Sound of Freedom
This review is a very tough one to write as I literally saw the new Mission Impossible movie with it’s $300 million summer blockbuster budget and Sound of Freedom and it’s meager $14 Million budget on back to back nights. My big takeaway is that Sound of Freedom will have way more impact on me and my life going forward than any former and future summer blockbuster that I can imagine.
In fact, after this movie was over, you could hear a pin drop as the movie goers were all in complete astonishment and awe of what they just witnessed.
The premise of this MUST SEE movie(especially if you are a parent). is the danger all around us these days when it comes to child and sex trafficking. In fact, the opening sequences of this movie contain scenes right out of every parent’s nightmares.
The lead character of Tim Ballard(Jim Caviezel) plays a homeland security agent dealing with human trafficking on the southern border when he gets very personally involved and risks his career and life to work on a particular case of a brother and sister that were taken. Based on a true story, what comes next is a jaw dropping look at the inside of what comprises these sick and twisted operations and the people that run them.
For such a low budget, the cinematography, lighting, and acting in this film is really good. Some of the moments and storytelling scenes are very compelling and will leave marks in the viewers minds for a long time.
I spoke to some friends of mine that are in law enforcement and they all pretty much assured me that the things shown in this movie are in fact currently happening in our world and are very much real. This being said, this film has way much more purpose and should serve as a powerful wake up call to all of us.
The fact that this movie and topic is becoming a political hot button is completely missing the point and the message here.
Like I said, Sound of Freedom is a MUST SEE(even if it is just for its message alone.)
Lead photo courtesy of Angel Studios