…especially if the book is in the Bible. Especially if it’s one of the Gospels. Especially if it’s not one of the first three Gospels. But we won’t name names.
I know a lot of people who love this movie and it moves their heart. Somehow I’m not picking up on that same feeling. I watched the movie for the second time ever tonight, expecting to like it better than I did the first time I saw it. If so many people are that excited about it, maybe I just missed something the first time around?
There are a couple of sweet spots in it, but overall, I find myself more bugged than heartwarmed. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the movie, and they stay super accurate to the text — which I definitely appreciate — I have never managed to get into it. Maybe I’m too critical. Maybe I don’t love the Word enough. Maybe I’m too much of a writer and am planning in my head how I would have done it (as if I know anything at all about making movies). Maybe it’s just that He is so infinitely awesome, that any movie which tries to capture that is bound to look a little lame in comparison.
Quite probably I just need to get a grip. And waking up later than 12:15pm probably won’t hurt either.
Although I will say that “Jesus wept” does not equal “Jesus’ eyes watered,” which is what happened in the film. Two tears. Oh well…