Hot Take: Risen tries. The point of view is unique and gives a different perspective on the tale of the Resurrection but it’s not enough to escape mediocrity.
On the plus side, Risen is well-acted and director Kevin Reynolds insures it is made with quality and detail. There’s a fresh perspective as the film is told from the Roman point of view which helps Risen appear restrained. It’s the exact opposite of 2004’s The Passion of the Christ as it paints with a broader narrative brush and tones down the religious zeal of it’s unofficial predecessor. Read More →