Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Book of Ruth

I recently watched The Book of Ruth, as I got that DVD at a OM super discount.

They spent a lot of time in the early verses, essentially drawing the degenerating family situation and the sons dying, etc. They added relationship elements as well as tensions that were between that Hebrew family and their heathen neighbours.

Of course, everybody knows the ending, so there is no surprise.
I think they made some cultural/historical elements clear to the audience. But clearly the New Testament quotes in there were out of place.

It is an overall passable movie in terms of entertainment, and it has a little bit of faith building value. Its biggest utility, in my opinion, is to help disciples with little knowledge of the Old Testament know it better.

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