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Today is a movie day!
Hermie and Friends is the DVD series based on Max Lucado's children's books. If you aren't familiar with this series, it's kind of across between It's a Bug's Life characters and VeggieTales-ish stories. While the animation isn't quite on par with either Pixar or VeggieTales, the characters still tell wonderful stories!
Hermie and Friends: I Will Trust God No Matter What focuses on learning to trust God even when we don't know the why behind it. The movie contains two different episodes that each work to reinforce that concept.
In the first episode, Hermie and the High Seas, God tells Hermie to build a boat, but doesn't tell him why. His friends make fun of him, but they quickly learn why a boat is needed when it starts raining.
In the second episode, Who is in Charge Anyway, Freddie the Flea sees all of the talents and strengths of the other bugs around him, but doesn't feel like he has any himself. He learns by the end of the episode that God specially designs each of us and equips us with what we need. Even though our uniqueness may not be obvious, we should trust that His design is perfect!
Since this is a review, I do have to point out the parts that aren't my favorite. Each episode starts with an awkward dialogue between Max Lucado in his garden and the animated Hermie sitting on a bench. Lucado writes great stories, but acting isn't his strength. I know they have it set up so that Lucado and Hermie introduce the concept and revisit it at the end, but it ends up coming off as cheesy and forced. Also, my three-year-olds lose interest in the movie if they have to sit through it. So my advice? Either watch those beginning and ending scenes on your own, or hit the fast forward button.
But other than that, it's a cute DVD that works well for boys and girls between the ages of 2-7.
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