BELLS OF INNOCENCE
Jux Jonas (Mike Norris, son of Chuck Norris) has just lost his precious daughter and embarks on a mission of mercy, accompanied by two buddies. They stumble onto a small, strange town in Texas called Ceres, where they find that the townspeople are all slightly odd and seem to be controlled by a mysterious man with a short-wave radio. Jux and his buddies find that they must confront the evil forces in this town in order to escape with their lives.
I was initially excited when I heard about this movie and had high expectations. I guess I had images of Chuck Norris beating up the devil or a whole host of devils in the movie. My excitement about watching this movie, turned into a huge disappointment. It is a cheesy Christian movie. Not what I expected at all. Three strangers crash into the desert and wander into a strange town where everyone is weird and the children are actually demons. Definitely not a movie you would want to show your children. Although Chuck Norris is the one force that is fighting for good and works with the three strangers to overcome Satanís influence, he canít overcome the bad plot.
Based on a novel by Joseph F. Girzone, a stranger named Joshua arrives in a small town, gets a job working as a carpenter, and proceeds to perform acts that appear to be miracles, which leads many of the locals to suspect that he may be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Joshua is a good movie and a very good storyline. It shows what a difference one, unselfish person can make to a small community. Unfortunately, it also shows how the religious people can be critical of something new. The only disappointment with the movie was two places where inappropriate slang was used. Itís not profanity but still questionable language. This movie might be offensive to Catholics if they miss the real message.
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