Son of God DVDWatch Trailer
- Cast: Diogo Morgado, Roma Downey, Mark Burnett
- Languages: English
- Dove Approved: Dove Family Approved
- Release Date: 6/1/10
- Run Time: 138 minutes See More
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Son Of God
His birth was quiet and humble. His death shook the world. His resurrection changed history. From makers of The Bible Miniseries, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes a story of the man who changed history, Son Of God. An epic, a powerful point in history, a gentle, tender story Son of God brings to life the story of Jesus Christ. With a rich orchestral score from award winner Hans Zimmer and starring Diogo Morgado, Darwin Shaw, Roma Downey, and Greg Hicks Son of God shares the story of Jesus from his humble birth through his triumphant resurrection.
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God’s Own Son
“In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” So the film Son of God begins, as John, the old and beloved disciple of Jesus, begins his story. He reminds his audience that the Word was there in the Garden at creation. He was there with Noah during the flood. He was there with Abraham, with Moses, with the Israelites during their long struggle for the Promised Land. In every step of their journey, the Word was there. He was there light. And then he came down to walk among us. Now, John wants to tell us the story of Jesus. Wants to recount the wonders, and miracles and the astounding resurrection that we too may believe in the light.
Son of God weaves together the story of Jesus, using highlights from each of the gospels that convey the true story and the true heart of God’s Son. From his birth in Bethlehem, to his Baptism, his teachings, his miracles, to his betrayal, crucifixion, painful death and glorious resurrection, Son of God brings to life the story of Jesus in an impactful way that reminds viewers of the heart, sacrifice, and victory of Jesus Christ.
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A Story For Those Who Have Heard and Those Who Haven’t
Many viewers are already familiar with the story of Jesus—his humble birth, his miracles, his teachings, his death and resurrection—the story is an old one. And if you have not actually read the gospels themselves, you have probably seen one of the dozens of films dedicated to portraying the life of Christ. So why tell this story again? Because it is not an old story—it is a new story. There are those who may not have heard, and all of us need to hear it again. Many people learn through film, and for many people this will be the first time they are exposed to the story of Jesus. This is why for the producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey it was so important that the story of Jesus was told again in Son of God, and not only told, but told accurately.
Truthful, Biblical Accuracy
It is so easy when portraying Jesus in film to fall into inaccuracy, to fall into untruths or irreverence. From the beginning of production, however, the two producers (both Christians) wanted the film Son of God to be something different. They wanted it to be accurate and reverent, yet filled with the true heart of God. They wanted Son Of God to reflect biblical truth. The duo had many different groups involved in the script writing process—including Focus on the Family—they wanted to make sure that nothing false slipped by. The result? A film that highlights the Son of God—Jesus—and not the story or actors or the producers themselves. This is not a movie, but a film to help viewers understand the power of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. A film that helps people see the mercy, the kindness, the love, and the sacrifice of Jesus—fully man and fully God. He comes down to earth, he preaches new life, he suffers, he dies, and he rises again (spoiler alert). The Son of God is the story of Jesus, pulled straight from the gospels, with little in the way to distract from the real star—Jesus (and no, not the actor).
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Films depicting the life of Jesus, can often be so graphic that families are wary of watching them together. And while Son of God is not as graphic as Passion of The Christ, for instance, the crucifixion was and is a violent affair. The producers, wanting to stay Biblically accurate, did not soften the horror and pain of the crucifixion. The painful, awful images of Jesus’ suffering and death do fill the screens of Son of God, but it is not a violence simply for the sake of violence. Just as Jesus did not endure suffering for nothing, the pain and violence of the crucifixion are not included in Son of God for no good reason. This violence is meant not to entertain viewers, but to make them understand, maybe even weep over, the pain and sacrifice Jesus endured for our sake. The pain and violence in Son of God is not just pain and violence. It is a powerful reminder that along with kindness, gentleness, love and mercy depicted elsewhere in the story, Jesus’ life also included terrible suffering. . . suffering he endured for us.
The sequel to the Bible Miniseries is powerful, moving, and accurate. As you watch Son of God you will be reminded of the heart and suffering of Jesus Christ, the Word come down. You may have heard the story, but the story does not get old, it is a new story, a living, saving story. . . it is the story of the Son of God.
Son of God has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America Rated for intense and bloody depiction of The Crucifixion, and for some sequences of violence. This film received the “Faith Based” award from Dove Foundation with a caution as some content may be objectionable. It also received a four out of five review from Focus on the Family’s “Plugged In”. As always, it is recommended that parents preview all content to determine what is suitable for their children. The film Son of God is generally considered appropriate for older audiences.
If you enjoyed the film Son of God you may also like the miniseries which inspired the film The Bible Miniseries as well as the sequel series which follows the early church after Christ’s return to heaven A.D. The Bible Continues.
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