Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Son of God

Diogo Morgado ... Jesus
Sebastian Knapp ... John
Greg Hicks ... Pilate
Darwin Shaw ... Peter
Joe Wredden ... Judas
Roma Downey ... Mary, Mother of Jesus

Until I had read other reviews, I had no idea that this was a repackaging of The Bible miniseries, so I did not go into it with tainted eyes and a feeling of it being a misrepresentation.

What I did come away with was a beautiful movie that highlighted the familiar parts of the New Testament. You would have had to already know the who’s and why’s but for the most part, the story played out. Beginning with a quick replay of the Old Testament to get the viewer up to speed, then delving into all the stuff that I remember from Sunday school ending with a brutal depiction of the crucifixion and closing with the resurrection.

Are there things that I would have preferred that they correct before the movie hit the big screen? Of course, but that would have involved Roma Downey never having had plastic surgery and the voice coach hired to help Diogo Morgado paying better attention, and Mary, Mary, and the other Mary being better defined for the viewer.

Overall, would I recommend it? Yes. Do I now think that I just might have to rent The Bible to see all the other parts that I missed? Yes

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