I have not been very diligent on posting movie review. **sorry readers** But here is another one, that is not anything like the movies I usually watch. If you are an American Sign Language fan or if you love learning about the Deaf community (like me!) then you will probably enjoy this movie! If you don't care for ASL, then you might want to skim over this post. =)
"Tony Kane is a deaf actor who plays a superhero on TV. Eight-year-old Jacob; also deaf; is torn between different ideas of what 'normal' is. When Tony and Jacob's paths cross; they inspire belief in each other and in themselves."
I can't remember any bad language, though we watched it several days ago, so I might have forgotten something. (I feel like there might have been one or two bad words...but I can't remember!) There was kissing between un-married characters multiple times. They also showed a girlfriend/boyfriend breaking up and one of them getting into another relationship. Those were two negative things that I didn't appreciate.
This movie is not Christian and there isn't a Christian message, which is a downfall.
No Ordinary Hero is a very cool video for those interested in the Deaf community or learning American Sign Language (ASL). It centers on two deaf people. One is a TV star who wants to make a difference. The second is a boy who wants to just "fit in" with the other hearing children in his school. There is a lot of ASL in the video and information on how a deaf person would feel in a hearing community (like schools). There are captions for the ASL, if you don't understand it all. =) The movie also has several Deaf celebrities, which was very fun for me to see, including: Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Ashley Fiolek, and Deanne Bray (she was only behind the scenes, not acting). This is not the typical type of movie that I watch, but I enjoyed it. Some parts with very silly. (not in a good way or bad really...it depends on what you like I guess) If you are not interested ASL, then you probably wouldn't like this movie.
The theme of the movie was accepting and being proud of who you are. There was no Christian elements in the movie (sadly), but I enjoyed it.
We were able to watch this movie free through Amazon Prime! A big plus! =)
Have you watched No Ordinary Hero or another piece about the Deaf community? Are you learning ASL or do you want to in the future? Comment below!