Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Yahshua in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.Written by
Tom Felton has worked with Joseph Fiennes' brother, Ralph Fiennes, in the Harry Potter films. See more »
Under duress from the Sanhedrin, Pilate finally orders Clavius to have just two of his soldiers guard Jesus' tomb. Whether one of Pilate's auxiliary units, the Sanhedrin's temple guard, or some combination was assigned to guard the tomb, known historical Roman and Judean practices dictated that the entire detail had at least 15 troops, allowing them to set up several shifts so they could take turns guarding the tomb four or five at a time while their comrades slept. See more »
Roman, huh? That's a Tribune's ring?
Have you come far?
[narrating as he remembers a battle in Judea]
Thirty years the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar has ruled the wasteland of Judea and its people. As Tribune to Prefect Ponpiu Pilate, my task is to keep order in a city that is steeped in unrest. The Jews pray to their single God, Yahweh, for the arrival of the mystical Messiah. As their religious leader, the Sanhedrin try to keep an uneasy peace. But each day creates more ...
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With the most recent Biblical movies that Hollywood has come out with, Noah and Exodus, the main complaint, at least from the Christian viewer-base, was that they didn't stick to the accuracy of the Bible; in this film they do - so it has that going for it, if you're a Christian.
At the top of the IMDb page it lists this movie as Action, Adventure, and Drama; but in reality it's pretty much just drama. There is a 3 minute action sequence at the beginning and that is about it. It's not bad that it's Drama, but it is a slower paced movie - I only point this out because that is one of things I like to know when going into a movie.
The movie itself wasn't terribly exciting, but for the Christian audience, who like to see portions of the Bible "brought to life", I think it will find a decent viewer ship. That being said, if it's Friday night and you're looking for a fun movie, then this probably isn't it.
Thankfully, this isn't another "God's Not Dead" where they smack you in the face over and over again with how awesome Christians are and how terrible atheists are - it basically just sticks to a fictional storyline of what might have happened to a Roman centurion who is in charge of finding the missing body.
The bottom line is this movie is the very definition of "good" to me, not bad, but not great...just good.
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