Have you seen it yet? If not, let me prepare you…
It is Beautiful!
This is most certainly not the gospel. I don’t think it will do anything to convert a soul. However, all things are possible through Him. But this… This is remarkable.
The story is set in the time of Jesus, but this is not your average Jesus flick. Not as saccharine as some (Jesus of Nazareth), although there are touching moments. Neither is it as violent as others (Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ), although some points are quite disturbing.
As the promos describe, this movie is told through the eyes of a non-believer. Specifically, a Tribune of Rome. Which brings me to my only complaint of the production. I promise, no spoilers! (As if we didn’t know what was going to happen anyway.)
The complaint is that the Jews of Jesus’ inner circle would never have accepted a gentile into their inner group. If they had, and he did the things this movie claims, it most certainly would have been recorded. We know when the time came that they did accept gentiles, but it wasn’t as this movie stated.
There, that was my biggest complaint. If we can get past that little literary license used to tell the tale as fabulously as this was told, I gladly wipe it away from the slate and praise the Father that this movie was made.
Go. See this movie! Even if you don’t have the time/inclination, buy a ticket as a thank you to the studio and all of those involved in putting this production together. They deserve it.
Now, if you haven’t seen the trailer, allow me to share. Click the link here –> Risen