Since “The Bible” mini-series/movie aired in 2013 on the History Channel, there has been a wave of mainstream .Christian movies for the first time in many years. And with the film “Left Behind,” starring Nicholas Cage, premiering in theaters Oct. 3, Christian themed films could be a new genre that will continue to grow for years to come.
In the aftermath of the success from “The Bible” mini-series , films such as “Son of God,” “Noah,” and “God’s Not Dead,” have been released on the big screen. These films have been met with a mixed reaction from the mainstream critics and the Christian community as well.
For example “Son of God” received a 21% on Rotten Tomatoes and “God’s Not Dead” received a 17%. In contrast to those low scores, “Noah” received a passing grade of 77%. Amongst Christian however, I would take the stance that Noah is viewed as the least favorite of the three. In fact, in the public poll on Rotten Tomatoes, “God’s not Dead” leads with 83%, followed by “Son of God” with 74% and “Noah,” which only had a 44% approval rating from the public.
Personally, I loved both Son of God and God’s Not Dead. Both were great and should be in every Christian home as part of their movie collection. However, I thought Noah was horrible. The fact that the story told in the movie was completely different from the Biblical account aside, the movie was just bad. Nothing about that film impressed me and I found myself frustrated throughout the 2 hours plus it took me to get through the movie. If you haven’t seen this film don’t waste your time.
Son of God
God’s Not Dead