Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The problem with almost every “faith-based” film is that they’re too busy delivering a sermon to tell a good story. There is nothing wrong with entertainment being specifically crafted for Christian audiences, but there is everything wrong with recent movies like God’s Not Dead and The War Room, which coddle their audiences by literally preaching to the choir and no one else.
So we’ll say this much about Risen: if you remove it from the faith-based genre, it still has a killer elevator pitch. This is the story of a Roman soldier tasked with tracking down the body of Jesus Christ, which has vanished from his tomb only days after his execution. With Jesus’ followers stirring up revolution throughout Jerusalem, he has to work fast and, as you can guess, he soon learns that things aren’t quite so simple.
You can cast judgment on the Risen trailer yourself after the the jump.