If you haven’t heard yet, the 2 people behind the Bible Miniseries Tv series produced an epic Hollywood film on Jesus, The Son of God.
It’s being released this Friday, the 28th and I do have plans to go see it in the first week.
From the reviews I’ve read, it looks to be a great movie and one where it will open the doors for us to evangelize.
There is also a lot of buzz with churches and the word of mouth is spreading like wildfire and this could end up passing The Passion of the Christ in sales.
“Son of God” chronicles the life of Jesus, played by Diogo Morgado, from the Nativity through resurrection and revelation.
Here’s summaries from what I have read.
Mark Burnett said they selected certain highlights because it would be impossible to include everything that took place in the 4 Gospels. He wanted to showcase the character and nature of Jesus as the true Son of God.
“We’ve taken portions of the miniseries and many new scenes and we’ve reordered it, and I think it’s absolutely fantastic, some of our best work ever,” said executive producer Burnett
The movie opens with a declaration from the book of John, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God”.
Here’s from the Dove Foundation..
“The film reinforces that pronouncement with various events including Adam being created from the dirt, scenes of Noah and Moses leading up to the eventual telling of the story of Jesus. His birth in Bethlehem and His baptism by John the Baptist were clearly portrayed. Other moving scenes include Jesus teaching the Beatitudes, walking on the water, the feeding of the multitude, and raising Lazarus from the dead. The film treats Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on a donkey followed by the Last Supper and His betrayal with careful detail. Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and his capture through to the crucifixion are indelible reminders of His suffering and sacrifice for mankind. Of course no story of the Son of God would be complete without His resurrection.”
It appears the crucifixion scenes are brutal, probably similar to Mel Gibsons, Jesus movie, which if that’s the case, I’m bringing my kleenux. The scene just hit me so hard on the price Jesus paid for my salvation. Even as I type this, it tears me up.
From the trailer..
Son of God trailer 2014 – Official movie trailer in HD 1080p – starring Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado, Louise Delamere – directed by Christopher Spencer – The life story of Jesus is told from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.
“Son of God” movie hits theaters on February 28, 2014.
Now, “Son of God” the larger-than-life story of Jesus gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD. 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. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. This movie has been able to bring leaders together with support from across all denominations. The producers, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey focused from the very beginning on creating an experience that would be shared by all. Son of God movie trailer 2014 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution.
SON OF GOD 2014 Movie
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Christopher Spencer
Starring: Roma Downey, Diogo Morgado, Louise Delamere
Writer: Nic Young
Producer: Mark Burnett & Roma Downey