Capturing the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED, HILLSONG - LET HOPE RISE is a new motion-picture genre: the theatrical worship experience. The film explores Hillsong's humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide.
I have just finished watching this, and man I have not felt so warm and fuzzy inside as a Christian for a long time! Man they sell their message well, their songs just rock me to my Christian core, but I just kept feeling it was all kinda staged, not real just somewhat rehearsed, well you don't have to look to deep into them and the dirt comes to the surface. What I am trying say here is, they have talent, sing some powerful stuff, but hey as a Christian knows, it is the best story ever told (or sold), but we also know many will miss use it, and I think after finding some things out about them, they are a very believable package, but fake.
All up a good doco, makes you feel warm and fuzzy, even if you aren't a believer. Cult? yeah somewhat, but a wealthy one at that. Peace to all.
7/10 for me
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