Monday, April 16, 2007

The Nativity Story

I watched The Nativity Story last night, though I did sort of nod off near the end. It was just kind of, well, boring for me. It all seemed so sterile - more like a living creche than a vibrant story with breathing people in it. There were some things that were done well, but I'd rather not get bogged down with all that.

However, a highlight for me was when Al-Assad (from 24) appeared as Gabriel - I about jumped out of my pants. I was waiting for him to blow something up, but apparently the man really has reformed.

I wanted to like it. I just ... didn't.

I mean, like, Gosh! Sorry.

3 comments:

truevyne said...

Scott,
Apparently I'm a really bad person, because my husband rented it for me and I couldn't even bring myself to watch it. I'm not fond of Hollywoodized Jesus...

angelmeg said...

Thanks for the heads up, I had avoided seeing it at the theater but wondered if it was worth a rental. I won't even bother with that.

I felt cheated when I watched "The Gospel of John". a four DVD "masterpiece?"

It was so non-transcendent on film. It was very flat and plodding. I think the Gospel writer wept when that was viewed, I know I did.

Scott Lyons said...

True - good move. I might have to let the same become my modus operandi.

Angelmeg - sometimes we believers have interesting definitions of words like masterpiece and art.