Just a few quick thoughts on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The actors who played Jesus in the 1925 and 1959 versions of Ben-Hur not only had to keep their faces hidden from the cameras, they weren’t even acknowledged in the movies’ credits. But the new version of Ben-Hur is putting Jesus front-and-centre — and the actor who plays him now has a 42-second featurette all to himself.
It seems hard to believe, but this coming Sunday marks the second anniversary of the North American release of a little film called Noah.
This coming Sunday is Easter on the western church calendar, and the people behind the current crop of “faith-based” movies are hoping that Christians will spend a little time at the movie theatre in addition to their time at church. Thus, we have seen a non-stop stream of new videos this week for Miracles from Heaven — all of which you can watch here — and now we have a new TV spot for Risen, the film about the death and resurrection of Jesus that is told from the point of view of a Roman officer.
Fourteen months after it premiered at the Sundance film festival — and just in time for Easter — we finally have a trailer for Last Days in the Desert, which stars Ewan McGregor as both Jesus and the Devil in a story set sometime around the end of Jesus’ forty days of temptation in the wilderness. Check it out below the jump.
The first trailer for the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur came out last week, and it gave us only a very brief glimpse of Jesus. A new trailer — which first surfaced today on the Facebook page for Son of God, the other big-screen Jesus movie produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey — gives us a little more. Check it out below the jump.