New ‘Son of God’ Trailer: Behold the Man

Published 6 months ago by , Updated March 8th, 2014 at 4:56 pm,

It looks as if 2014 will officially be the year that Hollywood takes another crack at reviving a truly venerable film genre: the biblical epic. While the (anxiously) anticipated Noah and Exodus will soon tackle big-budget retellings of the Old Testament, the lower-profile Son of God looks to evoke the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Edited from the New Testament sections of the 2013 History Channel miniseries The Bible, Son of God is the rare release that originated in another medium before its theatrical run. A new trailer for this release is clearly intended to drum up a final head of steam before Son of God enters the box office fray at the end of the month.

Son of God Diogo Morado New Son of God Trailer: Behold the ManTruth be told, this newest preview for Son of God is rather inferior to the an earlier, more evocative trailer released two months ago. Whereas that preview portrayed Son of God as a heartfelt and exquisitely shot look at the Gospel story, this shorter trailer seems to trip over itself checking off the boxes of an already well-known tale.

As such, one has to wonder whether or not Son of God will end up a worthy addition to the canon of biblically inspired movies. The Bible received decent (though not overwhelming) critical accolades, but will its recut and expanded theatrical spinoff fare as well? More to the point, will Son of God reach the same artistic and/or box office heights of The Passion of the Christ, The Last Temptation of Christ, and The Greatest Story Ever Told?

Directed by Christopher Spencer (I Shouldn’t Be Alive), Son of God stars Diogo Morgado (Revenge), Amber Rose Revah (From Paris with Love), Sebastian Knapp (28 Days Later), and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel).

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Son of God will arrive in theaters on February 28th, 2014.

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  1. Luved the Bible on the History Channel. Hope they will show Jesus in more action scenes and be more gritty. It will be really cool to see if they put more miracles in there too.

    • 1 Corinthians 11:14

      Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

      1 Corinthians 11:7-10

      For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. [8] For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man. [9] Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. [10] For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

      What Christ Did Look Like??

      Exodus 20:4

      Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

      Almost all artists’ renderings portray Jesus with long hair, soft, feminine—if not effeminate—features, and a sentimental, sanctimonious look in His eyes. They bear no similarity in any way to what Christ really looked like.

      The Christ of your Bible did not look like this! If it were important for us to know exactly what He looked like as a man, it would have been recorded.

      Credit goes to: rcg and bible book itself.

  2. Wow Hollywood if really coming up with some crazy ideas. What an imagination to come up with a story like this.

  3. I’d rather see Biblical films that are as intense (or dark, if you prefer) as The Passion.

    Noah looks like it could be a bit on the strange side, but I am all for the tone they’ve gone with.

    This, on the other hand, just seems too warm and fuzzy for a 21st Century audience.

    Just my opinion!

  4. according to Catholics belfeaf ( pun intended) since gawd was not around for his …. ahh heemmm betrothed …

    (intellgent viewers know where this comment is going) controversial

    • What?

    • Double What?

    • What in the…?

  5. Loved the trailer, but I do agree with some others that it looks a little too “warm and fuzzy” which is ironic considering my main problem with Passion of the Christ was that it went a little TOO far with the dark tone. It just seems like it’s a challenge to be somewhere in the middle when it comes to biblical movies, but Noah looks like one that might be able to pull that off.

    • I haven’t seen / read if anything has been added to the material from the miniseries — I know the Devil was edited out … I’m hoping for a quality presentation, regardless of tone. The movie Noah is apparently very unorthodox is how it portrays Noah, his family, God, and the reason for the Flood …

  6. Meh. Pass.

  7. There’s something so wrong with that picture.

  8. “Jesus was black.”
    -Huey Freeman

    seriously though, how much longer till we get the middle eastern Jesus we deserve?

    • He’s Portuguese, so it’s a start I guess.

    • Jesus is Lord… Nothing else matters.

      • Well said.

    • @Leon – Well Diogo Morgado is from Portugal, so that’s closer then we’ve seen before.

      Paul

  9. For people who think it is easy to say that God has a son without any problem; please read what God says about such a claim:

    (88) They say: “(Allah) Most Gracious has begotten a son!”
    (89) Indeed ye have put forth a thing most monstrous!
    (90) At it the skies are ready to burst, the earth to split asunder, and the mountains to fall down in utter ruin,
    (91) That they should invoke a son for (Allah) Most Gracious.
    (92) For it is not consonant with the majesty of (Allah) Most Gracious that He should beget a son.
    (93) Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (Allah) Most Gracious as a servant.
    (94) He does take an account of them (all), and hath numbered them (all) exactly.
    (95) And everyone of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgment.

    • Actually, the hard part of claiming to be the Son of God is proving it. Jesus was executed (in part) for making this very claim and setting Himself up as God’s equal: “Before Abraham was, I Am,” (from the book of John) forgiving sins, and behavior of this sort. Many first century Jews initially revolted at this, much as you do, but Christians believe Jesus separated Himself from the others of the time who claimed to be Messiah by performing miracles, including rising from the dead, legitimizing His claims. So (historically orthodox) Christians have come to understand that God is indeed one in essence (our ancient creeds affirm one God), but three in person, a doctrine that we Twenty-First Century Christians don’t do a very good job of either understanding or explaining. Which leaves us with very divergent God concepts, despite both being monotheistic, and even sharing some common roots …

      I have not yet watched the Jesus material from the Bible miniseries, so I guess it remains to be seen how orthodox it actually is …

  10. Wow, this is a big year for Biblical epics with the ones mentioned above as well as the Left Behind remake coming out in June. Only time will tell how accurate those are, (at least The Son Of God TV show was pretty accurate).

  11. Massive inaccuracy instantly noticed. If Jesus was NOT white he would have been of middle eastern/Israeli complexion? !!

    • Yeah! Like Bar Rafaeli or Gal Gadot……wait…..

  12. I made a valid criticism regarding the uber Chritians who will continue to delude themselves that they are THE only voice of God. I was respectful and I simply challenged this interpretation’s message.
    The responses I got were hidden so that I had no real way to respond. One suggested that I did not believe in God (but that HE would pray for me, thus making it allright) and the other suggested I was committing a mortal sin . . . . .

    Yep, that explains it all . . . I’m cured, saved and ready to join the multitudes who use religion to justify their hatred, hypocrisy and self righteousness.

    yep a yep a yep

    • i would like to suggest that you learn how to spell.

  13. i don’t know man.

    I think it’s real pathetic when someone couldn’t think up their own ideas and then take basically an episode from a tv show and put it in movies. It’s like if they just “expanded” a Breaking Bad episode into theaters.

    • I have to agree with Brandon. Why couldn’t they release this film as a special edition episode or cut of the tv series as a special feature on the DVD and Blu-ray. This seems like a cheap ploy to get more money from the people.

  14. I think it’s cool that more movies are being made about stuff out of the bible. There’s this, Noah, Exodus like the article says right at the start.

    I just think it’s cool.

    The dude abides.

  15. I’ve just watched the trailer and I must say I am astonished. It could be the the best film this year! And I can’t wait to watch the full movie and I already bought a ticket in a very affordable price from AMC theatres.

  16. I saw the first show on Friday when it first opened.

    Two over-riding themes:

    1. The political perspective: Romans almost as hateful as the U.S. Washington ruling class.

    2. The historical angle. I loved Morocco scenery. Loved the history and the scenic visuals. A full spectrum of the color brown, from dark muddy brown to beige brown.

    Yeah there’s a sub-theme of religion. I call it a sub-theme because it’s like a Reader’s Digest version of the Son of God. Just a few pointers of the story were more than enough to fill two hours on the screen. What with all the killings, I was disappointed that King Herod’s Slaughter of Innocents was not in the movie. But you can’t have everything. As usual, to get the full story, you have to read the book.

    I highly recommend. Fine delivery of respected source material.

  17. P.S.

    Also, as a strong powerful muscular man’s man, the actor portraying Jesus was a refreshing change from the wimpy sissy actor portrayals that I grew up on.

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