Friday, December 5, 2014

Review of The Gospel of John by The Lumo Project

I had the pleasure of getting to view The Gospel of John (KJV) created by The Lumo Project which is an interesting visual aid covering the life of Jesus Christ. It takes the biblical scripture word for word as the script. It is beautifully narrated as various actors, both male and female, act out what is currently going on during that particular scripture.

What I liked most about the movie was the incredible scenes and reenactments. Wherever this movie was filmed was extremely beautiful. I liked how the narration fit in with what was being shown in the background. I especially liked how the narration was exactly like biblical scripture and did not deviate from it nor change it to what someone's opinion of what the scripture meant. For this movie to be used as a successful visual aid, it is so important to keep with the truth (scripture).

What I liked least about the movie was the fact that it is only narrated. You can see the actors and actresses talking throughout the movie however at no time do you know what they are saying. The only voice you hear throughout the entire 2 1/2 hour movie is the narrator. I think this would have been more enjoyable if it was only partially narrated and then have the actors not only play out the parts but actually have lines. I think that would have helped to keep the attention of the audience. Perhaps if they stated upfront that this was more like a documentary than a movie, people would know what to expect.

I give this movie 4 stars out of a total of 5 stars. I recommend this to anyone wanting a visual aid while studying the Bible, by churches to help teach Sunday school lessons and to anyone who just wants to be able to visualize what they are reading.

You can watch the trailer for this beautifully done visual aid below:

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