20th Century Fox Releases “Son of God” February 28


Son of God Jesus movie clip

Jesus (Diogo Morgado) greets his followers
(Casey Crafford / © 2013 LightWorkers Media & Hearst Productions)

Are you going to see the Son of God  movie (releases February 28, 2014 by 20th Century Fox)? I haven’t seen the movie yet, so I’m posting excerpts from a review by RustyWright.com:

… Prolific television producer Mark Burnett (SurvivorThe VoiceShark Tank) and his wife, actress/producer Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel), explain: “We responded to an overwhelming demand for the greatest story ever told to be seen as a shared experience on the big screen.  The result is a beautiful stand-alone movie…the story of Jesus for a whole new generation.”  

… This film has adventure, drama and passion.  Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer created the orchestral score.  The Middle Eastern locale is authentic; Jesus has dirt under his fingernails.  Downey, as Jesus’ mother Mary, compellingly displays love and angst that likely will touch your heart.

Jesus is tough but tender, turning over moneychangers’ tables, forgiving an adulterous woman, welcoming children with a warm smile… His suffering is realistically portrayed…

This film’s title appears no accident.  Numerous script lines incorporate biblical claims about Jesus’ deity, among them:  Peter’s affirmation, “You are the…Son of…God.”  Jesus’ response to the high priest’s query whether he is the Son of God: “I am.”  Accusing him of blasphemy, leaders said he deserved to die…

Evidence for his resurrection – also depicted in Son of God – supports this claim.

Producers sought to be faithful to the spirit of the Bible. They take typical movie-making liberties – combining events and condensing timelines – to represent the gist of Jesus’ life.  Compressed narrative and dialogue skip some details and occasionally blur nuances.  But the result is powerful cinematic storytelling…

Rated PG-13 (USA) “for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence.”

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