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SON OF GOD (2014) – My rating: 6/10

SonOfGodWhile I am a staunch Christian, I didn’t like this version of the life of Jesus.  It didn’t flow, it was choppy and all over the place.  It seemed to highlight many significant events from the “New Testament” instead of telling a complete story.  I’m not sure why they made “Son of God”.  Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” is hard to follow.  There is also another older TV mini series (“Jesus of Nazareth”) that was excellent.  “Son of God” is a spin-off of the History Channel’s mini-series, “The Bible.”   In” Son of God” I found several differences between scripture and the movie.  When Jesus raised Lazarus from the grave, he never went into the cave.  Jesus simply shouted “Lazarus, come out!”  (John 11:43).  This really doesn’t change anything but movies like this teaches people who may not know what happened.  I also didn’t understand why Jesus (played by Diogo Morgado) was always smiling, even when He was angry.  That doesn’t lend itself to the reality of His feelings about what was going on.  There were a couple of other inconsistencies but again, insignificant.  I feel the filmmakers lacked respect for true scripture.  My biggest problem was how choppy the movie was and one problem I’ve always had, the Bible says Jesus’ skin is bronze and His hair white, like lamb’s wool (Rev 1:12).  Also in that part of the country, people were not white.  I’m not saying Jesus was Black but he certainly was not white with blue or light gray eyes.  There was nothing different, only lacking in “Son of God” and other than spreading the Gospel, which in this case was not completely accurate, I can’t recommend that anyone should see this movie.

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (2004) – My Rating: 10/10

What Were We Thinking?
ThePassionOfTheChristWOW! What a movie, what a story. The Passion of the Christ made me ashamed to be human. It’s amazing to see how vicious man could be. It doesn’t matter if it was a Jewish man or a Roman man who was responsible for the death of Christ. It was a human(s) that killed Christ. The angry people had the passion and vindictiveness of those who burned so called witches at the stake. What were we thinking?

I am a devout Christian who believes the Bible. Jesus Christ was born to die for our sins so that we might live. This horrifying depiction of what happened was both accurate and passionately told, according to the New Testament. Mel Gibson has finally given us imagery to go along with the story, as told in the Bible. I felt as if I were there. I cried as I was saddened by the pain Jesus had to endure for us. Seeing the Passion of the Christ makes me feel like never complaining about pain again in life.

As to the comments about Jesus not being nailed to the cross via his hands, I say, watch the film carefully. Jesus was tied to the cross and then nailed.

Finally, I think God worked through Mel Gibson to show us what we take for granted. This movie is more than a movie, it’s history!