Peter and Paul
Peter and Saul begins with the stoning of Stephen, who is made to look corny, easily mistaken for a mad man.
That's sure make some of us feel a little iffy about this film right off the bat.
Shortly before his campaigns against the the early Christians Paul know that the acceptance of Jesus and gift of forgiveness was for gentiles too?
Paul has a terribly modern mind, you can quickly recognize the 70's and 80's in him.
Hopkins is not a good actor and his lines are cheap..
so many outbursts of anger.
I can hardly recognize them out of the crowd.
There's not a hint of Godliness in them, except when they are preaching but their lives do not reflect it..
I can not quite put my finger on my dislike of it..
One of the biggest examples I can give that will serve as insight to understand the stark difference between the Bible and the portrayal is the anger issue.
Every disciple is always angry, has fits of rage, jealous of one another, fearful of one another, and is real sad to watch them always fighting one another.
What is the opposite of faith? Is it not fear? Accompanied by doubt and anger is the complete opposite of the Gospel we see in the Bible, so one could argue that these portrayals do not practice what they preach.
When Paul identifies that he has an "unloving" issue, or lacks love, he writes the love chapter, so then he "starts" loving others.
So he is learning as he goes?
I don't think so, Paul's ministry was based on the complete opposite, never told anybody to do as he said, not as he did, on the contrary he was such a disciple that he convicted people by his own actions not so much as by his words.
Not an inspiring film but a religious one, one that makes Christianity and how the message was delivered an ordinary and selfishly ambitious religion.