New movie ‘Son of God’ captures a portrayal of Jesus I’ve never seen before

By Sam Lam

Last night I had a chance to watch a free screening of the new movie “Son of God” and this is my review/reaction to the film.

It’s not easy creating a Jesus movie and having it be real good. Especially since the story of Jesus has so many layers to it, you can’t cover all of them in a film. And since the last major motion Jesus film came out 10 years ago (“The Passion of the Christ”) it was a big deal to see how this one would do.

With that said, I have been a major critic of how Jesus has been portrayed in film in the past. In fact, I am fascinated about how the world views Him. So entering into this film, I was afraid that the Jesus we were going to get would be a boring one like the many ones we’ve seen in movies past. Instead, this Jesus had an edge to him, a swag that I wasn’t ready to see. And because of this, this was the side of Jesus in film that I had never seen before.

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“LINSANITY! The Movie” Premieres Today

On February 4th of 2012, the most compelling basketball storyline of the decade exploded onto the scene as Jeremy Lin took the court against the New Jersey Nets. His 25 points against All-Star point guard Deron Williams propelled Lin (and his exponentially growing fans) on a journey that would take him to epic heights and drop him back down to earth with a thud.

JLin and Tim Tebow at the ESPYS (with Jessica Biel)

JLin and Tim Tebow at the ESPYS (with Jessica Biel)

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