REEL DEAL: Risen REVIEW

Lent is already here for the year, and beyond the anticipation for fantasy and heroic films, it is also the year for a whole new movie with a biblical adaptation. Columbia Pictures comes up with the movie RISEN starring Joseph Finnes and Tom Felton.

Risen takes its gospel inspiration starting from calvary and the death of Jesus. Tribune (Finnes) is a Roman official who was assigned and oversee execution and burial orders from Pontius Pilate. However the simple task became complicated with the "disappearance"  of body of Yeshua. Now it becomes a political crisis for the Romans and religious dilemma to the Pharisees.

Though the story of Tribune is not canon, the film takes inspiration from all the four gospels, historical accuracy, and woven into a new perspective of the story of Christ as it focus on his promised resurrection and ascension. Though there are several creative inputs for the film, they made sure it is still within the scriptural interpretation.



Risen stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, and  Cliff Curtis. Showing on March 2, 2016 exclusively shown on SM Cinemas.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Ready For Lent

Technical Effects: 3.5 out of 5 stars (CGI effects are less than normal par but production design is exceptional)

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (Weaving scriptural and fictional is tricky but it made its own charm)

Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars (simple yet moving)

Pros:  Plot, production design

Cons: sci-fi elements, cliche moments

Music and Soundtracks:  3 out for 5 stars (They made use of a very common middle eastern theme which will reminds you of another) 

Overall: Rating 4.0 out of 5 stars (A great Lenten movie, a new plot of observe, and something we can watch to reflect on)




  

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