The Shack Reviewed By Luke Weston


The Premise
After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack where Missy may have been murdered. After contemplating it, he leaves his home to go to The Shack for the first time since Missy's abduction and an encounter that will change his life forever.

The Review
Luke Weston shares his thoughts on The Shack...


The Trailer

The Info
Releases: 25th May 2017
Rating: M – Contains content that may disturb
Duration: 133 minutes 
Genre:  Drama
Starring: Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw
Director: Stuart Hazeldine (Exam)

The Extras
Filming for this movie commenced on June 8, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2005, William Paul Young was working three jobs and living in a 900-square-foot apartment with his wife and four of his six children after losing his home to bankruptcy. He started writing a novel during his daily 40-minute train commute, hoping to express his feelings about God to his children, since he couldn't afford to buy holiday gifts. He expected his family and maybe a few friends to read it. The book sold over 20 million copies.

Forest Whitaker was originally attached to direct but dropped out.

Based on the 2007 novel by Canadian author William P. Young.

The character that discusses Wisdom with Mack is named Sophia. The word wisdom in Greek is Sophia.

The large, roadside duck-sign marking the entrance to the Oregon state park is the actual entrance sign for Cultus Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada with the state park name superimposed.



This would make the second time that Sam Worthington and Radha Mitchell would have worked together. They started in "Rogue" back in 2007.