Sunday, January 23, 2011

Movie Review: Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure

My children and I recently had the pleasure of watching Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure.  Not knowing much about Francis Xavier, we all stood to learn something from this half hour long animated feature.

In this film we get to hear the story of Francis Xavier told by the characters St. Ignatius Loyola and the grandfather of some very interested children.  The story beings with St. Ignatius and Francis Xavier being roommates at school.  Upon first impressions, you may being to wonder why the story is about such a spoiled character, but soon enough the viewer will realize that Xavier ultimately has a change of heart and sets his sights on winning the world for Christ.

The majority of this film focuses on Xavier's adventures as a Jesuit missionary.  First he goes to India where he helps a village of pearl divers and converts them to Christianity.  Then he travels to Japan where he encounters more exciting adventures.  Xavier's faith and courage saved many whom he encountered.

My daughters liked this film but I think it will mostly appeal to boys.  There's action, adventure, pirates and samurais packed into this half hour feature.

For more information on Francis Xavier and the Samurai's Lost Treasure, visit CCC of America.  Be sure to check out their fan page on Facebook, too.

I was provided with a review copy of this DVD in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I've got a couple CCC videos and we love them. We don't have this one. thanks for the review. AND... Happy Feast of St. Francis De Sales!


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