I enjoyed and appreciated The End of the Spear. Could it have been better? Of course. Could they have portrayed the missionaries' faith bolder? Sure. Do I wish they had chosen a different lead actor? Certainly.
The story is so powerful, that no matter how you portray it or dress it up, the gospel is going to come through. I see this movie as a pointer. It is not meant to stand alone. It is meant to get people thinking about ultimate realities. However, I wonder what someone who has never heard the story thinks about the movie. I enjoyed comparing the movie to what I have read and learned. It is probably confusing to some.
My favorite part:
Powerful scene on Palm Beach where Jim Elliot takes off his pants to try to identify with the visitors. When you read "Shadow of the Almighty" you can see this kind of faith in Jim through every day of his life. He was willing to do anything and everything to bring the gospel to those who had no chance to hear it.