Movie Review: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Reviewed by Peter DeHaan
A hippy-styled acting troupe steps off their bus in the Israeli desert to perform a rock opera about the last days of Jesus, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Being a traitor, it is not surprising that Judas gets a few things wrong and possesses a skewed sense of his worth in this historic saga.
Even though we know how the story will end, the journey is both our reward and our pleasure. In an anachronistic manner, Superstar treats us to juxtaposed realities of the modern with the ancient. Despite a dated 70s feel to the directing and choreographing, the music is timeless and inspiring. Whether you watch it for the first time or the tenth, the message and the music are sure to mesmerize.
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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.