This is the quintessential Christmas movie. In recent years, it and other movies that deal with a religious theme have had a hard time being seen on television. In a nation that says it is open to all views has been systematically shutting down the voice of religion. As a result, this nation is turning into Pottersville.
The movie shows the life of George Bailey (James Stewart) and how time after time he must choose between what he wants and what is good for his fellow town’s people. The fact that heaven steps into the situation shows that George is a Christian and is showing you the viewer how all should think and behave. Placing the self last and all others first a core element in the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a result, he becomes the most loved person in the little town of Bedford Falls.
Base story: 5 out of 5 swords
Acting: 5 out of 5 swords
Special effects: 4 out of 5 swords
Overall: 4.66 swords out of 5 swords