Picture prompts on Pinterest are all very well and good, and I love them, but there’s something about having a hard copy of about anything. That’s why, when I got a coupon for a free photo book from Shutterfly, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I collected my favorite prompts and organized them together into my very own writing prompt book.
I love the photo book and hope to make more in the future, focusing on settings, quotes, random pictures…the possibilities are nearly endless.
Secondly, I went and saw Risen at the theaters last week. The movie is about the events surrounding Jesus’s death and resurrection. The main character, Roman Tribune, it tasked with finding the body of Jesus which has vanished, and with quelling the unrest which could be caused by those who claim Jesus has risen.
Things I liked:
It was very well made; the setting, acting and costuming were excellent.
When touching on things recounted in the Bible, the movie was very accurate; there are a few minor details which aren’t quite exact, but it follows very well.
Things I didn’t care for:
The first part of the movie was excellent but, about 2/3s though, I felt the story dropped slightly. And the ending, while not bad, didn’t have the power which it could have had.
No one ever goes into why Jesus died. He’s just risen from the dead; considering the topic of the movie, they could have added much more of the salvation message just as a matter of history.
I didn’t care for the actor who played Jesus (though this is more of my own opinion than anything against him). His acting was good, but it seemed like the directors were trying to make him look like a normal man of that age (with a beard and all) but also softer or more pretty…and the two didn’t go well together.
Though not gruesome in detail, due to the thematic material I’d suggest paternal opinion before showing this movie to young children.
I loved the first part of the movie, and I loved the main character. I think the ending could have been much better, but it wasn’t bad and I’d give this movie 4 stars out of 5. I’d recommend it as a cool idea of what could have happened, but don’t expect to be drawing strong religious inspiration from this movie.