Saturday, June 12, 2010
Hermie & Friends: Who is in Charge Anyway? by Max Lucado
We recently watched the DVD Hermie and Friends Series: Who is in Charge Anyway? by Max Lucado. It’s the story of Freddie the Flea, who doesn’t think there is anything special about being a small flea. He asks God what’s so special about him. Antonio Ant is strong; Flo has her love of music and so on but what about him? God shares insight about the characters and how they too at one time weren’t sure they were too special either through a series of flashbacks. The flashbacks are a mix of past lessons learned from previous adventures and new scenes that offer insight into the garden friends as young children. They show how God is working in each of the friend’s lives.
There’s a great lesson shared on how God loves even the smallest flea and has a purpose for each and every one of us. I enjoyed the flashbacks and my kids would light up when they recognized scenes from other movies or books that they have, great for reinforcement of lessons learned. The short stories within the story also helped keep my kids' attention. While I like the concept of the weaving together past stories and showing how God has been working in the garden, I felt the movie relied a little too much on the flashbacks and would have liked it if the storyline of Freddie Flea was more developed. That being said it’s still a movie that we will watch again and again. The movie is entertaining and the Bible principals are being shared in a relatable way that kids will understand.
I received a free copy of this DVD through Thomas Nelson Publishing’s Book Sneeze book review program. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.