Monday, June 2, 2014

Son of God - DVD Review

I received DVD for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

Synopsis:

Become a part of the phenomenon that captured the nation! Off the heels of the three-time Emmy-nominated History Channel miniseries "The Bible", visionary Executive Producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Shark Tank) are back to tell the msot important chapter of the greatest story ever told - Son of God - on Blu-ray and DVED June 3 and Digital HD May 6 from LightWorkers Media and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Son of God brings the story of Jesus' life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, this film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score. Son of God shows the life of Jesus from his humble birth through his teaching, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

Perfect for Father's Day gift giving, Son of God will be available with a one-of-a-kind 24-page photo book and more than one hour of captivating bonus content, including a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at life on set, as well as cast, producer and director interviews. Additionally the release will feature Son of God: Reborn, which includes a docu-story in English and Spanish titled "Christians Today" that delves into the legacy of Christianity and the role of Jesus in the new generation.

My Review:

If Passion of the Christ movie and The Bible mini-series were to have a baby, it'd be Son of God. If you've seen either of those two, chances are you won't learn anything new by watching Son of God. The movie tells the story of Jesus Christ from birth to resurrection. Believers of Christ will be reminded of stories they've read in the Bible, with some including how Jesus walked on water, how He feed thousands of people with a small portion of bread and fish, and how He came to be known as the Messiah. The storytelling is beautifully written and the visual effects are stunning.

Some scenes in the movie are harsh and in-your-face. Jesus' crucifixion is shown in ghastly detail. If that doesn't remind you what Jesus went through to save people of their sins, nothing will! The resurrection scene is beautiful and emphasizes that Jesus rose from the grave and lives within us.

As I said before, there's not a lot of surprise or difference in other movies that depict the life of Jesus Christ. Then again, it's the greatest, truest story ever told. If it were changed from what the Bible depicts, then it wouldn't be about Jesus Christ.

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