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Risen 2016 -Movie Review

Release Date: February 19, 2016 Directed by Kevin Reynolds Written by: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay & story) Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis Production Co: LD Entertainment, Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Biblical violence and disturbing images Review By: Kate Oliver Other critics will tell you it's a B movie. From a girl who was not exactly raised with a religion, then adapts Catholicism, but is not a practicing Catholic, it had a different affect on me. I like watching films that has to do with the death and Resurrection of…

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Clavius: I have seen two things which cannot reconcile: A man dead without question, and that same man alive again. I pursue Him, the Nazarene, to ferret the truth.

Summary : Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. 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.

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Release Date: February 19, 2016
Directed by Kevin Reynolds
Written by: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay & story)
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis
Production Co: LD Entertainment, Affirm Films, Columbia Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Biblical violence and disturbing images

Review By: Kate Oliver

Other critics will tell you it’s a B movie. From a girl who was not exactly raised with a religion, then adapts Catholicism, but is not a practicing Catholic, it had a different affect on me.

I like watching films that has to do with the death and Resurrection of Christ. I find it interesting. You really only hear on side, right? This one tells you from the point of a non-believer. The other side. A Roman.

Clavius is the right hand man of Pontius Pilate. The Tribune. A high officer. A non-believer. Kind of like an attorney who normally only sees the letter of the law. He prays to his own God for guidance. Clavius is a soldier who fought many battles and has scars of course. However, you see a change in him. Actually, you see it twice.  When these changes happen, the story moves in a different direction.

After watching this, it has renewed my faith. I’m not a practicing Catholic and maybe I need tomore. I felt cleansed and felt a purpose. I’m not one of those people who needs to constantly feed religion down your throat(I don’t even like that)! I felt better about the story. I felt better for the reason he was sacrificed.

I think that the film should have been released  during Easter Weekend, but it is Lent.

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