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Intro to Judeo/Christian culture

20 November 2017

 

Risen Movie Review

 

 

The
movie Risen is about the first forty days following the resurrection of Jesus
Christ.  It is is seen through the eyes
of a Roman soldier who was not a believer of Jesus. He was chosen to explore
the areas surrounding him to find the body of Jesus that miraculously
disappeared. 

 

            The movie begins with Clavius who is our protagonist. Pontius
Pilate summons Clavius so that he can explain himself for having to crucify
Jesus of Nazareth. They then attend the crucifixion. Jesus is held on a cross
with a crown of thorns upon his head. There are two other thieves who are being
crucified on their own crosses at the same time as Jesus.  There are many people in attendance at the
crucifixion. After a while, Clavius orders a soldier to end the suffering of
those being crucified. The soldier pierces the side of Jesus as he does this,
the entire Earth shakes. Clavius looks up at Jesus after the chaos comes to an
end and there is a single bloody tear falling from his eye.  Jesus’ body is then brought and placed into a
tomb made of stone. There are two men who are instructed to guard the tomb but
decide to drink wine instead. Closely after, the sealed tomb was tampered with
and the boulder that was closing the tomb was moved.  Upon going into the tomb, Jesus’ body was
gone.  Upon hearing the news, Pontus
Pilate has Clavius begin an expedition to find Jesus’ body. Lucius is given the
task of being Clavius’ right hand man and being his partner for this
expedition.  The search for Jesus’ body
begins with Clavius seeking out and interviewing people who were both close to
and knew Jesus. They have no information on the location of his body and tell
him to find Mary Magdalene. This turns into a chase and ends with her not
having any answers for them. The search for his body continues when they seek
out the guards who were supposed to be guarding the tomb.  One of the guards admits to drinking while
guarding. He also tells Clavius that he saw a blinding light that emerged from
the tomb. Clavius believes that it is a hallucination due to the fact that they
were drinking.  Lucius and Clavius then
go to observe the bodies of those who recently passed away. They find a body
that is not recognizable and returned it to Pontus Pilate. They claimed it was
Jesus. As the movie goes on, Clavius finds himself at a house with Mary
Magdalene, the Disciples, and Jesus himself.  Jesus suddenly disappears like a ghost. The
Disciples leave to begin their journey to Galilee- Clavius joins them.  During the night, Clavius sees Jesus and sits
to speak with him. Clavius breaks off from the Disciples and returns to home.

He is asked if he actually believes in what he saw and in Jesus Christ. Clavius
confirms that he actually believes in Jesus and that something changed in him.

 

            I found Risen to be very interesting compared to most
movies that tell stories from the gospels. The movie followed a unique story
line because it told the resurrection story through the eye’s of an unbeliever
and the aftermath after Jesus went in the tomb. The reason I believe Risen
relates to class is because it tells the story of crucifixion story as well as
the resurrection story which we learned about in class. From the nailing of
Jesus to the cross to the hunt for the missing body from the tomb, it all
relates to what we learned in class. I believe the message conveyed through the
movie was that even the most unlikely of people could have a change of heart. I
believe this was the message told because Clavius who was a stern disbeliever
through out the movie has a change of heart when he finally meets Jesus towards
the end of the movie. I think the movie did a good job at conveying this
message because you see the change in heart and what changed his heart, which
not all movies do. While I don’t believe the movie taught me anything new it
did open your eyes to how corrupt the process surrounding the trial, execution,
and the manhunt was. One example of corruption was when they tried to pass a
dead body as Jesus even though it wasn’t him. I believe after watching this
movie you do feel emotions maybe not to the point of tears but when you watch
the scene where Clavius meets Jesus you definitely feel something. You can feel
just how shocked Clavius was when he glances upon Jesus sitting with the
Disciples. I think this is bound to trigger change in any audience member the
same way Clavius changed. I feel the story hit a lot harder in movie form
rather than reading the story because you have visuals and in this day in age
visuals are a need for most. This movie prompt me to be more open minded rather
than be so close minded when it comes to certain things.  The movie did a very well job overall from the
unique protagonist to the way you feel after watching this film, all of it
shows how well the execution was performed when making this movie.

 

            I give Risen a 8 out of 10, I came to this conclusion
because I liked the twist they put on the story and how they portrayed the
message throughout the movie.  The movie
was also interesting even if you didn’t have any interest in the religious
story you would still be entertained by the movie because of the amount of
action and the overall hunt for Jesus Christ. That is why I gave Risen a 8 I
would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good movie.

 

Final Word Count: 993

Tyler DeMoore-Gonzalez

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Intro to Judeo/Christian culture

20 November 2017

 

Risen Movie Review

 

 

The
movie Risen is about the first forty days following the resurrection of Jesus
Christ.  It is is seen through the eyes
of a Roman soldier who was not a believer of Jesus. He was chosen to explore
the areas surrounding him to find the body of Jesus that miraculously
disappeared. 

 

            The movie begins with Clavius who is our protagonist. Pontius
Pilate summons Clavius so that he can explain himself for having to crucify
Jesus of Nazareth. They then attend the crucifixion. Jesus is held on a cross
with a crown of thorns upon his head. There are two other thieves who are being
crucified on their own crosses at the same time as Jesus.  There are many people in attendance at the
crucifixion. After a while, Clavius orders a soldier to end the suffering of
those being crucified. The soldier pierces the side of Jesus as he does this,
the entire Earth shakes. Clavius looks up at Jesus after the chaos comes to an
end and there is a single bloody tear falling from his eye.  Jesus’ body is then brought and placed into a
tomb made of stone. There are two men who are instructed to guard the tomb but
decide to drink wine instead. Closely after, the sealed tomb was tampered with
and the boulder that was closing the tomb was moved.  Upon going into the tomb, Jesus’ body was
gone.  Upon hearing the news, Pontus
Pilate has Clavius begin an expedition to find Jesus’ body. Lucius is given the
task of being Clavius’ right hand man and being his partner for this
expedition.  The search for Jesus’ body
begins with Clavius seeking out and interviewing people who were both close to
and knew Jesus. They have no information on the location of his body and tell
him to find Mary Magdalene. This turns into a chase and ends with her not
having any answers for them. The search for his body continues when they seek
out the guards who were supposed to be guarding the tomb.  One of the guards admits to drinking while
guarding. He also tells Clavius that he saw a blinding light that emerged from
the tomb. Clavius believes that it is a hallucination due to the fact that they
were drinking.  Lucius and Clavius then
go to observe the bodies of those who recently passed away. They find a body
that is not recognizable and returned it to Pontus Pilate. They claimed it was
Jesus. As the movie goes on, Clavius finds himself at a house with Mary
Magdalene, the Disciples, and Jesus himself.  Jesus suddenly disappears like a ghost. The
Disciples leave to begin their journey to Galilee- Clavius joins them.  During the night, Clavius sees Jesus and sits
to speak with him. Clavius breaks off from the Disciples and returns to home.

He is asked if he actually believes in what he saw and in Jesus Christ. Clavius
confirms that he actually believes in Jesus and that something changed in him.

 

            I found Risen to be very interesting compared to most
movies that tell stories from the gospels. The movie followed a unique story
line because it told the resurrection story through the eye’s of an unbeliever
and the aftermath after Jesus went in the tomb. The reason I believe Risen
relates to class is because it tells the story of crucifixion story as well as
the resurrection story which we learned about in class. From the nailing of
Jesus to the cross to the hunt for the missing body from the tomb, it all
relates to what we learned in class. I believe the message conveyed through the
movie was that even the most unlikely of people could have a change of heart. I
believe this was the message told because Clavius who was a stern disbeliever
through out the movie has a change of heart when he finally meets Jesus towards
the end of the movie. I think the movie did a good job at conveying this
message because you see the change in heart and what changed his heart, which
not all movies do. While I don’t believe the movie taught me anything new it
did open your eyes to how corrupt the process surrounding the trial, execution,
and the manhunt was. One example of corruption was when they tried to pass a
dead body as Jesus even though it wasn’t him. I believe after watching this
movie you do feel emotions maybe not to the point of tears but when you watch
the scene where Clavius meets Jesus you definitely feel something. You can feel
just how shocked Clavius was when he glances upon Jesus sitting with the
Disciples. I think this is bound to trigger change in any audience member the
same way Clavius changed. I feel the story hit a lot harder in movie form
rather than reading the story because you have visuals and in this day in age
visuals are a need for most. This movie prompt me to be more open minded rather
than be so close minded when it comes to certain things.  The movie did a very well job overall from the
unique protagonist to the way you feel after watching this film, all of it
shows how well the execution was performed when making this movie.

 

            I give Risen a 8 out of 10, I came to this conclusion
because I liked the twist they put on the story and how they portrayed the
message throughout the movie.  The movie
was also interesting even if you didn’t have any interest in the religious
story you would still be entertained by the movie because of the amount of
action and the overall hunt for Jesus Christ. That is why I gave Risen a 8 I
would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good movie.

 

Final Word Count: 993

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