Have any of you seen the movie " The Nativity"?

by Lady Liberty 4 Replies latest jw friends

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    Hello everyone, and "Merry Christmas!!"

    Was wanting to go see this movie, and was wondering if any of you have already seen it and what you thought of it??


    Lady Liberty

  • free2beme

    From what I heard, it was boring and took no chances on the story. Unlike Mel Gibson did with last years Christ movie. I heard it was like going to Sunday school, and really kind of boring. I have seen a lot of movies on this topic, both done as drama and documentary. The only thing I heard was different with this movie is that Hollywood through more money at it and the special effects were better. Other then that, do not look to see anything you have not already seen hundreds of times.

  • kitten whiskers
    kitten whiskers

    Hi Lady Liberty! Yes, we went and saw it. I think it was nice in that it made you more aware of some of the hardships that Mary and Joseph faced, like on their trip to register. I was extremely disappointed in how they represented the angels appearing to Mary and Josephs dream. They left out some faith strengthening biblical scenes. There are no angels singing when the sheperds are told about the birth. Major miss there. The 10 Commandments with Charlton Heston parted the Red Sea, I think these directors would have made it appear like an ankle deep mud puddle to pass through! But it did have interesting views into the personal lives of the individuals. The magi's decision to go and see, Mary's mother and fathers reaction to her pregnancy. Things I never really thought about. Made me think of the faith Mary had to have to do God's will when her parents were in the dark to it. I would go. The scenery is best on the big screen, but they sure left out some beautiful points of scripture. Enjoy!

    Kitten Whiskers

    P.S. We took our 5 and 7 year old to it and they stayed interested enough, though we had to cover their eyes at times. It's one thing to read about in the bible and another to see something violent acted out (like the fear and cries of the families as the babies are taken to be killed). If you take any little ones, your mom instinct of whats coming next in the story will guide you!

  • Wild_Thing

    I don't like to go see movies where the plot is too predictable. Where's the suspense?

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    Thank you all for your responses. I think I will go see it. It may be predictable, but the previews looked so good.


    Lady Liberty

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