The Bible is coming back to the big screen. Son of God looks to be one of the sleeper hits of the year and it’s one of the only true family friendly films at the box office. Telling the story of Jesus has been done many times but rarely is it done by a Christian in Hollywood. Diogo Morgado is back as Jesus except this time he isn’t on the TV screen, he’s on the silver screen instead.
The reviews for Son of God film are mixed as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Netflix below to watch it with a free trial.
After the ugliness of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and, frankly, its filmmaker, that’s very welcome — as is a film which, once again, chooses to emphasize a message of total honesty and loving forgiveness.
To the filmgoers thronging to theaters this weekend: Don’t expect to see a great film, or even a very good one. Whether you discover a meaningful channel with which to continue your walk with the film’s protagonist, however, is strictly between you and your god.
“Son of God” gets a PG-13 rating solely for its violent moments, which capture the betrayal, brutality and sacrifice of the story without seeming gratuitous. A few heathens laughed out loud at some of the stilted dialogue and awkward directing choices. More audience members were weeping.
The film is most interesting when it focuses on the political machinations of the Roman occupation, and what it meant for the Jews being occupied. The overall problem with “Son of God” (besides the fact that it was already seen, in full, in mini-series form) is that Jesus, smirking throughout, comes off as a cipher. It is the blonde gentle Jesus from the stained glass windows and Sunday School books.
This film might be best watched at home on Redbox. But if you are a Bible thumper chances are you will see it in theaters anyway.