SON OF GOD MOVIE: inspiring masterpiece or potboiler?

May 31st, 2014 by Arnold Jago in Entertainment, Faith, History, Jesus, Mary, Women

A movie coming to our local cinema in early June is “Son of God” — based on the life of Jesus Christ.

It’s co-produced by Roma Downey, who also acts the part of his mother Mary.

Many viewers may find that it portrays Jesus as a bit too handsome, too “nice”, too inclined to talk in platitudes . . . .

Later in the film, at the Last Supper, the Trial, the Crucifixion, things become more realistic.

Interesting how, when Judas Iscariot, leaving the supper to go and betray his Lord, having just received the consecrated Bread from Christ’s hand, turns suddenly and vomits it out. Something to think about!

One blooper is a female “disciple” seen at the Garden of Gethsemane, the Last Supper –anywhere the apostles go — there she is. Pleasing to feminists perhaps? This movie certainly isn’t committed to presenting the story as per the Bible.

Some people might benefit from seeing this show. But please read the Book as well. You can read St Mark’s gospel right through in under one hour.

If you miss “Son of God” at the cinema, it’s online at


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