I have limited experience watching "Stage Plays" that have been filmed, preferring to attend the play in person. However, I have watched literally thousands of movies in my 65 trips around the sun. The cinematography was outstanding, considering the challenges of working with live stage lighting. The stage sets were a bit outlandish at times, but that is to be expected when trying to compete with the Marvel Cinamatic Universe (though I noticed that NONE of the other reviewers made ANY adverse comments about the "existance" of the God of Thunder, or slammed Marvel for including Thor or Zues, GODs, when clearly everyone knows there are no Gods...) As for the actors, they were all adept at their craft, but being mostly previously unknown in film, one could sometimes sense they were "over-acting" in an effort to get noticed by Hollywood. As for the script... I really can't fault the screenwriters, because they were working with material that has been in print and unchanged for over 2000 years, and the origial writer was unavailable for comment, or rewrites. Did I enjoy this movie? Yes, yes I did. Probably more so because I went in hoping for a movie that entertained, not a religious Revelation. What I came away with..... Well, that would be telling wouldn't it.
Witness the most miraculous events in history as Jesus sets sail with fishermen, challenges the Pharisees, befriends the outcasts, and heals the hurting. The lives he touches will never be the same.
May 28, 2020