Risen (2016)

Witness the manhunt that changed the course of human history


Clavius, a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

> It's something beyond a manhunt...
I just want to review it as a film, so my take on this is pure based on the entertainment and technical aspect, not historical or the religious stuff.
The story was not bad, which is set in the Israel 33AD where a Roman man tells his story what he just went through. So the flashback begins, just like an unofficial sequel to 'The Passion of the Christ', the story continues after the crucifiction of Yeshua.
Sealed the tomb with the roman mark and guarded it by an armed force, the body of Yeshua goes missing. With the widespread speculation going around and the order from a higher authority, the Roman soldiers led by Clavius attempts to locate the body by following the hints. So the rest of the story is racing against the time where many unexpected and strange events follows.
It was a perfect setting for a tale like this. The characters were good, but in the end it certainly questions their actions based in what purpose. It was told from a Roman perspective and his transformation to what he ultimately believes.
The details were good while depicting the events. A simple narration with not so fancy stunts and others tricks, yet somewhere it loses its realistic approach to the supernatural thing.
Since they did not mention anything related to the real account, it is fairly debatable yet not worth debating seriously. Because different people have different opinion regarding religious, historical and entertainment angle. But absolutely this film is target every one of them.
This kind of films is worth watching, because each writer, filmmaker gives us a different take on the person who is behind the world's largest faith. So 'liked it' or 'didn't like' should come after the view. Though it was a quite enjoyable film.

Patrick Aiello Productions, LD Entertainment, Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures by Kevin Reynolds, Paul Aiello.
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis.

Genres: Action, Drama, History, Mystery

Keywords: christianity based on novel or book apostle bible crucifixion jerusalem, israel faith resurrection religion judaism


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