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This was a movie that purported to be a modern-day retelling of the life
Christ. Such a lofty goal is understandably hard to reach, and this
close though it came, didn't quite reach that goal.
For starters, there's the name. Why Jesse? Why not instead Joshua, which
is the more precise transliteration of the Hebrew "Yeshua", which is the
Hebrew form of "Jesus"? Beyond that, there's also the fact that his
teachings aren't quite correctly quoted, and the miracles are a bit
understated. (The small "multitude" by the sea could have been at least
bigger.) And why didn't we see more of Jesse being resurrected than just
one appearance to Peter?
But the overriding theme of the movie is the power of love, even God's
for us, and that only through Christ can we have eternal life. Also, the
transfiguration and crucifixion scenes are decently done.
Not bad: but it could have been so much better.
1 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
An ok story but with some memorable parts
Dave (email@example.com) from Puerto Rico
26 May 1999
Although most of the story was a bit judgmental in some aspects. the
special effects were superb plus the crusifixion scene was intense and
very dramatic. although i didn't particularly liked the badge that one of
bad guys was wearing.
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