Mar 4, 2014 / 12:19 pm
“Son of God,” a new movie depicting the life of Christ according to Gospels, saw tremendous success and positive reviews when it opened in theaters at the end of February.
The movie, which opened Feb. 28, grossed $26.5 million at the box office on opening weekend, far surpassing BoxOffice.com’s prediction of $17.5 million.
Yahoo fans gave the film 4.5 stars, and on March 4, it became the No. 1 fan-rated film on Fandago.
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has joined several other Catholic commentators in praising the movie, saying that it “really brings to the center of our attention” that Mary and Joseph “like all of us, struggle to really embrace the promises that God gives us.”
“The film captured that human struggle that obviously both of them had, a human struggle that we all have, of taking to heart that when God makes a promise, he’s going to keep it.”
The bishop said he was struck by several “powerful” scenes, but especially the movie’s depiction of the birth of Jesus.
“When the Magi bow down before the infant Jesus, the look of both surprise and relief in the eyes of both Mary and Joseph really confirmed the promise that they were both given, a promise that they both struggled with, that this really was a special gift, that this was the son of God,” he said in a video released by Motive Entertainment, a marketer for the movie.
“Son of God” was released by the makers of the popular History Channel television miniseries “The Bible.” The movie, based on the Gospels, covers the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.
Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado plays the role of Jesus.
Eduardo Verastegui, an executive producer of the movie, said the story of Jesus Christ is “the perfect story, the most beautiful love story of all times.” He said he believes the movie is “a spiritual experience.” …
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