GOD'S NOT DEAD 2 - ralphthemoviemaker


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God's Not Dead 2 is a 2016 American Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A. R. White, Hayley Orrantia, and Sadie Robertson. It is the sequel to the 2014 film God's Not Dead and was released on April 1, 2016. It was the final film role for Fred Thompson.

History teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), a devout Christian, notices that one of her students, Brooke Thawley (Hayley Orrantia), is withdrawn following the recent death of her brother. Involved in little more than her studies, Brooke notices Grace's hope-filled attitude, and asks where Grace finds her hope. Grace replies "Jesus", and Brooke begins to read the Bible for herself. As Grace lectures on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Brooke asks whether their peaceful teachings relate to the biblical account of the Sermon on the Mount. Grace responds in the affirmative, and quotes scripture. The other students begin texting their parents about the class, and the ensuing backlash draws the ire of Principal Kinney (Robin Givens). She reprimands Grace, saying that the teacher's faith clouded her judgment. Grace is subsequently brought before the School Board, who inform her that legal action will be taken against her as she has violated the separation of church and state. Grace's case draws the attention of Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe), a charismatic defense attorney who is willing to aid her despite being an unbeliever himself.

The School Board brings Grace's case before the Supreme Court, hoping to secure her termination and strip her of her teaching license unless she issues an apology, which Grace refuses to do. To Brooke's horror, confident prosecutor Pete Kane (Ray Wise) declares that the lawsuit will "prove once and for all that God is dead". His opening argument suggests that the society of the United States will crumble should Grace fail to be found guilty. Endler responds by stating that Grace was simply doing her job, and that the law separating church and state was written by Thomas Jefferson in an effort to protect the church, not persecute it. Kane builds a strong case against Brooke by bringing forward witnesses such as Kinney and Brooke's parents, prompting Endler to rethink their defense. Meanwhile Brooke, who has developed a new found faith, stands in solidarity with her friends against Kinney. The defense is dealt another blow when their key juror, Pastor David Hill (David A.R. White), becomes ill. Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace is called as an expert witness, arguing that it is illogical to think that the gospel was a conspiracy because despite facing persecution and death, none of the Apostles ever retracted the accounts of seeing the risen Jesus. Kane is floored to learn that Wallace was formerly an atheist who was converted to Christianity.

Brooke voices her support of Grace, and is allowed as a witness. Kane is able to trick her into admitting that it was Grace and not Brooke who initiated their first conversation about Jesus. As Grace becomes more and more discouraged, Brooke and her friends sing her a song in an attempt to build up her spirits. Using a tactic to position Grace as a hostile witness, Endler gets the judge to inform the jury not to let their bias or prejudices interfere with their verdict. The jury ultimately finds in favor of Grace, who rejoices along with Brooke and Endler as Kane stands humiliated.


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i cant believe you didn’t mention Ray Wise. Leland Palmer, laura palmers dad from Twin Peaks was in this shit.

8 hours ago

The only case I found even close to this is when a male teacher was baited by students into addressing his views on a Lesbian student's lifestyle choices. He stated that homosexuality was an affront to God and that he felt it was morally wrong and followed the statement with "God loves you" When he was fired for wrongfully discussing a student's sexuality in the classroom he attempted to sue the school for religious persecution and all the "Christian publications" jumped on the opportunity to state he was fired for telling the student that God loves them. No, he was fired for homophobic statements made in a public school. In real life the teacher lost and the "Christian publications" skewed the reality in order to try to paint the courts as anti-Christian and the event itself as a sign of the end times.

14 hours ago

Your video is better edited than most of the movies you review!! Good work.

15 hours ago

My religion is anime

17 hours ago

Are you actually a fucking sciantard?!

21 hours ago

There's this really amazing movie called "God on Trial," that I think was based on a true story but I can't recall. It's about jewish men in auschwitz holding their own court and arguing the possibility of god's existence and the possibility that they've been abandoned. It's natural that they would be questioning this, considering their circumstances, and (to me) was a very emtional movie. I recommend it

1 day ago

I went to a liberal public high school, where we had a very in-depth world religion class. Weirdly, none of the teachers ever got fired for talking about Christ in a historical context. We also had both a Christmas tree and a Menorah in our entrance hall during the holiday season. I must've gone to one of those alternative-reality high schools.

2 days ago

After that whole review and shity movie all I'm thinking right now is what kind of movie would Jesus Direct?

2 days ago

the sad thing is the Pure Flex HQ is in Scottsdale AZ








AND IM ONLY 20 MINUTES OR SO AWAY FROM THERE!!!!!

2 days ago

18:30 - 18:38 So it's basically South-African court / parliament meetings?

3 days ago

How dare you Ralph. I'm offended.
Those were dirty Protestants that were well dressed in that film, not Catholics.

3 days ago

Jim Morrison's Not Dead
Elvis Presley's Not Dead
Tupac's Not Dead
Freddie Mercury's Not Dead
Jimi Hendrix's Not Dead
Michael Jackson's Not Dead

3 days ago

As a Christian... I loved both of your reviews. Because its completely honest.

4 days ago

This is fukin stupid..

5 days ago

2:20 hazah a man of quality

5 days ago

There's literally so many historical stories of actual Christian persecution in Africa and Asia that would make for absolute banger movies, yet these "Christians" waste their funds on stupid, hateful, and corny movies. Oh well, guess all we can do is point and laugh until they get the message.

6 days ago

21:29
In school nobody is entitled to anything, except of course the 42 year old having a midlife crisis at the end of a ruler...

6 days ago

It's so silly bc the way she referenced Jesus in the classroom was exactly how you'd reference a work of literature. And you're allowed to talk about the Bible in school as it pertains to being an important piece of historical literature, as long as the teacher isn't talking about their own beliefs and imposing it on their students. We literally had a couple weeks my senior year English class reading "the Bible as in literature," where the whole class (including the teacher) discussed the Bible as a historical text that has been a major influence on our society and literature etc, while of course recognizing that it IS a religious text, but not talk about it religiously... If that made sense. My point being you can absolutely talk about Jesus in the classroom, it just depends how you talk about it. This "film" is so ridiculously unrealistic it's insane.

Edit: and big oof to "you basically proved the existence of Jesus" - I'm pretty sure most people aren't debating that Jesus was a man who existed in the world, it's the question of God's existence and if Jesus is the son of God. You'd think Christians might have a better idea of what it is they're even arguing against. JESUS! (pun intended)

Also Edit: it seems like there are some Christians today that really love the idea that they are somehow being persecuted in a country with more Christians than any other religious population. It's irrational and so far out of reality. Why do you WANT to be persecuted?!

6 days ago

As a Christian I personally feel we should stay away from making corny ass films lol

1 week ago

In classrooms (american ones at least), you can't actually teach religion unless a student asked for an explanation about something religious or it's a religion class. Example: we're learning about ancient Rome. My teacher has to mention Jesus a few times. That's fine because it's in historical context. If he started going all "Praise the lord!!!!!" that's not okay because he's teaching religion. This movie was probably referencing that rule BUT as far as I know you can't go to court for doing that.

1 week ago

Director of God's Not Dead 2: [plays Ace Attorney] This is how a courtroom works, right? Yes, yes it is.

1 week ago

I thought one o the biggest lessons Jesus teaches is to not judge other people, and to treat others how you would like to be treated? Does this movie completely ignore that fact, or...?

1 week ago

Those glasses make you look like a pedo.

1 week ago

LMAO at 13:50 the background with jesus putting thumbs up

1 week ago

Ironically, lying is quite a bad sin.

1 week ago

God is dead, and we have killed him.

- Pureflix, 2019

1 week ago

As a christian I'm genuinely pissed off by these films. The whole point of our faith is to treat everyone as equal and respect life; this has nothing to do with saying that we're "at war" with the world. These films have done far more harm to the religion than good, and I can only hope most people understand most Christians aren't like this.

1 week ago

Not exactly. there are a few passages which take slavery for granted, and say abusing slaves is bad, but never says outright that slavery is wrong. When the books were written, Slavery was common and considered a part of daily life. Bare in mind that Christians don't believe that God himself wrote the Bible, we believe mortals who had experienced religious miracles wrote the Bible, which allows for all sorts of personal biases and signs of the time it was written. The general message of the faith doesn't gel well with Slavery, it was just so ingrained in the lives of the people who wrote it that they never thought of it as being wrong.

23 hours ago

Doesn't the bible condone slavery?

1 day ago

4:07 I don't understand how they expected viewers not to sympathize with the atheists, if they hold up a poster with the prism from Dark Side of the Moon and the text "Hey preacher, leave our kids alone"

1 week ago

The most realistic part of this movie is that an offended white boy in high school tried to get someone fired for offending him.

1 week ago

My fucking aunt took me to see this while it was in theaters, long story short I abandoned Christianity soon after.

1 week ago