Movie Critics Don’t Like Son Of God
Son of God is at 22% on Rotten Tomatoes, meaning only 22% of movie critics gave the movie a positive review. There’s something disingenuous about this trailer, so I never got around to seeing this movie and as we can see, the critics certainly didn’t favor this one. One thing that really grabbed my attention was FOX’s summary for the movie:
This major motion picture event — an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S. — brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar (R)-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection (c) Fox
What in the hell do they mean by “an experience created to be shared among families and communities across the U.S.?” Meaning people outside the United States don’t like Jesus? Venezuela is 98% Christian and boasts a population of nearly 29 million people, so that seems like a decent size group to market your movie to… at least I think it does.
Without seeing the movie, I can’t know if there is a link between the critic’s distaste for Son of God and the movie’s production as FOX seems to have had the idea that they would specifically market this movie to American Christians. This is all fascinating stuff… but it’s still unlikely that I’ll ever get around to watching this flick. I’ve got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies to check out!