Monday, June 9, 2014

The Song Movie Review

Sorry this post is a few days late...

On Tuesday, the 3rd, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a pre-screening of The Song movie that will not be released until September 26th.  The lighting and editing was not complete, but this movie was still really good.  I didn't see anything wrong with the lighting, but I'm not an expert at that.  Actually, there was one scene in particular, that I thought the lighting was amazing, where the audience is not quite sure who is with the main character.  We found out after the screening, that was exactly what the movie makers intended.

Movie Poster is a free download from thesongmovie.com

"So, what is the movie about?" you may be asking.  Well, let me tell you.  The movie is a modern Biblical re-telling of Solomon's life, you know King David's son.  Solomon wrote Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.

I have read all of Song of Solomon, because I was a rebellious child.  I found out that book of the Bible was really scandalous, and I wanted to read something really scandalous, so I read Song of Solomon.  When I read Song of Solomon, I thought that the writing was beautiful.  I have read some of Proverbs, and a little bit of Ecclesiastes.  Watching the movie, reminded me of reading Song of Solomon and Proverbs, because there were direct quotes from both of those that I recognized in the voice over and the songs.

The very beginning of the movie was about King David, aka David King's, life.  I wasn't sure how much they were going to go into King David's life.  I also wasn't sure how they would modernize the whole situation with Bathsheba.  I won't spoil the opening scenes for you.  I will just tell you that was done very nicely.

In the movie, the main character's name is not Solomon, his name is Jed.  His father, David King, is a country music star.  You will still  like the movie if you don't like country music, because it's not hard core country music.  I don't enjoy much country music, but I do have an appreciation for the art, and I really enjoyed the movie.  Honestly, I really enjoyed this particular music, too.  I hope there is a soundtrack, because I need it!

This movie is not a watered down Bible re-telling.  There is scandalous stuff in the Bible, and there is scandalous stuff in this movie.  There are adult situations: drugs, alcohol, adultery, and a honeymoon.  All that being said, none of the bad stuff is glorified.  Also, there is no nudity, and there is only one on screen kiss.  WARNING though, if you are over the age of like 10, or 11, you will probably figure out what is going on that we don't see on the screen.

The Song is definitely one of my top five favorite movies.  The movie is a lot about spiritual growth, finding out who you are, marriage, family, and learning what is important in life.  I recommend this movie for ages 12, or 13,  and up, depending on maturity level and knowledge of the Bible history this movie is based on.  Go see The Song opening weekend, mark the date on your calendar, September 26, 2014!

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