Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews
Jesus is cool, man. No he isn't ... fuck off. 'Nuff said.
In any case, a very interesting adaptation of a musical which deserves to be watched at least once.
he seems to be the only one with the right moral vision according to this, which is a perfect hollywood allegory. they really are the judases.
sounds like a jewish violation of lewis' trilemma where they'd like him to be a good teacher, but nothing more, despite what he said.
trying to make a more palatable hippie jc
it also falsely makes him the pharisee, which he was the opposite of.
whiny naturalist interpretation that denies divinity, like Jesus warned against. like people who want to have their cake and eat it too.
Judas is the only one who sees straight...all you need to know
gospel of material rather than spiritual
. It makes the traitor Judas Iscariot a victim and reduces the Lord Jesus Christ to a burnt-out celebrity who is in over His head.
super gay soliders.
takes away things jesus actually said...makes him say things he didnt
suddenly judas cares about the poor, or anyone other than himself.
strippers at the temple. cool. so who is this jesus and where did he come from?
the songs are ok and the gethsemane scene is esp effective. that's about it.
The most hopelessly unbiblical depiction of Christ ever Pure hollywood schlock.
Since this film is a rock opera there is no spoken dialogue; every word is sung. The music in this film is catchy and memorable. Thanks to the musical genius of both Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (the original writer and composer), this film contains many incredible songs. The performances are vital as well. The combined talent of Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, and Yvonne Elliman create a musical to be remembered. Retelling the story of Jesus in this way is certainly a different approach and it really only works because it is a musical. Without the music, this film would be a complete "borefest."
That is another reason the film is unique-because it takes away the mythology of Jesus and gives us a normal human Jesus, which is rather boring in my opinion. Without the music this movie would be on the top of my list for worst movies of all time. Without the elements that make Jesus interesting he becomes just another guy. Regardless, the film is still worth watching because it has great music.