Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2014

‘Son of God’ review: Life of Christ, miracles brought to big screen in a big way

The spin-off from the popular miniseries The Bible, Son of God, focuses entirely on the life of Jesus and the Christian community is rallying behind the film to get strong box office numbers to build momentum.

Jesus photo The Bible History ChannelFans of The Bible may be disappointed in the lack of new footage, but still impressed by the production value translated on the big screen.

Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have done an impressive job of bringing the life of Christ, especially the miracles, to the big theaters experience. Downey herself stated that “…we wanted to create a cast of characters that felt gritty, realistic and authentic, and didn’t look like they’d just stepped out of the dry cleaners” and that mission was accomplished.

Diogo Morgado is great as the Messiah and the criticism of his looks are silly when Hollywood asks fans of franchises to make countless concessions from source material (most recently is the casting of black actor for the role of the Human Torch in The Fantastic Four).

Credit should be given for Burnett and Downey for shaking Hollywood and driving a push for film which appeal to Christians, but their sequel to The Blble (AD: Beyond the Bible) is much more important.

Son of God, like The Bible, will live on for a decade as a great teaching tool and educational device for churches everywhere, but the focus on the amazing feats of Christ leaves little focus on the meat of his message.

Son of God will appeal to churchgoers and Christian, but offers little to a mainstream audience.

Son of God receives 3 ½ stars out of 5

Add a star if you fit in the aforementioned, especially if for the big screen experience of Jesus’ miracles.

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