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2014 year of Religious movies?

It’s been 10 years since the one of the scrutinized film in history has been release, The Passion of Christ. Since then there haven’t been much religious (christian) until now. These are five (5) film destine to push the religious border.

1. Son of God.

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     This is the first film portraying Jesus since The Passion of Christ and it has big shoes to fill. Although The Passion of Christ focus on the last 12 hours of Jesus’s life and Son of God focuses on Jesus’s life spam from his birth, his teachings, miracles, crucifixion and ultimately his resurrection. Son of God is a recut of the miniseries The Bible, which set records in view for The History Channel. Some scene from the series where removed such as The Temptation with the devil which cause bit of a controversy for the show, some said that devil resembles Barack Obama and the ninja angels. There are a lot of things wrong with this movie but that doesn’t mean it was bad interpretation of the bible and Jesus’s life. It was a great depiction of what happen in the bible. Christian should watch this to see the events that shaped their faith and Non-Christians should watch it as well to understand what Christianity is about.

2. Noah

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God is saddened at the wickedness of mankind and sends a great flood to destroy all life on Earth, but instructs Noah, a man “righteous in his generation,” to build a wooden ark and save a remnant of life from the Flood. Noah builds the ark and saves his family and representatives of all animals from the massive flood waters which cover the Earth. It opens 28 of March and I was really excited when I saw the trailer about four (4) months ago, but after watching the trailer a couple times something stuck out that really bothers me. Noah closing the ark, in the Bible The Lord closes the ark. That bothers me and also you see someone (I don’t what biblical character that was) coming with an army to take the ark while in the bible when Noah was telling everyone of the flood they mocked him.
I am a Christian if you hadn’t notice and I will not make my thought on the world and mostly my religious view conflict my judgement of the film, AS A FILM.
With that said the movie looks epic the CG and SFX looks neat and I know I’m still going to see it opening weekend.
(This is not a review!)

3. Exodus

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  With a release date set for December 12, 2014 Exodus gives an account of Moses’ hand in leading the Israelites slaves out of Egypt. Not much as been release about the plot of this movie. It stars Christian Bale as Moses and directed by Ridley Scott. Scott is know for movies such as Prometheus, The Gladiator, Alien just to name a few so I think this is going to be good, and I really looking forward to see it.

The next two aren’t biblically base but has a lot to do with religion, faith, and Christianity.

4. God’s Not Dead.

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Released on March 21, 2014 is about a ollege student Josh Wheaton’s faith is challenged by his philosophy professor, who believes God does not exist. This professor forced his class to write down, “God’s Dead” for 30% of their grade. There is so many things wrong with this film. The movie made all the “good guys” Christian and all the “bad guys” miserable atheist, which is why the world hates Christians. I love to hate this movie and hate to love it. We live in a world were if you proclaimed that your a Christian, you hate gays etc and your chastise by the world example Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, whose show was temporally cancelled because of his faith but if you say your an atheist nothing happens that’s a double standard. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

PS. God’s not Dead took in a surprising  $2.8 million in one day and looks to sneak into this weekend’s top five.

5. Heaven is  for Real

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To end my list the amazing Heaven is for real tells the story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. His son visits heaven after recovering from an emergency operation that where he temporally died. Did I mention it was based on a true story. I’m not going to get religious on this movie and just going to say it looks like a really inspirationally and uplifting movie and I’m marking my calendar for April 16 to go see it.

Thats the end of my list. All these movies are targeted for Christians and non Christians alike and I have a feeling its the start to something epic and controversial. What do you think, is Hollywood making the right decision by making some of the greatest stories ever told into movies?

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