Son of God is hitting theaters this week’s Friday due in large part to the epic success of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “epic” Bible miniseries which played out on the History channel around this time last year. By “epic success” I mean it was watched by like a bazillion people (and aliens, depending on whether or not they have access to TV on Mars or whatever galactic planet they are hiding out on 😉 ). Now, I watched all of The Bible miniseries’ episodes, minus one, and I absolutely love Mark and Roma, but to me Diogo Morgado’s portrayal of Jesus the Christ just isn’t ace. Yes, I have some reasons. For one, Diogo’s acting isn’t exactly up to par. For two, Diogo is a model, but the actual Bible says that Jesus had “no form or comeliness” and if we saw Him in human form there would be no beauty that we should desire to even look at Him, much less want Him for ourselves (Isaiah 53:2). The day is coming when everyone will see Jesus in His stunning form (read Revelation 1 for a mind-blowing preview), however this wasn’t the case when He arrived on earth so many years ago to die for mankind. K, this is the end of my sermon 🙂 : I understand that no one can act perfectly as the God-man, but no more pretty pretty depictions of Jesus pretty please. Negative aside, I still support Son of God, so, you, go see it, and see it, and see it again, and again go see it!
Release date: February 28, 2014
This film brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. 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 portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.