Ray Wise is equally impressive as the high-dollar attorney who coldly takes the position against Grace, who is in it to win it at all costs. A minister, facing his own personal crises plural , is placed on the jury. Grace Wesley Melissa Joan Hart is an everyday high school history teacher who lives a life of faith but who largely keeps her beliefs to herself. For more about God's Not Dead 2 and the God's Not Dead 2 Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on September 11, 2018 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. But she refuses to admit wrongdoing.
Eventually, her case moves beyond the school board and into the public eye when Brooke's parents file suit. Crowd din in chapter 14 is equally unimpressive. School din -- chatty students, a ringing bell -- doesn't enjoy much volume or sense of immersion into the environment. The color palette finds an agreeable neutrality. Noise appears in some lower light areas while scattered, and light, examples of aliasing are evident in some establishing shots of the courthouse, but overall clarity is terrific. God's Not Dead 2 offers deleted scenes and several featurettes.
Skin tones appear natural and black levels are never too far removed from perfection. The story of God's Not Dead 2 unfolds rather quickly. The opening Audio Adrenaline song offers good front end width but plays shallowly at reference levels, and that holds true for the entire track. A few poor performance hinder, but don't stifle, this one. Brooke finds her faith through the process. Light woods in the courtroom, lush natural greens, different shades of makeup and clothes, everything within the movie finds an agreeable color reproduction.
God's Not Dead 2 suffers from the absence of the more personal story explored in the first. This one presents a wider battle in the clash between ideas, faith, and the world. Colors are impressively vibrant and healthy, nicely saturated, and there's never an unnecessary paleness or unwarranted boost to contrast. As the court proceedings get underway, Grace and Tom find themselves up against a slick, high-powered attorney Ray Wise who sets out to not only win the case but to humiliate Grace and Tom at the same time. A young woman of faith waits in the wings as an alternate.
The original's ability to essentially whittle it down to two individuals on either side -- a believer student and his nonbeliever teacher -- allowed for a richer, more intimate exploration of the contrasting ideas of faith and the worldly response to it. Character close-ups reveal very impressive complexity considering age lines, pores, hair, and makeup; the image is certainly never wanting for increased textural presentations. But the movie's point, it seems, is how the process is left to God's hands, that He can handle it now matter how quickly man moves on it. Gary Habermas, The Jury, and James Warner Wallace. She's immediately pulled into a hearing and learns that she has broken school, state, and federal guidelines. The track rarely spreads into the rears with any meaningful content, and even some decent reverb at a Newsboys concert later in the movie struggles to expand beyond the front. Unfortunately, those key moments, which feature real scholars playing themselves on the witness stand, suffer from unfortunate robotic acting and verbatim line delivery rather than more organic explorations of the topics which easily emerges as the film's weakest link.
The movie is narratively compelling in its structural foundation and in the strength of its performances, but it never does quite elevate to the top amongst the best courtroom dramas. The film also sets out to prove the existence of Jesus, much in the same way the first film explored that very question, but here in a courtroom setting and through several experts who testify as to His historical existence. The process to punish and silence Grace develops with lightning-quick rapidity, just as one might expect in a world that seems to live on pins and needles and ready to pounce on any perceived social injustice, no matter the context, related to Christianity and faith or not. It's disappointing that the track couldn't produce more energy and the intensity that various scenes demand. Universal's Blu-ray delivers solid video, passable audio, and a few small extras highlighted by a collection of deleted scenes. Tom Endler nails the part of the low-rung but whip smart lawyer who doesn't necessarily undergo a personal conversion to faith and to Christianity and a dedication to Christ through the process -- it's perhaps hinted but never directly explored -- but he does take both scholarly works on the subject to heart and ultimately uses Grace's own steadfastness in faith to his, and her, advantage. With God's Not Dead 2, the genre tackles the question of faith and speaking one's beliefs not in the public square but rather in the public school.
Dialogue is at least center positioned and adequately audible at normal listening levels. One day in class, teaching about such prominent historical figures as Martin Luther King, Jr. The film further aims to prove the existence of Jesus Christ, with several experts taking the stand in the film's middle stretch, while it also follows several side stories, including the student whose question ignited the firestorm, a young woman recently free of cancer, a pastor who refuses to submit his sermons for government inspection, and a young man who discovers his calling to minister. This is an imperfect, but generally very satisfying, 1080p transfer from Universal. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , » God's Not Dead 2 Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , September 11, 2018 The Courtroom Drama genre has produced some of the finest films ever made -- , -- and it has proven a reliable cinema and television, for that matter workhorse for compelling narratives and top-tier performances. God's Not Dead 2 also spends some time establishing story beats that are more germane to the sequel rather than this film, notably as they relate to Pastor Dave's refusal to give in to government scrutiny.
It's not as good as the original, which was a more personal, smaller-scale film. The digitally photographed God's Not Dead 2 presents very strongly on Blu-ray. Details are well-rounded and sharp throughout the film, whether considering basic facial and clothing details or complex, busy classrooms, Reverend Dave's cluttered office, or the fine wood grains seen dominantly throughout the courtroom. God's Not Dead 2 2016 God's Not Dead 2 Blu-ray delivers great video and decent audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all. .