The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)


gset“The child of imagination is the child I fear.” – King Herod

Number of Times Seen –  1 (7 Aug 2013)

Brief Synopsis – The story of the life of Jesus

My Take on it – The title of this movie should be the “Greatest Most Boring Story Ever Told”.

This movie was sooo boring, I just wanted it to end quicker than the 3 plus hours that it ran for.  The story didn’t seem to flow very well and it skipped around a lot. I know that it shows a story that takes place over a period of 30 plus years, but there are many examples of other movies that do it better even though they usually don’t have such a vast amount of historical literature backing them.

Gandhi (1982), The Last Emperor (1987), The Godfather (1972) and Patton (1970) all were able to do so and make the story still interesting.

It’s actually ironic that another movie that did this so well was Ben-Hur (1959) which upon watching it a few weeks ago gave me the inspiration to watch this movie since I was interested in learning a bit more about the life of Jesus.  I think I’ll have to look elsewhere if I ever decide that I want a better version.

Bottom Line – Don’t waste your time. I wasted mine

Rating – Razzie Worthy

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