Titanic, Pompeii, Son of God. There are no real spoilers for these movies as you walk into the theater and know the ending. The boat sinks, the volcano erupts. Jesus dies. Still, this version of a Jesus movie was pretty worth the price of the ticket, in more ways than one.
I was able to see it last night, with a group from my church. We bought an entire theater out and saw it in advance…with plans for April discussion topics.
The scenery is breathtaking. The capturing on film of the challenges of the people at that time, incredible. The message: 2,000 years old and continuing. A lot of details were worked in like The Lord’s Prayer, the Peter/Jesus relationship and you got a better insight into Judas…
Yes, you see a man beaten, tortured and killed. (Again, no spoiler alert needed). It is NOT done in a “Quentin Tarantino” style of gore, but as it probably really was when it happened. It’s easier to understand than Passion of the Christ because they all speak English…I tend to get frustrated reading subtitles when I want to see what is going on in a movie.
If you have never seen a version of the story of Jesus, starting from the 3 Kings to the resurrection, this is a GREAT movie to see — and then talk about with Lent/Easter/Passover right around the corner.