us today. You'll want to watch it too, maybe turn it into a pizza and movie night.
If you enjoy the movie, please be sure to let NBC and Wal-mart know that you appreciated them making a film that families can watch together without any offense. Your voice is important.