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Son of God Movie Review by Nic Haros

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Son of God Movie Review 

by Nic Haros, Director of Facebook Apostles.
February 28, 2014

Yes.  Now I can say that I’ve actually seen the Son of God movie and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to Catholics, Christians, and non-believers alike.  The scenes and dialogue from the movie (and the emotions it invoked) are still now playing on my mind.  I do have some thoughts on the movie, which I’d like to share. 

In summary, I was awestruck by the performance of Roma Downey (co-producer) as Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  Though missed by most, I think, this movie not only experienced the life of Jesus and His mission on earth, but also shed some light on the story as perceived by Mary.  I will develop that idea in a bit.

First, I’d like to respond to some of thoughts shared by you, Page Fans of Facebook Apostles.  All in all, those who have seen it have had a very good experience watching the film and most have liked it.  Some have “criticized” the movie (falsely, I think) on a number of points.

Most respondents have drawn comparison to other Jesus movies such as the Passion of the Christ and Jesus of Nazareth.  I think such comparisons (favorably and unfavorably) are unfair.  All three are very different movies though the subject matter is the same.  The Jesus of Nazareth movie was, in my opinion, a narrative of the events in the New Testament.  The Passion of the Christ was a cerebral film—it appealed just as much to our psyche as to our emotions.  Son of God, I think, was different.  Of the three movies, SOG presented the most hopeful ending and message.  The joy and peace of living and loving the Beatitudes is made known to following Christians to come and clearly offered a path of redemption by Christ.  The message of this movie was the universal call to all to Evangelize.  Not so with the other two films. Continue reading

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