It was a tense night in Sodom. God's judgment, and the rain of fire fell from heaven. The Lot, beleaguered henpecked, nephew of Abraham, whisk two mysterious Jedi-like figure to him. Immediately a group of armed men of Sodom burst through the door and demands that he give up. The One of the "Jedis" unsheathes his sword and quickly dismembers two men.The scene ends the first episode of the miniseries, the new 10-part History Channel called the Bible, which garnered 14.1 million viewers last week more than other shows on cable in 2013.
Produced by Mark Burnett, the reality-TV pioneer known as survivors, The Apprentice and Shark Tank, and her husband, actor took an angel Roma Downey (who also played the Virgin Mary), the miniseries seems to have been conceived primarily religious audience, or at least they informed in writing. It also full of cruel enough to catch channel surfers. In that case, the series resembles 2004 Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ movie called The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre blogger and grossed over $ 600 million at the box right office.Burnett not only recreated Gibson bloodshed he agree with the way the marketing of The Passion. The producers associated with religious guides distributed learning, and preview the series with the church. They courted big evangelical leader's name. The Bible discusses the church in March, Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren states, "God is going to do something really great." Choosing the popularity of the beginning of the show, lost a decent marketers feast.The series starts with a bearded Noah ark list boat during the storm screamed the story of Adam and Eve to its passengers. If the History Channel is to be believed, there is no shortage of screaming in the Bible.
Later in the story, an obesity Herod, covered in leeches, a Jewish rebels screaming: "! I built the temple "Then he stabbed in the neck for both prisoners measure.As work of narrative, the Bible falls short. The characters as one-dimensional as described in a story Sunday school, angry. And in 10 hours, the miniseries is more of a highlight reels sacred than a coherent story. Like an endless movie trailers, are filled with tension make hurried voice-over (provided by actor Keith David), and a glimpse of points.Of main plot, the filmmakers had to do some filings, so no Job suffered at the hands of God or Jonah was swallowed by a whale. It slows down, fortunately, at normal speed once Jesus comes in Episode Five. And there are some parts of satisfying all the way. In one scene, a dying Samson (played by Game of Thrones' Nonso Anozie) shared his last moments with his mother, in the midst of the destruction of the Philistine temple. It is a rare human moment in the midst of God Rush events.The miniseries worth $ 22 million, humble compared to $ 200 million HBO (TWX) spent the war epic The Pacific 2010. And there are reports that Burnett will take the Bible in a movie. Whether or not the story benefits from a shorter running time is uncertain. Point certainly is.