THOR had his hammer. SUPERMAN had his cape. TONY had an iron suit. SAMSON had long hair and the power of God – and he dramatically defeated his enemies with supernatural strength!
Samson was the ORIGINAL SUPERHERO. Flawed, yes. He made mistakes and failed badly. Then he turned back to the Source of his strength and prevailed once again.
Samson FINISHED STRONG. And there’s much we can learn from his story.
After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
Directors: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff (co-director)
Writers: Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert
Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James | See full cast & crew »
DUE OUT: FEBRUARY 16, 2018
The new film, Samson, is coming out February 16th, and Nuts About Books & Movies wanted to give me the chance to see it. In lieu of the full movie not being released ahead of time, I was granted a sneak preview with a 26 minute montage via a digital link in exchange for my honest review and/or sharing among my network.
I had no idea what to expect, but I agreed. Immediately, I was grabbed by the use of realistic sets and costuming depicting the time of 1170 BC, in Ancient Israel. Right from the beginning you are brought into the strife between the Palestinians and Hebrews, the Palestinians being the stronger in might than the enslaved Hebrews. This movie reminded me of the style of Cecil B. DeMille’s biblical epics made, such as the 1956 movie, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner and Anne Baxter, The Ten Commandments, and Charlton Heston’s movie, Ben-Hur. Although this Delilah is painted differently than in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1949 film, Samson and Delilah featuring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, the end story is still the same and I thought done well.
Samson was not portrayed as a god, but rather as a man gifted by a god with godly powers.
I found myself intrigued and entertained enough to finish watching the montage. I thought, for a small film, the actors were actually believable and enticing and did a really good job. I wasn’t overwhelmed by special effects–since there really weren’t any, and the focus was more toward being historically factual and realistically portrayed, with the responsibility for believability placed on the actors themselves. Definitely character driven with a satisfactory plot management. If I were to rate this movie out of ten stars, I’d give it a 7 star. I enjoyed it.
I’ve attached an interview video for you to watch. Think about giving this movie a try! It’ll be out soon!