The movie “Son of God” is presently playing in theaters. This looks to be a good, wholesome movie. Catholic News Service (CNS) has posted a review of “Son of God”. Due to prevalent gory violence in the film CNS recommends that only adults view the movie. It is rated PG-13. This is the first movie to cover the entire life of Jesus since the 1977 miniseries “Jesus of Nazareth.”
Here is part of the review by CNS:
The screenwriters, led by Nic Young, find an efficient entree into their narrative by entrusting it to an aged St. John the Evangelist (Sebastian Knapp) during his exile on the island of Patmos. This is theologically helpful because the opening lines of the Beloved Disciple’s Gospel, as recited here, describe the Incarnation, a mystery without which all that follows could easily be misconstrued.
Thus Judas (Joe Wredden), Caiaphas the high priest (Adrian Schiller) and Pontius Pilate (Greg Hicks) are all assigned believable motives, while Morgado succeeds in blending messianic vision with very human pain in a thoroughly compelling way — one that accords, moreover, with the scriptural account.
Catholic viewers will also appreciate the unqualified acknowledgement of St. Peter (Darwin Shaw) as the leader of the Apostles as well as scenes highlighting Mary’s (Roma Downey) closeness to her son. And, though the portrayal of the Last Supper seems somewhat noncommittal as to the meaning of the Eucharist, a rough-and-ready celebration of the sacrament is shown to be the chosen moment for the Lord’s first post-Resurrection appearance to the Twelve.
“Son of God” expounds on last year’s miniseries “The Bible.” Are you Looking forward to seeing the movie? Yes. I’m not sure whether I’m going to see the “Son of God” in the theater or wait til it comes to Red Box.