Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Movie Review: Risen

Guys, this movie was so good!  I have seen it twice already and I thought it would be nice to do a little review for you all.  If you haven't heard of it, Risen is a story of a Roman solider who is on a mission to find the missing body of Jesus.  Only, we all know Jesus wasn't missing, He has risen from the dead! 

I loved that this movie wasn't cheesy at all.  It had a great script, awesome music, and they were all filthy.  Yes, with dirt and dust on them, but that is what made it so believable and real.  Two of my favorite characters (besides Jesus) were Simon Peter and Bartholomew.  Peter (he was called Simon mostly) was perfect, the casting, the look.  He was Peter.  And Bartholomew, he was so funny and lighthearted. 

There were some great quotes in there too, but I don't want to spoil it so I will remain silent on the matter. :)  Let's talk about the main character.


Clavius, also called Tribune, is the main character.  He was there when Jesus was on the cross and he also helped move the stone in to place in front of the tomb.  When he hears that Jesus is gone, he digs up the dead to look for Jesus...

I really liked Clavius.   He was real and was the whole movie.  This movie gives you faith and makes you want to go out into the world and spread the good news that Jesus is not in the grave, HE IS ALIVE!!  This movie shows us how one man comes to the light of salvation. 

I totally recommend this movie guys.  It's still in theaters if you would like to see it.   This movie was very creative in a new approach to the Easter story of God's Son dying for our sins and rising again.

Content:  It is PG-13.  There is no bad language.  Some drinking of wine.  Some blood shed (battle, the crucifixion and a cut on the leg).



  1. Oh my goodness. I saw this movie a few weeks ago and I was blown away with how good it was. Not only was it really accurate, but it was very professional! I love Joseph Fiennes's acting and I thought the take was a clever twist. Everything about it struck me very real, from the crucifixion and Roman palace to the centurions' reactions and disciples' relationships. I thought it was very moving and inspirational!

    1. Yay! I loved it, too! Joseph Fiennes's acting was amazing! I agree with every thing you said. It was a great twist and everything was very real. Definitely moving and inspirational! :)

  2. It truly was a great movie! I think Clavius was my favorite. Like you mentioned, what really stood out to my dad (and now to me as I've thought back over it), he was so authentic.

    Great review!

    "I...brought...WATER!!!" ;D

    1. Yes, I really liked Clavius, too. :) Thank you so much, Olivia!! I loved that part!! Too funny!! ;D

  3. Okay, I TOTALLY need to see this movie. I've heard nothing but good things about it. My parents saw it and apparently thought it was good, but I have yet to watch it. I like the fact that it didn't feel the need to make the Bible "more exciting," as many modern movies based on Bible stories tend to do. At least, that's what I've heard.

    Nice review! :D

    1. Yes, you should definitely see it. It's really good. <3
      Thank you! :)