Legacy Peak {Movie Review & Pure Flix Giveaway}

LEGACY PEAK is an exciting and heartwarming movie that the whole family can enjoy, streaming exclusively on Pure Flix starting September 22nd. Watch it today!

Synopsis

A pilot named Jason, played by Lucas Black, wants nothing more than to have Noelle’s kids like him before he asks her to marry him. He plans to fly them to her parent’s cabin a few days before Christmas, in an effort to win their hearts before this new family can start a life together. But when his perfectly planned trip to the remote mountain cabin suddenly falls apart, the ensuing adventure turns into a struggle to survive, bringing them closer than they ever imagined. Together they’ll discover how to trust each other and what it means to be a family.

Cast & Crew

  • Jason – Lucas Black (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Friday Night Lights, Furious 7, NCIS)
  • Sam – Kyleigh M. Bakker
  • Ben – Roman Engle
  • Mom/girlfriend/fiancée – Ina Barron
  • Grandpa – Todd Terry (Vindication, Breaking Bad)
  • LEGACY PEAK was written, directed, and produced by Aaron Burns (War Room, Overcomer, Beyond the Mask, Pendragon: Sword of His Father)

Keywords

  • Lists
  • Stepfather
  • New Beginnings
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Perseverance

Themes

  • The best-laid plans often go awry
  • Taking responsibility for others
  • Definition of a family; the role of a father figure
  • God is our Father, even if we have no earthly one (foster care, parent death)
  • Loving people for who they are and not what they’ve done
  • Facing your fears and learning to trust others

Comments

LEGACY PEAK is an original screenplay written by Aaron Burns, whose name I readily recognized as the homeschooled movie producer of BEYOND THE MASK (which he also wrote) and PENDRAGON: SWORD OF HIS FATHER (in which he plays Artos). So far I’ve enjoyed every film he’s had anything to do with – they’re always full of faith, drama, and action. This one is no exception!

It’s great that a well-known actor, Lucas Black, was willing to star in LEGACY PEAK and use his platform to empower men to be strong fathers. Incidentally, he and his wife homeschool their children, and it was at a homeschool convention in Houston, Texas, where Black met pastor Eric Ludy, who connected Black to Aaron Burns. Black’s character seems kind of shallow at first, but as the movie progresses it’s fascinating to learn his backstory and see his true character gradually be revealed.

Nevertheless, it was the two younger actors, Kyleigh Bakker (teenage Sam) and Roman Engel (little brother Ben), who stole the show for me. They both played their parts so well, they were a joy to watch and I look forward to seeing more movies with them in the future. The on-screen relationship between those two and Lucas Black’s character  developed quite realistically, too, so it was good acting all around.

I must admit, I could totally identify with Jason who is an obsessive list maker. He explains to the kids that he makes lists to break down overwhelming obstacles into smaller pieces in order to better understand them. But as he found out, sometimes you have to set aside the perfect plan and take the bull by the horns in order to actually get something done.

LEGACY PEAK provides interesting insights into how individuals who are strangers to each other can become one big happy family, and what it takes to be a stepdad. Jason is a man with no parenting experience who must work with his girlfriend’s skeptical kids to find their way home. I loved seeing the beautiful Colorado scenery and getting to trek through the wilderness with them – albeit some of their safety/survival skills were noticeably lacking and one thing after another goes wrong!

LEGACY PEAK is an exciting and touching movie for the whole family. It stresses the importance of fatherhood, strong family bonds, and having perseverance when plans go awry. This is a Christian movie in which the main character prays to God for help in times of trouble, quotes Scripture, and has a special knife with a Bible verse inscribed on it. There’s nothing objectionable in this film, but some scenes may be a bit scary for sensitive young children. (It’s rated PG for peril and brief violence involving wolves.)

Watch LEGACY PEAK on Pure Flix starting September 22nd!

Trailer

Giveaway

Pure Flix has been adding a lot of great new TV series and movies! Would you like to win a free 3-month subscription to Pure Flix so you can watch LEGACY PEAK and more? Just let us know in the comments! Be sure to include your full name and email so we can contact you if you win. Giveaway ends on 10/3/22. (Note: This is limited to US winners, and only to those who have NOT won a subscription in the last 6 months.)

Disclosure

Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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