‘Barabbas’ Mini Series ~ CFDb Movie Review &
“Where The Bible left off… his story of redemption began.”
Barabbas tells the story of the man whose life was spared by the decision to crucify Jesus Christ. The sweeping epic will pick up where the Bible left off, following Barabbas in a powerful story of faith and redemption. Based on the 1950 Nobel Prize-winning novel by Pär Lagerkvist.
I was pleasantly surprised by this mini series. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but I really liked it, especially the first half. There were quite a few things done that were unique.
So the interesting thing was they showed the two choices for Messiah. That was the spin. The first thing I noticed was Barabbas saying to the other thieves that if they followed him, he would make them rich vs. Jesus Who says, If you follow me, I’ll make you fishers of men. What a contrast between the two. It was definitely a good vs. evil but yet you still felt sorry for Barabbas just a little bit, for me because I wanted him to find Jesus and accept him.
They really picked a great Barabbas. He looked the part and had a great sense of humor.
I especially liked the part Pilate’s wife played in this film but my favorite scene in the entire series was the Lazarus scene. Tell me what you thought of it!
The other part I enjoyed was when Barabbas shows up and Peter sees him and he’s asked about it and Peter responds, “Jesus sent him”. I loved that even though I believe he knew why he was sent.
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