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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:51 PM

Had hopes for this one, being on the History Channel, but it is so damn corny. It's kind of addicting in a way that you want to see how bad can they make this. The director must have read Directing for Dummies written by Edward D. Wood Jr. in his prep to do this.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:26 AM

Had hopes for this one, being on the History Channel, but it is so damn corny. It's kind of addicting in a way that you want to see how bad can they make this. The director must have read Directing for Dummies written by Edward D. Wood Jr. in his prep to do this.


Some years ago I viewed a interview with Hollywood director Mervyn LeRoy. The topic of censorship came up and how directors worked around it before the motion picture rating system came into play. He went on to say if they were to film the Bible exactly the way it is written it would receive a X rating! Given that it would have been better if they made it a theatrical release in the style of "How The West Was Won" with multiple directors. Think of the possibilities. John McTiernan directing the action scenes and Paul Verhoeven directing the love scenes.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

Nothing can beat the Hallmark TV-miniseries/movie "Noah's Ark".

That was so galactically bad I felt sorry for Jon Voight and Mary Steenburgen (sp?).

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:00 AM

Had hopes for this one, being on the History Channel, but it is so damn corny. It's kind of addicting in a way that you want to see how bad can they make this. The director must have read Directing for Dummies written by Edward D. Wood Jr. in his prep to do this.


I got it DVR'ed but thanks for the heads up. I'm not even going to waste my time watching it.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:02 AM

Guess we won't be seeing the story of the Levites Concubine anytime soon . . .

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

^^ Isn't that letting others decide for you?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:12 AM

^^ Isn't that letting others decide for you?


Nice Nick, kind of ironic given the topic of the show :lol:

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:43 AM

It was the highest rated show in its time slot. And it was praised on The View this morning.

They especially liked the parting of the 'Red' sea.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:06 PM

For the most part, the show got only mixed reviews. As a presentation of the Old Testament and the New Testament it was very incomplete but what are you going to do in the time available???

IMHO it would take at least 36 hours to offer a reasonably proper presentation of just the stories of the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, and the New Testament (with a lot of fades if it isn't on Cinemax or Showtime). And you can't avoid making some controversial translation choices. I won't even talk about the how political issues of the 4th, 16th, and 17th centuries shaped the Christian biblical canon, or how it's stories differ from Jewish and Muslim writings.

Understanding all the issues, they did ok IMHO.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

I asked What Would Jesus Do? last night and he replied he'd rather watch Californication. Benedictus qui venit (blessed is he who comes).

BTW, thanks a lot for the parting of the Red Sea spoiler! I thought Moses was gonna provide jet skis!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

I asked What Would Jesus Do? last night and he replied he'd rather watch Californication. Benedictus qui venit (blessed is he who comes).

BTW, thanks a lot for the parting of the Red Sea spoiler! I thought Moses was gonna provide jet skis!

I didn't say Moses.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Benedicti quo vadis dictum - veni vici vidi e pluribus unum, per se.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

Benedicti quo vadis dictum - veni vici vidi e pluribus unum, per se.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

I pulled the plug as I was unable to finish the second episode late last night.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:04 AM

I watched the part about Moses finding out he's slave trade. All heavy-handed exposition and grade-B acting. Brutal stuff. I guess Christians will find it inspiring. But mainly bad actors will find it inspiring that you can suck and still get work in Bible epics!

BTW, the actor they chose for Moses is incredibly weird looking--looks like an alien or something. Maybe that's a subplot!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 02:01 PM

Every bible hero, so far, is coming off like some kind of wacko. It went from kinda funny to annoying in only two episodes.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Every bible hero, so far, is coming off like some kind of wacko. It went from kinda funny to annoying in only two episodes.


I have to agree. They are portrayed as being rather stupid, or just weird. I thought it would give me an additional insight from a different point of view, but it's not accurate enough for that, and as you say, it has very quickly become annoying and irritating.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

They're not ADDING anything to the cultural mythology so why bother? At least The Passion of the Christ attempted to bring something new to the table. What's their next series, The Phone Book??

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

Saw a few segments and thought it was a poor production. I had high hopes but I would not waste the time watching. Trying to sync the OT and NT with our own modern perspective is hard. This mini-series failures to me were not only the screen writers perspective but also because it was too low-budget.

Watching the death of Samson and the "thousands" of Philistines was awful to watch because all one could see was about 2-dozen actors on screen a bad temple set. Also the sets looks like something from a “C” - grade version of the movie “Godzila” circa 1960.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

And they showed Samuel killing Agag the Amalekite king. What they didn't show was that he also killed all the women, children and livestock.
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