Friday, April 4, 2014

The Bible Redux Hollywood style.

 The 1956 epic 'The Ten Commandments' will
always be my favorite film , but it
is also full of historical errors .
pictured : Heston as Moses  & Brenner as
Ramses II. 
2014 is the year HOLLYWOOD has gone back to + "God" so it seems , but growing up I have had my own belly full of biblical -sword and sandal type of films . In the 'modern era' film makers have now "re-imagined" what the biblical characters are like , Russell Crowe is ***Noah. Christian Bale is Moses. Brad Pitt is Pontius Pilate. With pages of action and a faithful fan-base, Hollywood is mining the good book for blockbuster stories.  The Ten Commandments ( 1956) which is still playing yearly on ABC during the Jewish Passover and the Christian Easter has been also a target of a remake scheme ,  According to however, the ET film-maker is hoping to give his version of the story of Jewish prophet Moses a far different spin to the 1956 version  And Spielberg needs to play God and make him in his own image. And I would never go see it but I'm sure a lot of people who need to go back to Egypt would. But who knows how far back you need to go to find the original cast. But yet all that really matters is that he is born again. In the late 1950s, The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur teamed up for $1.795 billion in adjusted domestic ticket sales. Now for the modern movie going person , the new bible films look as if they Christian based in an outer appearance . In side these new films are more inside like Avatar,The Dark Knight, and Transformers combined.  21st century Hollywood remakes of classic bible themed films are not for the squeamish , my gut feeling is that unless you know what your 'Bible- Scripture' says , you will be in for a sticker shock . On Feb. 28, Twentieth Century Fox came first out of the gate with Son of God, a Jesus biopic culled from the History Channel's hit 2013 miniseries The Bible. Which by the way for me writing this review it sucked , the directors and producers took as much liberty with the bible characters by spinning as much sex and gore,racial stereo typing as Mel Gibson's @  The Passion of the Christ with  alleged anti-Semitism.  Another Problem with a lot of the biblical epic's going back to the first silent film  ()King of Kings has always been that there has not much of an archaeological support for anything in the bible as 'factual' . It's only fact to the believers , some times pattering faith on Hollywood's bible epics could be down right faith destroying to Christians . Also of note that Many evangelicals and many other faith groups excoriated Martin Scorsese's 1988 film The Last Temptation of Christ for a controversial dream sequence in which Christ abandons the cross, marries Mary Magdalene and begets children with her. But when evangelicals released their own independent faith-based movies, they usually focused on contemporary life, as in the popular Left Behind movies, rather than biblical re-enactments. So here is a list of other Biblical so called films that are about to be on the big screen . The two Moses movies (The Exodus starring Christian Bale and Gods and Kings to be directed by Ang Lee), Mary Mother of Christ, a Cain and Able film starring Will Smith. If you like CLASSIC BIBLICAL films for review I suggest ye to this web site :

*** When telling your children about Noah, don't forget to leave out the part in the bible where he sells his grandson into slavery just to get back at his son in law who caught him drunk naked.Noah has stirred up the ire of some conservative Christians, who suspect Handel and Aronofsky of using a story about environmental catastrophe to push a liberal message about climate change and conservation. () The 1927 biblical epic King of Kings tells the story of the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. The film was a bit racy showing Mary Magdalene in a  seductive dance , it's only in the film that Jesus casts demons out of her . @ 10 years ago, when Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ. Filmed in Latin, Aramaic and Hebrew, it remains the biggest independent film ever, according to Hollywood Reporter, with box office earnings of more than $600 million worldwide. + If you want to see a movie this upcoming weekend, go see God’s Not Dead at your local theater, and avoid seeing Noah. The longer God’s Not Dead is featured on movie marquees around the country, the more people will be intrigued to see it, and conversely. STRANGELY enough could be the best film of the year. 

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