Television amazes me with everything that comes out and just leaves me gasping as too why movies can’t be this good. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that some of the most creative writing, mind-blowing direction, performances and refreshing & completely honest to the story cinematography that we can see comes from television. Without any further blabbing these are some of my favorite Crime/Drama modern TV shows that I have been obsessed with the loads that I have seen and some which does not make it cos haven’t done watching with them. This is my list and these are my favorites and I don’t mean to be insulting towards what you like so don’t go all gangsta troll on me by shoving down your opinion not being in the list. However, I would love to know your favorites. Will try and keep the spoilers to the minimum. So with much further ado here we go:
Didactic, melodramatic yet earnest – “Son of God” is primarily targeted at the devout Christians and those who enjoy religious tales. But, as a standalone film, it didn’t quite stir me up.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
Standing in 21st century, where faith in everything is eroding at a meteoric pace, the courage to make a puritan religious movie is a bold and somewhat audacious idea. Hence, the fact that director Christopher Spencer decided to helm this movie is laudable. Thinking about it the other way, it’s also a smart move given the fact that the exponential rise in crimes across the world may also necessitate the demand for films reinstating man’s faith in goodness.
Yet, the fact that Spencer is primarily a documentary film-maker becomes way too evident throughout the movie. The narrative keeps dragging endlessly at places with the focus on telling the audience what happened in Jesus’ life rather than making a film out of it.Continue reading “Son of God (2014) Movie Review: Soulful yet Tedious”