The Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: The Last Supper Crucifixion and Resurrection
For more than 40 years, Charlton Heston has been captivating audiences with his thrilling portrayals of Biblical heroes such as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” Now, sit back and relax as he shares with you and your family his passion for Biblical literature and his unique insights into these timeless stories of faith.
The story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is one of the most dramatic tales in world literature, and for Christians, it is much more, a ringing affirmation of God’s love for mankind. Now the story of His final days has been brought to life through this beautifully animated film.
Jesus, the Messiah, deals with the increasing jealousy of the Jewish leaders of his day. They are worried about losing their influence over people and their money. In fact, in one scene Jesus overturns the money changers’ tables when he perceives they are more interested in profit than in God’s work. Jesus’ disciple Judas takes a particular interest in money and makes a dreadful decision to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
After the Last Supper, Jesus is taken captive, tried and sentenced to die. The people choose the insurrectionist Barabbas to be released, rather than Jesus. Jesus is hit, mistreated, has a crown of thorns placed on his head, and is sent to a cross to die between two thieves. Yes, on that first Easter morning so long ago, he rises from the dead and the women who go to his tomb are told that he is alive and to spread the word to the disciples. They do and soon Jesus appears to them himself.
This animated movie does a good job not being graphic with the crucifixion; it shows just a little blood on Jesus’ forehead and hands. We are pleased to award this wonderful film our Faith Friendly Seal for all ages. This is a movie that offers hope to all who watch it!