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Movie Review: Risen (2016) “CSI: Anno Domini”

Tom Felton, Joseph Fiennes, Risen
Most Christian films are awful.  It’s not debatable; they’re awful.  When Hollywood tries to make films of the Bible, they usually focus on decadent epics that lose the plot.  When Christians try to make films, the production values are low, the acting is poor, the writing is ham-handedly preachy, etc.  Both approaches miss the point.  Whether you think it’s the literal word of God or merely the most influential book of all-time, filled with stories and fables, the Bible has a million amazing films in it that never get made.  How refreshing it is then, to find a film like Risen.  Who would have guessed a focused, original Biblical film would come from the director of Waterworld? Continue reading Movie Review: Risen (2016) “CSI: Anno Domini”