Hello everyone! Today I will be doing a movie review. This is something new for me so hang on.
I decided to review the most recent Ben-Hur movie. I was a fan of the 1959 version (which was very long) and finally got to see the 2016 version with my dad over Christmas break.
The movie revolves around the concept of forgiveness. Not only brother to brother forgiveness but the forgiveness God has for His children. The beginning idea of revenge is still there as shown in the 1959 version, but it is not what you take away from the movie.
I really appreciated how Jesus was portrayed in the movie. He is shown to be a kind person and to possess a quiet power and confidence recognized by everyone.
And now for the best part … the chariot race!! The chariot race was amazing just as I had hoped. The horses and chariots lived up to all I expected. Everything leading up to the race concerning the horses was very well done. I like horses a lot so that was thoroughly appreciated. Many elements from the first movie are kept throughout the entire ten-minute scene and the CGI and live action cuts are blended together very well.
Though this movie was different from the 1959 version I felt that in light of the general story line it flowed very well. I would definitely recommend this movie and plan to watch it many more times.
- Judah Ben-Hur – Jack Huston
- Naomi Ben-Hur – Ayelet Zurer
- Tirzah Ben-Hur – Sofia Black – D’Elia
- Esther – Nazanin Boniadi
- Messala Severus – Toby Kebbell
- Simonides – Haluk Bilginer
- Jesus – Rodrigo Santoro
- Ilderim – Morgan Freeman
- Pontius Pilate – Pilou Asbaek