Nativity

My friend the Manhattan lawyer/Brooklyn denizen sent me this spectacular review of The Nativity, which is also, it should be noted, rather free with the blue language:

“This time around Jesus is being pursued by the ancient world version of a Bond villain, simply named Herod, who, knowing of Jesus’s amazingly bad assed ability to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ (I mean, really, he’s like Roman era John McClane) that he’s gonna try to kill him before he’s even born. So he sends out an army of Roman soldiers to try and find the unwed mother pregnant with the savior of humanity.

I know, I know, I know. I know what you’re thinking. I liked this story a lot better when it was called The Terminator. I guess someone at New Line thought that it would be better with Roman soldiers instead of killer robots. Which is exactly why James Cameron is a genius. Everything is better with killer robots. Especially the story of Jesus.”

[snip]

“This feels in every way like a ‘YOU’VE READ THE BOOK, NOW SEE THE MOVIE!’ kind of film. It’s not going to make you look at the Nativity story in a new light, it won’t cause you to re-examine or strengthen your faith. And to anyone not of the faith, it’s probably gonna bore you to tears.”

As he notes – say what you will about The Passion, but it had a genuine vision behind it.

Comments

  1. Did someone order the story of Jesus with a side of killer robots?

    Copy and paste, people. It’s worth it.

  2. Kevin Jones says

    John Connor, JC–subtle, huh?

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    Hey, what did you expect from the king of the world?

  4. Jeff Miller says

    You can have both. Here is a link to a parody video combining the Terminator and the Nativity.

    http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/archives/006969.php

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