Thursday, March 6, 2014

Son of God - Movie Review

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From the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries The Bible, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, comes Son of God, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament, released by 20th Century Fox on February 28, 2014.

Son of God is a major motion picture that brings the life of Jesus christ to the big screen like never before. Visit and for more information.

Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. Award-winning actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.

The movie is action-packed with special effects, powerful acting, and beautiful cinematography. It marks the first major motion picture about Jesus' life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.
My husband and I viewed Son of God in theater last night. It is a true feat to get Jason to go to the movie theater but he was intrigued by previews of Son of God and agreed to go with me.

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.


mail4rosey said...

I'd like to see it. I'm torn though, the ending scenes in these always leave me balling like a baby.

Julie Maloney said...

I've never seen either of those movies but went to Catholic school so know quite a bit of it.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm trying to talk my women's group into going to see this.