I purchased two copies of this DVD based on the description and reviews. Intending to send one to my family in Colorado (which I did not). I was extremely disappointed in this movie (I usually love the movies I have purchased from CBD). It struck me as a (justification for a) travel boondoggle for the featured actor. I had hoped for an insightful educted spiritual perspective of historic locations and history -- which it is not.
This is a very informative documentary. I have a deeper respect for and better appreciation of the pilgrims after watching this. I wish all schools show this as part of the US history class to understand what the US founding fathers' world view was. Kind of hard to watch though due to the constant shifting of scenes. I wish there are more documentaries like this and more that are even more visually engaging to kids and adults alike.
The Founders Monument, the LEAST viewed and, obviously, the least appreciated National monument in this country, SHOULD be very near the top of everyone's bucket list. Located in Plymouth, MA, it's a tribute to the courage and perseverence of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth Rock. If you have any desire to learn about how this country was founded and developed, and the personal character needed to endure the massive difficulties, this is where you should start to grow your understanding. Get it, watch it, and begin your journey.
Kirk Cameron has a tendency to over do and overuse visual camera effects when not necessary . However, the information gleaned from this movie is very helpful, and inspiring, regarding the sacrifices made by our Puritan forefathers of our nation's beginnings. Reaching further back than just the landing of Plymouth Rock, we discover the true beginnings of the common people awakening to learning directly from the Bible, rather than through the control of the Church and its interpretation. We gained a greater appreciation for our privileged lives here in America.