Son Of God: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus’ life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.

When I saw The Bible miniseries I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not but ended up recommending it to a few other people I know just because of how impressed I was with it. The only thing that I was disappointed about was the length of the story of Jesus Christ. It just didn’t feel like it was all there so that’s where Son Of God comes in. The beginning of the film recaps bits and pieces of The Bible miniseries but deals mainly with the adult life of Jesus Christ. The film itself is basically a re-edit of the footage that was filmed for The Bible with a few extra bits added in here and there and reformatted for a theatrical release. I was a little bummed about that because having seen the miniseries as I was expecting something new but if you haven’t seen it at all this will get straight to the point and you really be impressed. The story that was told is so fantastic yet heartbreaking at the same time and the way it was portrayed on screen did it justice without having to go too much into all the pain and agony that The Passion Of The Christ showed (and that I just couldn’t bear to watch). As far as it being compared to other features as far as production value goes it may not measure up but considering this was a “TV movie” so to speak, it’s impressive what they created. If you love biblical films then this will be a great one to pick up to see Jesus’ story but again, if you’ve seen The Bible then you may want to rent this to check out the extra footage they’ve added.

Special Features:

Son of God Reborn – Cast and crew (including a few clergymen) talk in depth about the film and how proud they are of it.

Son of God: Un Reino Sin Fronteras – The same feature as above but with a Spanish voice track.

From the Set: The Passion – A quick feature on the set as they film the crucifixion scene compared to the actual scene from the movie.

Put Your Faith Into Practice: Introduce Children to a Relationship with Jesus Christ – Romy Downey and Mark Burnett intro a video and speak about Compassion International.

Son Of God is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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