The Young Messiah HD iTunes Code
Inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, The Young Messiah imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. When the mystery of Jesus' divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
Outstanding film filling in the gap the Bible leaves out (Anne Rice's youth Gospel)
By American Samurai-Soldier on March 27, 2016
Format: HD iTUNES Code
Wonderful movie. Based on a novel written by "Vampire Chronicles" author Anne Rice, we the audience are taken on a journey of destiny and mercy starting in Egypt and ending in Palestine.
A young Christ goes through his youthful trials & errors, realizing his family needs to return home to Palestine when word of King Herod Antipas's death hits Cairo. Youngster Jesus and his family go through a series of dangerous pearls on the journey home, as actor Sean Bean (Patriot Games, Sharpe's Challenge, Game of Thrones, & Lord of the Rings) commands a Roman legion assigned to serve Herod's disgusting corrupt son in a vicious campaign to hunt Jesus down. Many are condemned along the way as the boy finds his holy calling to the temple in Jerusalem, where a leading Rabbi along with a blind wise man realize the child is more significant and special then other boys his age.
Anne Rice's stories always seem to enjoy providing us integrate details on characters based on witch, or Demonic imagery. For if you are a fellow fan of "Interview with a Vampire", one will recognize very similar themes exhibited in her warlock depiction of Lucifer.
So far this film at least for me has been the best I have seen in 2016, for so many numerous reasons but one solid rock of the movie is both the young English boy actor who plays Jesus, and veteran actor of excellence Sean Bean in one of his best performances since "Patriot Games" & "Thrones".
With the exception of the brutal ancient Roman violence depicted in the movie, I would have rather given this movie a G rating because it's simply a film kids, teens, and adults throughout American society really should see. no other movie or show in my memory has depicted a tale of Christ's boyhood, for in tradition we go from the Christmas Nativity birth in Bethlehem with the trip to Cairo, and skip to his 30's where he is baptized by John (Ultimately where the Gospel of Mark begins).
Movies and tv shows that display scenes that provoke both thought, historical Biblical insight, and deeper emotional appeal seem to lack drastically compared with the more popular art of the modern era. Teens and adults who are fans of Anne Rice should see both "Interview with a Vampire" and this movie, because so far these are the best adaptations of her novels, despite the huge time gap between them (& just skip "Queen of the Damned" which was horrible).
I give this film my absolute highest rating with an A+ & two big thumbs up.