A well written musical that so accurately brings to life the events surrounding Jesus' birth. Some of the songs were taken word for word from scripture! I could tell that the makers of this film paid close attention to detail really thought about what it would have been like back then going through what they did.
Zacharias was portrayed in a fun way, because he couldn't speak for quite some time, and I liked how they had fun with that in a tasteful way.
Overall this was a lovely production that did a fantastic job portraying Christ's birth and with well written melodies song in beautiful melding harmonies that evoked the emotion of Christmas. My favorite part was when the angels appeared to the shepherds and then they went to sing to Jesus and tell the town.
I would definitely say that this would be a movie worth seeing.
The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.
This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.
In ancient Israel, during the days of King Herod, a young couple’s world is turned upside down when the prophecy of a long-awaited deliverer unfolds upon their lives. They must trust in God’s promise in the midst of rising challenges, and their faithfulness is rewarded as they witness the most surprising and glorious event of all human history – the promise fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah.
ABOUT GLORIOUS FILMS
Glorious Films is the home of high quality entertainment products created from a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and have come to from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that will be released in 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.
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