Angel Studios: The Shift - A Bountiful Love

Angel Studios: The Shift

 Initially, I did not know how to feel about the movie The Shift by Angel Studios. It is like a modern-day story of  Job. However, I am an overthinker. I kept on recalling the bible verses and the book of Job itself. In a sense, comparable to the Book of Job where Job was faced with insurmountable tests, suffering, and painful experiences. He was tested, and his faith was tested. Satan attempts to assail God's beloved  (Job) and to prove God as a fool.  

"Robbed of every sign of God's favor, Job refuses to repudiate his Maker. He faces toward God with anguish, puzzlement, anger, and bitter complaints, but never turns his back on him to march off -- godless -- into the dark night. His whole being yearns, not for God's gifts as such, but for a sign of God's favor".

  Similarly, The Shift has the "Benefactor" (Satan) and Kevin Garner (Job). The benefactor offered Kevin all the worldly things a man can hope for. Twisting all the truth, offering conveniences, and yet Kevin refuses to. Creativity is evident in this movie, however...I wish that God was referenced boldly. I felt that the movie played itself "safely". It also reminded me of Marvel movies with its multiverse theme. It is impressive though that the Sci-fi theme had been stitched into a Christian movie but there is an opportunity here that was missed. What I only gathered was to not give up hope regardless of what circumstances life brings us. We missed seeing the beauty that grief may offer as mentioned in the movie. It was focused on the multiverse that Kevin was stuck in. I really did not get the full picture of what the movie is trying to achieve other than entertainment. 


In The Shift, a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, one man is faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices. When Kevin Garner meets a nefarious adversary known as The Benefactor and refuses his offer of wealth and power, he must escape an alternate totalitarian reality. With survival on the line, Kevin fights to make it back to the world he knows and the woman he loves.


Neal McDonough from Band of Brothers is The Benefactor
Kristoffer Polaha as Kevin Garner
Sean Astin  from The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings as Gabriel
Elizabeth Tabish from The Chosen as Molly Garner
See the full cast here: The Shift Movie

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If you would like to watch it but finances keep you from it, Angel Studios has a pay-it-forward program where people donate so other people can see the featured film. Furthermore, you can also help pay for someone's tickets! See here for more details: Angel Studios Pay-it-Forward


Win  2 tickets to see the film in theaters starting December 1. This is limited to US winners only. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram and leave me a comment or send me a pm! The giveaway ends Dec 4, 2023 

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