‘Risen’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
“Risen” is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection and the weeks that followed, as seen through the eyes of an unbelieving Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a high-ranking Roman Military Tribune. Clavius and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) are instructed by Pontius Pilate to ensure Jesus’ radical followers don’t steal his body and claim resurrection.
When the body goes missing within days, Clavius sets out on a mission to locate the missing body in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
What a powerful film, from beginning to end, action packed. Here were some highlights:
- Great cinematography
- Intriguing all throughout.
- So unique with the perspective of a non believer.
- Tackling some things other films haven’t done before and it worked!
- The difference between God in it vs God not in it (fishing scene)
The one scene where Clavius is shocked is really powerful. It’s the moment when your entire belief system is shattered. I imagine it was a similar experience for Saul. We all come to an “AHA” moment in our lives, shocking us into reality.
Release date for the DVD is 5/29/2016.
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