The Gospel Of Us (2011)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
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Dave McKean presents THE GOSPEL OF US, the film adaptation of the ground-breaking theatre event starring Michael Sheen. Taking inspiration from one of the defining narratives of our times, this contemporary re-telling of the Passion story took place across the town, with the people of Port Talbot as its cast, crew and heroes. Easter. Port Talbot is in a battle for its life. Authoritarian forces have taken over and the town is in thrall to ICU, a sinister and merciless corporation depleting the
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Its cheap visual effects, blaring sound, dreary pace and aggressive attempts to modernise the story are unbearably gimmicky.
[McKean] keeps things visually interesting and exciting, overlaying images and using the occasional separately filmed segment.
There is a raw, primitive response to Christ in this film, despite all its community theatre window-dressing. I loved its spirit of a fanfare.
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