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The Gospel of John" – Movie Review

Holly McClure, Movie Reviewer

Friday, September 05, 2003

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Genre: Christian

Rating: PG

Release Date: September 2003 (in selected theaters – see www.GospelofJohnTheFilm.com)

Actors: Henry Ian Cusick, Stuart Bunce, Daniel Kash’s, Richard Lintern, Stephen Russell, Scott Handy and Christopher Plummer as the Narrator.

Director: Philip Saville

Special Notes: I’ve already had a few people ask me if this movie will “ruin”, “conflict” or “hurt” Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion” (which will hopefully be released early next year). I even read a quote that said, “There are other Jesus movies in preparation, but 'The Gospel of John' is the one that most Christians have been waiting for.” Folks, please forgive me for bluntly expressing my opinion but shame on any of us for thinking that way. Christians should be thrilled that there are a couple of movies portraying Jesus and his ministry coming soon to a theater near you. Just as there are four different Gospels with four different interpretations of Christ and his ministry, so can (and should) there be a multitude of distinctly different movies telling the truth about Jesus.

I have seen Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion,” and it is a completely different story, focus and interpretation from “The Gospel of John,” so why would anyone think one would hurt the other or that one would be better than another? Isn’t that the beauty of telling a story and that there are many different ways to do so? Hollywood is famous for releasing movies with similar themes and storylines around the same time. Just this summer we were inundated with comic book heroes from “X2” and “The Hulk,” futuristic heroes from “The Matrix Reloaded” and “Terminator: Rise of the Machines” and within a week of each other we were given two very different pirate movies: “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven...