Movie Review- Is There Anything Christian About Hollywood’s “Silence” ?
Silence is a 2016 (supposedly) historical drama directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks and Scorsese. Silence is based upon the 1966 novel of the same name by Japanese writer Mr. Shusaku Endo. The story is set in Nagasaki, Japan and highlights the struggles of Catholics trying to get into Japan. (Please note that novels are typically not considered history).
Silence is not a movie that will lift you up, encourage you, or really give you any useful historical information. Martin Scorsese is famous for his Anti-Christian attack on Jesus the Messiah in his 1988 movie, “The Last Temptation Of Christ”, also based on a novel, not real history. The 1988 movie disregards proven records and makes up stories about the Son Of God, such as sexual relationships and other baseless drama. Scorsese keeps the level just as low and shows a Catholic priest trying to keep his pledge to not betray the Roman Catholic church of that period. In the end, he fails.
The film is filled with exactly what makes unknowing Christians weak, the Dark Ages Mentality (DAM). Instead of showing how to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and build your faith, it focuses on the Dark Ages lie that says you must suffer for God. This is a lie of hell. We know that there are Five Things A Christian Must Do Every Day To Be Strong already. Hoping to get at least some great scenery of Japan? Unfortunately the movie fails there as well. The movie was recorded in Taiwan.
If you are a Christian and considering to go see Silence, you should think again. We must always consider the source of the music or video. Jesus taught us that a good tree bears good fruit, and a bad tree brings forth bad fruit in Matthew 7:18. The creators of this movie don’t know Jesus nor have any good fruit that you would want to bite into. In Philippians 4:8, the Bible says said to think on things that are true, honorable, and just. “Silence” is spiritual poison designed to take your money and waste your time.