An amazing American story which has been reinterpreted, re-imagined and re-adapted so many times but the craze and the glory of the story still manages to thrill the audience in every way. The story which has been re-created and reproduced so many times both in novels and in movies still manages to have it’s 5th sequel to make its way to the heart of people. The movie Ben-Hur which is the recent released has a lot of things to show the audience.
The movie which is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is being written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley was one of the most expected movies till today when it was released. This sequel is the fifth adaptation of the movie of 1880’s novel Ben-Hur: a tale of the Christ which was written by Lew Wallace. The novel makes it wy directly to 1907 Silent movie, 1925 silent movie and then the Academy Award winning 1959 movie. The story was then modified to become of the animated movie of the same name. The movie has seen a lot of changes till now, but this time, the thing is quite different. This time, the movie is having the most gruesome and spine thrilling scenes in the whole movie. The movie is starring Jack Houston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell, with supporting role from Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, and Rodrigo Santoro. The principal photography of the movie began on 2nd Feb 2015, in the Rome, Italy and Lasted for around six months, the whole movie took around August 2015 to complete. The movie is available in 2D, 3D, Real3D and Digital 3D and Imax 3D.
The story is very strongly written, which revolves around two brothers from which one brother Judah Ben-Hur gets into false accused of an assassination attempt of his childhood friend and adoptive brother ‘Messala’. The story then takes place when Ben-Hur becomes the slave and gets into the slavery under the Romans and have to suffer so much of sufferings and tortures, then one day he pledges to take revenge from his brother by challenging him for very renown and adventurous and deathly match of Grand Chariot race. The biggest part of his knife is when he meets with Jesus of Nazareth, who is the only one to guide him throughout the whole journey of him to becomes a simple person to a challenging character.
Jack Houston who is playing the role of Judah Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince in Roman Occupied Jerusalem, he was later falsely accused of betraying of treason by his adoptive brother Messala nd is then sentenced to a life-long slavery. He has to suffer a lot while staying in the Roman slave ship. Later on, he pledges to takes on the Roman empire by avenging his brother in a grand event which is a Chariot race. When he was on his lost journey he met Jesus Christ, he becomes very happy and feel so much honored to meet him and then starts following his every single command and advice to become one of the undefeatable characters in the whole Roman empire. Bekmambetov who was thinking ogive Jack the role of Messina later changed his mind and suggest the role of Ben-Hur for him because of his well built and experience in horse-riding. he also was very impressed because he fulfills all the requiring characteristics which we needed to became a Ben-Hur.
The other and the most effective role is played by Morgan Freeman as Sheik Ilderim who is wealthy Nubian sheik, he trains Ben-Hur to become one of the best characters and to be that much strong to take his revenge from his brother ‘Messala’, the figure which was humorous one in the last part seems to be an important role and figure this time in the movie.
The other important role but the negative one is Toby Kebbell as Messala who is a Roman army officer and childhood friend and adoptive brother of Ben-Hur, even after the relation of a brother, he still betrays his brother. The other female lead role of the movie is done by Nazanin Boniadi who is playing the role of Esther, she is a Jewish slave and remaining only loving of Ben-Hur in that world. \
The most important role according to the movie makers is the Jesus which was played by Rodrigo Santoro, it was like in the original film the movie makers decided that the Christ will have a prominent role in this version of the movie. Paramount Picture’s vice chairman, Rob Moore, stated that Christ in this version is going to be consistent with people’s expectations,” and all the expectations which were made until now will be faithfully honored by this one. This was because Paramount wants to avoid the sort of backlash received by Darren Aronofsky’s Noah because some Christians were slightly disapproved and dismayed by the film’s inventive and inaccurate interpretation of the Bible. Santoro told that it was one of the most challenging roles he has played till now, adding that he has personally received blessings from Pope Francis for his role as Christ in this movie.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which is one of the most renown names in the Movies industries after a very long time, decided to acquire Keith R. Clarke’s script which was an adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Paramount Pictures and MGM announced that they will co-produce a new version of Ben-Hur, which will be based on the novel by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey serving to produce and executive produce. MGM had previously released two films based on the book, the 1925 silent film and the other one famous was 1959 film of the same name after which the rights of the later film sold to Ted Turner in the 1980s. MGM had just emerged from a long-running bankruptcy due to the global success of the twenty-third James Bond film, Skyfall and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which make this emerging for both of them and the movies went to gross over $1 billion at the box office worldwide including above $300 million in the United States and Canada and Paramount was getting appreciation at that time for the biblical tale, Noah. The movie’s traile got an amazing review and response form the audience and made the movie makers to expect much more from the movie and its collection, how-ever the movie was not given so much good responses from the critics and reviews channels.
The movie is all out and his having great success at the box office and theaters. Stay tuned to The News recorder for more latest and recent updates about the world movies and Buzz.