I’m not an avid movie watcher but when I see a good movie that I love, I’ve got to spread the good news to everyone! So I spent the day with my mum and friend in Southport and we randomly walked passed Vue, all this while my mum had low-key wished to go see a movie so of course, she took the chance haha. She suggested watching Ben-Hur and of course, me not being keen on movies just went with the flow, my friend didn’t mind as well. I enjoyed the movie and I’m so happy we saw it! It was really good 👌👌👌
If anyone has seen The Passion of Christ or any Christ related movie, we know Jesus is often the primary focus and such movies just show what we already know, I mean the crucifixion. So, for me what I loved most about Ben-Hur was watching someone else’s story with Jesus sort of in the background. This time, it was interesting watching Jesus from another person’s point of view, from a more human perspective, you know, Jesus the carpenter or the good guy on the street.
I’m going to try my best not spoil this for those who haven’t seen this but the movie is about two brothers, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala (who I like to call Chicken Tikka Masala). Messala was adopted into Judah’s Jewish family, unfortunately, over time he began to feel alienated so he decided to leave and join the Roman army. An incident occurred threatening Pontius Pilate, new Roman governor as he marched into Jerusalem passing Judah’s home causing the Romans to seize Judah and his family under Messala’s instructions. For this, Ben-Hur endured five years of slavery in the Roman galley as a rower. Returning to Jerusalem, Judah sought revenge as Messala cost him the loss of everything, his family.
So much happens in between but as I said, I don’t want to spoil it. Trust me it’s worth watching it, most especially cause you get to see such pretty face. (Omg his look just before the Chariot race :’) Jack Huston is one fine man people.
I have a question tho, did men wear trousers, to be more specific, jeans in Jesus’ time? Cause Judah was flexing in his. Anyhoo, this is a really good movie to watch especially being a Sunday, it’s action and beautiful faces packed! Thank me later 😉