Analysis Of The Movie ' The Son Of God ' Essay

830 Words Apr 18th, 2016 4 Pages
The “Son of God” is a well done, dramatic film, depicting the historical Jesus, as well as his divinity. The film portrays Jesus through many accounts that occurred in the synoptic gospels and the book of John. I was surprised to see how closely the film followed scripture and tried to show who Jesus was, even Jesus as the “troublemaker.” It is not considered to be, “his inner struggle but his outer conflict. Jesus violated the law and disturbed the peace” (Tatum, W. B., 1999, p. 19). The film captured many moments that I would have overlooked prior to taking this course. The film began with John as the narrator which was interesting. It spoke about the difficulties living under the Roman Empire and discussed how impoverished and oppressed the Jewish people were. It spoke about the treatment of women, children, and sinners. I found this to be important because it sets the tone for why they desired a savior. The “Son of Man” seemed fit the synoptic gospels more than the book of John, however there were certain portions of the film that were in John and not in the synoptic gospels. The film showed the “sermon on the mount” which is not in Matthew, Mark, or Luke. The last supper is not in John, but it is in the synoptic gospels and in the film. It even displays Judas accepting a bribe for the location of Jesus and Jesus whispering to him during the last supper “do it quickly” (Spencer, C. (Director), 2014). One segment that stood out to me while watching “Son of Man” was…

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